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Swim team places fourth in Ohio

Chris Norton
Sports Editor

Geneva, Ohio was the setting for an onslaught of swimmers; there, the Marauders were pitted against three conference opponents. They came just a few strokes shy of swimming past Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Gannon, and Edinboro, but still placed impressive times.

The Marauders’ impressive times were not enough to give them the edge over Indiana (Pa.)
The Marauders’ impressive times were not enough to give them the edge over Indiana (Pa.)

Senior Amanda Thomas placed within the top 10 in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle, placing seventh in the 100 with a time of 55.71 seconds, and 10th in the 200 at 2:02. Thomas truly made herself known in the tournament with these attention-grabbing times, putting Millersville within contention.
However, sophomore Grace Magerr grabbed the best result of the day. She came in sixth place in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:23, breaking the school’s record. Magerr also placed seventh in the 500-yard freestyle after just 5:29. Her contribution to the team had a lasting effect on her peers.
Freshman Jaime Cessna earned a decent amount of points for the Marauders, as she fell into the number 10 spot in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:26. Alongside her was freshman Brigid Kavanaugh, who scored nine points in the 100-yard backstroke, placing ninth at 1:06.
In a final combined effort, Kavanaugh, Thomas, Rachel Malampy, and Marina Barrineau grabbed seventh place in the 200-yard relay with a group time of 1:44. The girls showed their best efforts, which put them in a commendable fourth place that day.
Millersville travels to Juniata College this Friday, October 25th to square off against the Eagles in a match that is sure to be a thrilling show.