By Ronald Hanaki
ESU’s Women’s Swimming team placed second at The College of New Jersey Invitational in Ewing, N.J. last weekend.
The highlight of the threeday event for the Warriors came in the 200-yard butterfly. Junior Allison Cardow set a new school record with a time of 2:11.66. Cardow’s time was good for second behind The College of New Jersey’s Debbie Meskin’s winning time of 2:10.85.
In total, the Warriors won seven events.
Freshman Tarah Killane won the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:12.19.
Junior Kate Zimmerman won the 200-yard IM (Individual Medley) in a time of 2.11.32.
Junior Annie Fagan won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 24.66.
Freshman Olivia Lukshides won the women’s 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:56.41.
Lukshides also won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 53.37.
The relay team of Killane, senior Samantha Pelletier, senior Victoria Gurdak and Lukshides won the 800-yard freestyle relay.
ESU’s relay team of Fagan, Zimmerman, senior Kelly Buyaskas and Lukshides won the 400-yard freestyle relay.
In addition to winning seven events, ESU had some near misses.
Zimmerman placed first in the 400-yard IM preliminaries. Despite swimming a faster time in the final, she finished in third place.
Cardow won the 100-yard butterfly preliminaries, but she finished 0.03 of a second behind the first place winner in the final.
The Warriors will return to the pool for the Lynn University Sprint Invitational at Boca Raton, Fla. on Jan. 7.
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