PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (Dec. 9, 2016) – On Friday night, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's swimming team opened up its dual-meet season with a pair of Skyline Conference victories over St. Joseph's (Long Island) and Old Westbury. The Mariners defeated the SJC Bears, 64-31, and triumphed over Old Westbury, 86-8.
Senior Catherine Don (Quincy, Ill.) led USMMA with two individual wins on the night, as she touched first in the 200 freestyle (2:11.20) and the 200 butterfly (season best time of 2:35.61).
Also picking up individual wins were sophomore Ella Sherrill (Ketchikan, Alaska) with a great performance in the 200 individual medley (2:25.74), senior Jolyn Green (Riverside, Calif.) in the 200 backstroke (2:30.17). A pair of freshman earned their first collegiate victories, as Erica Lou (Flushing, N.Y.) touched first in the 500 free in 6:01.56 and Sara Cosenza (Peoria, Ariz.) won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:58.63.
Both Mariner relay teams won with the 200 medley relay squad of freshman Meika Gathy (Waterford, Conn.), Lou, freshman Fallon Wulff (Chapel Hill, N.C.) and Sherrill was victorious in 2:00.98 and the 200 free relay team of Gathy, Green, Sherrill and Lou won in 1:48.01.
Complete results from the meet are available at this link.
The Mariners are right back at it tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 10, when they travel up to Bronxville, N.Y., to take on Skyline opponents Sarah Lawrence and Purchase in another conference double dual-meet. Action is set to get underway at 1:30 p.m. at the Gryphons' Campbell Sports Center Pool.
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Women’s Swimming Earns Skyline Victories Over St. Joseph’s-L.I. And Old Westbury