NEWBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 13, 2018) – The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's swimming team traveled up to Orange County on Saturday for a Skyline swim meet against Mount St. Mary College. The Mariners picked up a 175-87 victory over the Knights to improve their record to 6-0 (6-0 Skyline), while MSMC falls to 7-2 (5-1 Skyline) in defeat.
USMMA placed first in all but two events, touching first in 11 of the 13 races. Here are all of the Mariners' first-place finishers:
- Senior Liz Grove (Winchester, Va.), sophomore Erica Lou (Flushing, N.Y.) and freshmen Victoria Kirshner (Santa Clarita, Calif.) and Christina Hogan (North Andover, Mass.) in the 200 medley relay (1:59.27)
- Kirshner in the 50 freestyle (25.50), the 100 free (56.62) and the 100 butterfly (1:03.51)
- Grove in the 100 backstroke (1:04.19) and the 200 back (2:20.70)
- Lou in the 200 breaststroke (2:36.84) and the 200 individual medley (2:24.62)
- Sophomore Meika Gathy (Waterford, Conn.) in the 100 free (11:37.59)
- Freshman Eliza Miller (Richmond, Ky.) in the 200 fly (2:32.29)
- Lou, Gathy, freshman Jennifer Stelnicki (Chicago, Ill.) and Grove in the 400 free relay (4:04.25)
Up next, the Mariners will host non-conference opponent Hunter College on Tuesday night, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. at the O'Hara Hall Pool. A live video feed of the meet will be available at this link.
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