Women's Swimming Breaks Three Records in Season Opener

Women's Swimming Breaks Three Records in Season Opener

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University women's swim team performed well in the season opening ODAC Relays hosted by Washington and Lee on Saturday afternoon. The squad placed sixth overall, scoring 39 points.

The meet was highlighted by a trio of Virginia Wesleyan records broken. The combination of Kiersten Lee, Chloe Dewberry, Kara Young and Amanda Waller were responsible for breaking two of them, including the 400-yard freestyle relay. The foursome clocked a 4:06.45, shaving over 23 seconds off the current record. That same combination went on to set the benchmark in the 200yd free relay as well, posting a 1:53.59 and marking the first sub-two minute time in school history.

Waller, Dewberry and Lee then teamed up with Lizzy Ross to break the record in the 200yd medley relay. The combo touched the wall in 2:06.08, eclipsing the former record by just over seven seconds.

Lee, Waller and Ross also posted a solid time of 3:33.51 in the 3x50yd IM, earning them 9th place out of 17 teams.

Women's swimming will return to action again at 12 p.m. on Saturday as the team will host Randolph for their first home meet of the 2019-20 season.