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February 9, 2013

Women’s Swimming Perched in Fourth Following Day 2 of Landmark Conference Championships

Friday's Recap  |  Full Results

Scranton, PA – The USMMA women's swimming and diving team will be in fourth place as they head into the final day of the 2013 Landmark Conference Championships. The highlight of the day was Jacqueline White (Oradell, NJ) breaking her own Academy record in the 100 butterfly. Emily Olsen (Glenwood, NJ) had one of the top swims for Merchant Marine as she earned a third-place finish along with White. 

White's bronze medal came as she clocked in at 1:00.82 in the prelims and 1:00.88 in the finals of the 100 fly.  It was earlier this season that White took down the previous Academy record time of 1:01.93 set by Michelle Gates back in 1998. 

Olsen posted a time of 1:09.07 in the 100 breaststroke for her piece of hardware and 16 team points.  Sophomore Emily Boyson (Garland, TX) joined the 100 breaststroke podium as she hit the wall in 1:09.56 for a fifth-place finish.  Classmate Susanne Danessa (Cleveland, OH) also reached the finals to score points as she took 14th in 1:14.24.

Alexandra Biehn (Burnsville, MN) and Colleen Lindgren (Palm, City, FL) both reached the final-16 in the 400 IM, finishing 11th and 14th, respectively as the duo combined for nine team points.  Megan Rumbles (Fenton, MI) was the only Mariner to score in the 200 free as the freshman's time of 2:09.62 earned her 15th place at her first conference championships.

Lynae Harvey (Thornton, CO) was the Mariners' top diver in the 3-meter competition as the junior took fourth with 327.25 points.

The second day of the Landmark Conference Championships ended with the team of White, Biehn, Boyson, and Rumbles taking fourth in the 800 freestyle relay.  The team finished with a time of 8:23.02.

USMMA will look to climb the leaderboard as they head into tomorrow's final day of competition at the Landmark Conference Championships.

Women's Standings after Day 2

1. Susquehanna

553.5

2. Scranton

482.5

3. Catholic

302.5

4. USMMA

286

5. Juniata

239.5

6. Marywood

239

7. Drew

195

8. Goucher

122