Top Swimmers Pick Up Where They Left Off
The Southwestern Pirates returned to the water after a long break to place 4th at the Austin College Invitational. Many of the top swimmers for the Pirates were back in form and came roaring off the break to dominate their fields.
Elizabeth Lewis not only finished in 1st place in the 1000 freestyle, her time of 11:03.67 was good enough to break the Southwestern University record for this event. Anne Stankus also placed 5th in the same event by swimming a personal best of 11:52.35, dropping her personal best by a full 15 seconds. Sarah Ayers placed 2nd in the 100 back stroke with a time of 1:00.76, just .12 behind the leader. In the 100 breaststroke, Emily Haskell placed 3rd with at time of 1:12.91. This time was just a tenth off of Haskell's season best. Mara Weidmann also placed 5th in the same event by swimming a season best time of 1:13.95. Sarah Alpini swam season best times of 2:24.46 (8th) in the 200 butterfly and :57.66 (10th) in the 100 freestyle. Sarah Ayers placed 1st in the 100 freestyle with a time of :54.34. Ayers also placed 1st in the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.42. Emily Haskell placed 8th in the event with a time of 2:24.79. She was closely followed by Sarah McCausland and Mara Weidmann who finished in 12th and 13th. Haskell (2:41.25), Weidmann (2:41.35), and McCausland (2:41.65) made the most of their grouping in the 200 breast stroke when they finished in 4th, 5th, and 6th place.
The Pirates return to action on January 27th and 28th at the Univeristy of the Incarnate Word Invitational in San Antonio starting at 6pm on the 27th.