By RONALD HANAKI
ESU’s Women’s Swimming team defeated Kutztown 268-136 and California 234-170 at the two-day tri-meet held last Friday evening at Kutztown University and last Saturday afternoon at the natatorium inside Koehler Fieldhouse. The Warriors asserted their dominance in the pool by winning 18 of 22 events.
In addition, ESU set five new PSAC qualifying times. Sophomore Tarah Killane set new PSAC qualifying times in the 500 free (5:25.31) and 1,000 free (11:05.88) to lead the Warriors.
Senior Kate Zimmerman set the third PSAC qualifying mark for the Warriors when she swam the 400 IM in a time of 4:52.75.
The final two PSAC qualifying times were set by seniors Colleen Dwyer in the 200 back (2:15.48) and Allison Cardow in the 200 IM (1:01.22).
Other season-best times came from Annie Fagan in the 100 free (55.79) and Cardow in the 200 butterfly (4:52.75).
Killane swam the 1,650 free in 18:35.24, which was 15 seconds better than her previous effort. Zimmerman has already qualified for the 200 IM and the 400 IM at the season-ending PSAC Championships, but she improved her times in both events to 2:15.58 and 4:52.75 respectively.
The Warriors have two weeks off before they are back in the pool for the Diamond City Invitational at the Wyoming Valley CYC in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Nov. 18-19.
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