SMC vs. Albion
Belles Downed by Brits
ALBION, Mich. - Ellie Watson and Katie Griffin each won two individual events as the Saint Mary's swim team lost to Albion 169-115 on Saturday.
Watson coasted to a victory in the 1000 free with a time of 11:07.34, nearly 38 seconds over the next closest competitor. She then took a five-and-a-half second win in the 500 free with a 5:26.71. Griffin earned clear-cut wins in the 100 backstroke (1:03.87) and the 100 butterfly (1:03.61), finishing over a second ahead of the competition.
Kristyn Gerbeth earned her second straight win in the 100 free with a 58.89 on Saturday. Katie Roddy then took first in the 200 backstroke in 2:21.32. Audrey Dalrymple and Watson finished one-two in the 200 individual medley for the second consecutive meet with times of 2:21.33 and 2:24.56. Dalrymple was narrowly edged out of a win in the 200 breaststroke as she came in second by just .17 of a second with a 2:31.54 behind Albion's Ashley Collins.
The Belles will travel to Hope next Saturday and will face off against the host Flying Dutch and Alma in their final meet before the MIAA Championships.
Saint Mary's Results:
200 Medley Relay - A Relay (Griffin, Dalrymple, Spittler, Price), 2nd (2:00.12); B Relay (Roddy, Bajorek, Litke, Gerbeth), 4th (2:03.88)
1000 Free - Watson, 1st (11:07.34); Palmer, 2nd (11:45.14); Nelis, 6th (12:59.70)
200 Free - Price, 2nd (2:04.21); Thompson, 5th (2:20.50); Blaharski, 6th (2:22.99)
100 Back - Griffin, 1st (1:03.87); Roddy, 3rd (1:08.08)
100 Breaststroke - Dalrymple, 2nd (1:11.90); Bajorek, 4th (1:16.63); Litke, 6th (1:23.37)
200 Butterfly - Spittler, 2nd (2:29. 43)
50 Free - Gerbeth, 2nd (27.28); Donovan, 5th (28.14)
100 Free - Gerbeth, 1st (58.89); Donovan, 4th (1:00.31); Thompson, 6th (1:03.73)
200 Back - Roddy, 1st (2:21.32); Blaharski, 5th (2:37.31)
200 Breaststroke - Dalrymple, 2nd (2:31.54)
500 Free - Watson, 1st (5:26.71); Price, 3rd (5:40.95); Palmer, 5th (5:57.12)
100 Fly - Griffin, 1st (1:03.61); Spittler, 5th (1:12.42); Litke, 6th (1:15.04)
200 IM - Dalrymple, 1st (2:21.33); Watson, 2nd (2:24.56); Nelis, 5th (2:43.09)
200 Free Relay - A Relay (Griffin, Price, Gerbeth, Watson), 2nd (1:46.57); B Relay (Palmer, Donovan, Thompson, Roddy), 4th (1:54.52)