Davidson Women’s Swimming & Diving Hosts Queens
DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson women’s swimming & diving team opened their 2018-19 season against Queens University Saturday at Cannon Pool, falling 195-67.
Despite the setback, several Wildcats had nice showings in their season opener. Isabella McElrath swam a time of 2:11.03 in the 200 Butterfly for her first of two second-place finishes. McElrath returned in the 200 Breaststroke and touched the wall in 2:28.05, while Hannah Gould took third in (2:28.72).
Hope Carpenter claimed second in the 200 Backstroke with Sarah Helen Shepherd (2:10.35) and Julia Goodhead(2:11.74) right behind her for third and fourth place, respectively. Shepherd took second in the 200 IM (2:12.31) with McElrath in third (2:13.53).
Siena Senn had a nice debut as a Wildcat, earning two third-place finishes in the 200 (1:58.64) and 100 Free (55.96).
The 4×100 Free Relay led by Olivia Stanley, who had a third-place showing in the 50 Free (25.44), Alexis LeMone, Senn and Maggie Farrell finished third at 3:44.54. In addition, the 4×50 Medley Relay of Goodhead, Gould, Carpenter and Meredith McGill also came in third (1:51.77).
Davidson will enjoy a two-week break from the pool before traveling to Washington, D.C., for a 12 p.m. meet with Georgetown, Oct. 6.
Comments from Head Coach John Young
“The women got off to a good start today. The freshmen were especially impressive – Siena’s 200, Hope’s backstrokes, and Virginia and Hannah in the breaststrokes stand out.”
“We have so many opportunities to improve and refine, I could hardly be more excited for the potential that this team has.”