Belles Battle Brits
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's swim team ended up on the short side of a 153-125 final score in a dual meet against Albion on Saturday.
On Senior Recognition Day, the three members of the class of 2012 helped set the tone all day for the Belles. Audrey Dalrymple won her three individual events on the afternoon. She took first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.76, won the 200 breaststroke with a 2:31.82, and touched the wall first in the 200 individual medley in 2:19.77. Megan Price won her two individual events for Saint Mary's as she took first place in the 1000 free (11:11.83) and the 500 free (5:29.56). Katie Donovan won the 200 free by more than two seconds with a 2:06.40 and later finished second in the in 200 IM ahead of the third place finisher by three-tenths of a second with a 2:27.38.
Kristyn Gerbeth was a second-place finisher in the 50 free (26.47); 100 free (57.10), and the 100 fly (1:04.24) for a solid performance for the Belles. Anna Nolan (100 back, 1:06.44) and Genevieve Spittler (200 back, 2:30.52) also earned second place finishes for Saint Mary's.
The Belles will now prepare for the MIAA Championships, which will take place February 15-18 at the Holland Aquatic Center in Holland, Michigan.
Saint Mary's Results
200 medley relay: Nolan, Dalrymple, Gerbeth, Donovan (2nd - 1:58.89)
1000 free: Megan Price (1st - 11:11.83); Liz Palmer (3rd - 11:31.29)
200 free: Katie Donovan (1st - 2:06.40); Julianne Divine (3rd - 2:09.61); Sarah Thompson (5th - 2:12.49)
100 back: Anna Nolan (2nd - 1:06.44); Liz Palmer (4th - 1:12.05)
100 breaststroke: Audrey Dalrymple (1st - 1:10.76); Liz Litke (3rd - 1:19.58); Julianne Divine (5th - 1:26.48)
200 fly: Genevieve Spittler (3rd - 2:28.21)
50 free: Kristyn Gerbeth (2nd - 26.47); Sarah Thompson (4th - 2.97)
100 free: Kristyn Gerbeth (2nd - 57.10); Katie Donovan (3rd - 58.67); Sarah Thompson (6th - 1:00.72)
200 back: Genevieve Spittler (2nd - 2:30.52)
200 breaststroke: Audrey Dalrymple (1st - 2:31.82); Liz Litke (3rd - 2:52.21); Julianne Divine (4th - 3:00.39)
500 free: Megan Price (1st - 5:29.56); Liz Palmer (3rd - 5:38.06)
100 fly: Kristyn Gerbeth (2nd - 1:04.24); Liz Litke (4th - 1:11.55); Genevieve Spittler (5th - 1:11.61)
200 IM: Audrey Dalrymple (1st - 2:19.77); Katie Donovan (2nd - 2:27.38)
200 free relay: Price, Thompson, Divine, Nolan (1st - 1:45.26)