Merchant Marine Stays Perfect in Dual Meets with 127-90 Win over Hunter

Catherine Don
Catherine Don

Kings Point, NY – The USMMA women's swimming and diving team improved its dual meet record to 3-0 Tuesday night with a 127-90 triumph over Hunter College.  Catherine Don (Quincy, IL) recorded victories in the 100 fly and 1000 freestyle, setting a lifetime best in the latter with a time of 11:52.73.  Jacqueline White (Oradell, NJ) was named Mariner of the Meet after taking first in the 100 backstroke and shaving three seconds off her season best, touching the wall in 1:03.89.

"This is a great start to the second half of the season," said Head Coach Sean Tedesco.  "I look forward to this weekend against conference opponents."

Alexandra Biehn (Burnsville, MN) notched season best times as she won the 200 and 500 freestyle.  Freshman Nina Demet (Lake Forest, IL) also picked up a pair of victories with first-place in the 50 and 100 freestyle.  Emily Boyson (Garland, TX) clocked in at 2:29.72 in the 200 IM while Jolyn Green (Riverside, CA) had a season best 1:11.78 in the 100 breaststroke.

The Mariners will take on three conference opponents on the road this weekend, beginning with dual meets against Goucher and Drew on Saturday.  USMMA will then take on Catholic Sunday afternoon before heading back to Kings Point.