Saturday's finals consisted of: a timed final of the 1650-yard freestyle, the 200-yard backstroke, the 100-yard freestyle, the 200-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard butterfly, and the 400-yard freestyle relay. Women's 3-meter and men's 1-meter diving were also contested, though Wilmington fielded no athletes for those events.
The women ended the weekend of hard swimming in sixth with 226 points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The meet opened with a timed final of the 1650-yard freestyle. In this event, sophomore Rachel O'Donnell (Seven Hills, OH/Normandy) was the top finisher for the Fightin' Quakers, finishing the 66 laps in 19:46.11, earning 14th. Next to touch the wall was senior Haley Rowland (Fairborn, OH/Xenia Christian). Rowland posted a 20:11.55 for 16th. The final Fightin' Quaker to finish the event was freshman Samantha Harter (Canton, OH/Glen Oak). Harter finished the race in 21:43.26 and earned 19th.
Senior Elyse Spraul (Cincinnati, OH/Mount Notre Dame) was the next Fightin' Quaker to dive into the pool. Spraul competed in the 200-yard backstroke, where her time of 2:21.00 earned 12th.
Junior Samantha Glish (Louisville, KY/Ballard) was the top, individual finisher for the Fightin' Quakers this evening, finishing seventh in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.36. Freshman Hannah Houston (Morrow, OH/Wilmington) was the next to touch the wall in the event, posting a 55.55 for ninth. Fellow freshman Alyssa Rogers (Springfield, OH/Kenton Ridge) earned 15th with her time of 57.38.
Houston, Spraul, Rogers, and Glish joined forces to close out the meet in record setting fashion with the 400-yard freestyle relay. The quartet finished fifth with a time of 3:45.20, a new WC record by two one-hundredths of a second.
HEAD COACH TRIP BREEN QUOTES
"We had three days of outstanding swimming. It was fun to watch literally everyone swim fast. Today was a great day to end the weekend. The two team records to close the meet (men's and women's 400-yard freestyle relay) were the perfect way to end. We had a lot of fun. I appreciate the hard work of the team and all of the great parent support this season."