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W&M Women Finish CAA Championships with Gold in the 400 Free Relay
Updated: Wednesday 03/03/2013 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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The William and Mary women's swimming team wrapped up the Colonial Athletic Association Championships on Saturday night with a win in the final race, and a third-place team finish with 496 points.  Towson won the team championship with 783.5 points, with James Madison second with 735.5 points.

Complete Results

1650 Free
Senior Caylyn Tate (Sterling, Va.) set the tone for the night with a third-place finish in the 1650 free, setting school records at both 1,000 and 1,650 yards.  She passed the 1,000-yard mark in 9:57.65, becoming the first woman in school history to break the 10-minute barrier, and stopped the clock for a final time in her career in 16:36.89.  Freshman Hannah Vester (Cincinnati, Ohio) was seventh overall in a freshman-record time of 16:52.88, the fourth-fastest race in school history, and now ranks second all-time at W&M.  Her 1,000-yard split of 10:13.17 was the eighth-fastest race ever, and improved Vester to fourth in school history among athletes.  Senior Meghan Baker (New Rochelle, N.Y.) was 18th overall, finishing in 17:11.35 which was the 18th-fastest race in school history.

200 Back
In the consolation finals of the 200 back, sophomore Liz Glenn (Greenwood Village, Colo.) was 11th overall in 2:01.52, and freshman Noelle Klockner (Marlboro, N.J.) was right behind her in 2:01.87 for 12th.

100 Free
Sophomore Megan Howard (McLean, Va.) earned a silver medal in the 100 freestyle, swimming a personal-best 50.30 for second place.  Junior Sara Shaner (Clarendon Hills, Ill.) also set a lifetime-best, touching the wall in 50.87 seconds for fourth place.  Junior Jen Bentley (Jamestown, N.Y.) was eighth overall in 51.71 seconds, and senior Gabrielle Mizerak (Manassas, Va.) won the consolation finals with a lifetime-best 50.88 seconds, improving to fourth all-time at W&M.

200 Breast
Senior Emily Bart (Cherry Hill, N.J.) led four Tribe swimmers in the 200 breast, finishing eighth overall in 2:20.06.  Freshman Lindsey Winston (Henrico, Va.) swam a personal-best 2:19.05 in the consolation finals for 11th place, and improved to seventh in school history in the event.  Classmate Jenny Lomicka (Henrico, Va.) was 15th in 2:22.21, and fellow rookie Courtney Mizerak (Manassas, Va.) finished 16th in 2:26.52.

200 Fly
In the 200 fly, freshman Jessie Ustjanauskas (West Hartford, Conn.) took sixth overall, stopping the clock in 2:02.90.

400 Free Relay
W&M's final gold of the week, and second relay win, came in the 400 free relay.  Howard led the team with a 50.54 leg, before passing the baton to Gabrielle Mizerak, Bentley, and Shaner in turn.  The quartet won the conference title in 3:21.56, breaking the school record along the way.

2013 Colonial Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships
Final Results


1. Towson 783.5
2. James Madison 735.5
3. William and Mary 496
4. UNCW 359
5. Northeastern 287
6. Delaware 221
7. Drexel 212
8. George Mason 208









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