VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University women's swim team defeated Randolph 136-61 Saturday afternoon in the squad's home opener. This is the team's first dual meet win of the young season.
The women enjoyed plenty of success throughout the day as they placed first in eight events and toppled seven school records in the process. In the individual races, it was the newcomers who found the success. Kiersten Lee kicked things off with a 2:11.35 in the 200-yard free, breaking the old record by just over seven seconds. She then took down the 500-yard free as she finished that race in six minutes flat. Lizzy Ross joined in the action as she broke a pair of school records in her first ever home meet. Her time in 50yd free of 26.27 shaved nearly two seconds off the old precedent and her time of 1:04.87 broke the VWU record and was good enough for a first place finish. Rounding out the freshmen record setters was Chloe Dewberry who took first in the 200yd IM with a time of 2:34.32.
The women also performed well in the relays, slaying a pair of old records there as well. The combination of Dewberry, Lee, Ross and Amanda Waller dominated the 200-medley as they touched the final wall in 2:04.34, dropping the record by nine seconds. That same combination went on to set the school record in the 200yd free relay as well as they clocked a 1:52.65.
Women's swimming will hop back in the pool at 1 p.m. on Saturday as the team welcomes Chowan University to Virginia Beach.