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Seasonal bests for @DubC_Swimming women in final dual of season

Seasonal bests for @DubC_Swimming women in final dual of season


UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS- The Wilmington College women's swimming team competed in their last dual meet of the season Saturday against John Carroll University. Though the Fightin' Quakers achieved a number of seasonal bests over the course of the meet, John Carroll still came out on top, 186-67.



  • Sophomore Ellyse Herr (Edison, OH/Mount Gilead) brought home the highest-place win for the team this afternoon. She finished first in the 100-yard individual medley with a time of 1:14.68. Freshman Laura Swinehart (Lancaster, OH/Fairfield Union) and junior Jordynn Wise (Bryan, OH/Bryan) were the next finishers in the event with times of 1:17.70 and 1:18.54, respectively. In this event, however, John Carroll swimmers posted the two fastest times, but did not score.

  • Herr and Swinehart both competed in the 200-yard backstroke, as well, where they finished fourth (2:40.11) and fifth (2:49.02), respectively. Herr touched the wall for fifth-place in the 200-yard freestyle, as well (2:22.34).

  • The next highest finish for the Fightin' Quakers came from junior Samantha Glish (Louisville, KY/Ballard) in the 50-yard freestyle. Her time of 26.45 earned her second-place. Junior teammate Savanna Burcham (Urbana, OH/Urbana) clocked in at 29.76 to earn fourth in the same event.  

  • Glish also competed in the 100-yard freestyle where she finished third with a time of 58.46. She was joined by freshman Hannah Houston (Morrow, OH/Wilmington), freshman Alyssa Rogers (Springfield, OH/Kenton Ridge), and senior Elyse Spraul (Cincinnati, OH/Mount Notre Dame) to make up a 200-yard freestyle relay. The quartet finished first, clocking in at 1:46.58. Again, in this relay, JCU posted the fastest two times, but did not score.

  • The quartet also competed together in the 200-yard medley relay, where they finished third in the field with a time of 1:59.42.

  • In addition to her relay achievements, Spraul brought home an individual, third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:10.81 and an individual fourth-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:07.29.  

  • Houston snagged a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:08.05; senior teammate Kathryn Spitznogle (Waynseville, OH/Waynesville) finished in fifth at 1:10.53.

  • Rogers also grabbed a fourth-place finish, hers in the 100-yard breaststroke, swimming in with a seasonal best time of 1:13.68. Sophomore teammate Susan Householder (Lancaster, OH/Lancaster) finished just behind, in fifth, with a time of 1:27.96. The pair also competed in the 200-yard breaststroke and finished fourth (2:52.29) and fifth (3:07.56), respectively.

  • In the 1000-yard and 500-yard freestyle, Fightin' Quaker senior Haley Rowland (Fairborn, OH/Xenia Christian) finished fourth with seasonal best times of 12:35.18 and 6:14.31, respectively. Her finishes were followed by sophomore teammate Rachel O'Donnell (Seven Hills, OH/Normandy) who posted a 12:57.87 in the 1000 and a 6:24.48 in the 500, both of which earned her fifth-place.



  • "We swam really well today; we had 16 seasonal bests, overall, which is really good for this part of the season. We just finished a hard segment of training, and are looking forward to the next portion of this season, preparing for our championship meet. I couldn't have asked for a better end to the regular season."



  • The Fightin' Quakers will compete in the OAC Championship meet in Akron February 16-18.