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W&M Women's Swimming Earns Split Saturday at ECU
Updated: Sunday 01/21/2012 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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The William and Mary women's swimming team earned a split in two meets Saturday at East Carolina, downing Campbell 211-51 and falling to ECU by the narrowest margin in two decades, 150-136.  In fact, the Tribe beat the Pirates 136-118 in the 14 swimming events, without ECU's 32 diving points taken into account.

400 Medley Relay
The meet began with the 400 medley relay, where the Tribe's top aggregation of Liz Glenn (Greenwood Village, Colo.), Emily Bart (Cherry Hill, N.J.), Gabrielle Mizerak (Manassas, Va.), and Molly Emery (Burke, Va.) combined to swim 3:53.40 for the victory.

1000 Free
Junior Caylyn Tate (Sterling, Va.) continued her breakout campaign in the 1000 free Saturday afternoon, winning the event in 10:22.17.  It was her eighth victory of the season.  Jen Bentley Jamestown, N.Y.) was third in 10:26.20.

100 Free
After East Carolina won five events in a row, the Tribe swung the momentum fully back to its own side of the pool with wins in six of the final seven events.  Sophomore Sara Shaner (Clarendon Hills, Ill.) led things off with her win in the 100 free, timing 52.65 seconds.  Kelly Fini (Manassas, Va.) was fourth in 54.78 seconds, and Katie Thomas (Virginia Beach, Va.) was fifth in 54.85.

200 Back
Freshman Liz Glenn became the third Tribe swimmer with 10 wins in 2011-12 after she won the 200 back in 2:02.69, touching just an inch ahead of senior Hailey Hewitt's (Fairfax, Va.) time of 2:02.80 in second.

200 Breast
Emily Bart came back from her turn on the medley relay to earn an individual win as well, timing 2:23.78 to beat all comers in the 200 breaststroke.

500 Free
In the 500 free, Molly Emery won her team-leading 14th race of the year with a top time of 5:02.59.  Jen Bentley was second in the race, touching the wall in 5:06.28.

200 IM
Freshman Brodde Lamb (Charlottesville, Va.) won once again in the 200 IM after stopping the clock in 2:08.15.  Senior Laura Matthews (Drexel Hill, Pa.) was third, in a time of 2:09.22.

200 Free Relay
The Tribe's final win of the day came in the 200 free relay with one of the fastest times in school history.  The quartet of Megan Howard (McLean, Va.), Sara Shaner, Gabrielle Mizerak, and Molly Emery timed 1:35.48, the ninth-fastest performance ever at the College.

200 Free
In addition to the wins, W&M also got outstanding performances in the other six swimming events.  In the 200 free, Sara Shaner led three Tribe athletes in quick succession with her second-place 1:54.79.  Gabrielle Mizerak was third in 1:55.65, and Hailey Hewitt was right behind in 1:55.69.

100 Back
In the 100 back, Molly Emery was second overall in 58.27, just ahead of Liz Glenn in 58.31 seconds.

100 Breast
Emily Bart added a silver medal in the 100 breast to her day's accomplishments, touching the pad in 1:07.09 for second place.  Liza McDevitt (Jenkintown, Pa.) was fourth in 1:07.99.

50 Free
Sara Shaner's second second-place showing of the afternoon came in the 50 free, where she timed 24.34 seconds just before her breakthrough win in the 100 free.  Megan Howard was third in the race, stopping the clock in 24.51.

100 Fly
Gabrielle Mizerak was second in the 100 fly with a time of 57.81 seconds, with Brodde Lamb rounding out the top five in 59.52 seconds.

200 Fly
Brodde Lamb also finished among the top five in the 200 fly, taking third overall in 2:08.55.

William and Mary returns to action next Saturday, January 28, in the final home meet of the season.  The Tribe will honor its six seniors at 11 a.m., before taking on the Delaware Blue Hens in the Rec Center Pool.

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