By Ronald Hanaki
ESU’s Women’s Swimming team hosted Millersville and Kutztown for its annual ESU Invitational inside Koehler Fieldhouse last Saturday.
Prior to the start of the trimeet, ESU recognized six seniors from the team.
In a lavish ceremony, Allison Cardow, Colleen Dwyer, Annie Fagan, Rebecca Samson, Shirley Samson and Kate “KSwim” Zimmerman were honored in front of a packed house full of their family members and adoring fans.
After the obligatory pictures, Fagan grabbed the microphone and publicly thanked Head Coach Brie Globig and her coaching staff for their support during the past four years.
Then the Warriors as a team put on a dominant performance with many first-place finishes.
In the first event of the afternoon, sophomore Tarah Killane set the tone by winning the 1,650-yard freestyle in a season-best time of 18:06.64.
Cardow claimed ESU’s second first-place finish by swimming the 100-yard backstroke in 1:04.74.
Sophomore Olivia Lukshides won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:01.96.
Zimmerman won the 400-yard IM in 4:55.57 and the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:31.30. KSwim also won the 50-yard breaststroke uncontested in a season-best time of 30.60 seconds.
Junior Briana Hall won the 100-yard freestyle in 55.39 seconds and the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.08.
Taylor Howery has been having an outstanding freshman season. She claimed the top spot in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:22.24.
The Warriors are on an extended break until the season-ending PSAC Championships at the Graham Aquatic Center in York, Pa. from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24.
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