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Swimming laps Lock Haven

Breanna Crognale
Staff Writer

It was a dominating win for the Millersville University swim team on Saturday in the meet against Lock Haven University. They secured their second victory of the season at home: 112-92. The Marauders dropped the first event, the 400 Yard Medley Relay, with the team of freshmen Rachel Stump and Bree Link, sophomore Jaime Cessna and senior Adriana Rodriguez finishing second in 59:20. The Bald Eagles took first place with a time of 55:48.

Millersville rebounded in the 1000 Yard Freestyle, with sophomore Grace Magerr taking first place with a time of 11:01. Close behind her was sophomore Megan Oxley, who finished the event at 11:45.

Three Marauders competed in the 200 Yard Freestyle, including freshman Rachel Malampy, who completed it at 2:03. Also swimming in the event was Rodriguez, who finished third, two seconds behind Malampy with 2:05.18. Immediately following her was teammate Becca Anderson who finished with a time of 2:05.70.

It was a close competition in the 50 Yard Freestyle, with Millersville sophomore Brigid Kavanaugh just edging out Lock Haven’s Carley Nitchie in 25:54 to win the event. Also swimming in the event were freshmen Marina Barrineau and Deanna Maurone, who finished with times of 26:15 and 27:36, respectively.

Senior Amanda Thomas brought home another victory for the Marauders in the 200 Yard Individual Medley, where she swam a time of 2:19. Link and Cessna also participated in the medley, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Bald Eagles won the next three events, with Lock Haven’s Kristin Taylor just barely edging out Cessna for the victory in the 100 Yard Butterfly. Then in the 100 Yard Backstroke, Lock Haven’s Kayla Schnars outlasted Kavanaugh as she went on to win the event with a time of 1:02. Kavanaugh was unable to chase her down and finished in second with a time of 1:03.

The Marauders had two more individual first place finishes: Magerr in the 500 Yard Freestyle and Link in the 100 Yard Breaststroke. The team of Kavanaugh, Malampy, Magerr and Thomas out swam their competition in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay. They won the event in dominating fashion, finishing almost four seconds ahead of the second place team, with 56:03.

The Millersville team of Anderson, Megan Hickey, Barrineau and Stump completed the event with a time of 59:85, placing second. Millersville now begins preparations for the Highlander Invitational down in Radford, Va. on November 21-23.