Belles Kneel to Crusaders
VALPARAISO, Ind. - Competing on short rest and against a Division I opponent, the Saint Mary's swim team lost a dual meet against Valparaiso by a 173-66 score on Saturday. The Crusader men fell to the University of Notre Dame men by a 130-70 margin as the Fighting Irish accompanied the Belles on the short bus ride to Valparaiso.
Audrey Dalrymple once again led the Belles on the day as the senior took first place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:12.24. She also finished second in the 200 IM (2:20.45) and helped the 400 medley relay to a second place finish in 4:24.77 with a 1:11.34 split in her breaststroke in the race.
Anna Nolan had a pair of second place finishes in her individual events. The freshman swam a 26.75 in the 50 free and a 1:06.39 in the 100 backstroke for the Belles. She also had a 1:05.93 in the backstroke portion of the 400 medley relay that finished second. Katie Donovan (200 free - 2:05.73) and Kristyn Gerbeth (100 butterfly - 1:06.40) also picked up second place finishes on the day for Saint Mary's. Genevieve Spittler and Gerbeth rounded out the 400 medley relay that took second while Gerbeth, Donovan, Julianne Divine, and Megan Price combined to take second in the 400 free relay.
The Belles will host Defiance, who is in their first season of fielding a swim team, next Saturday, November 12 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Rolfs Aquatic Center.
Saint Mary's Results
400 medley relay: Nolan, Dalrymple, Spittler, Gerbeth (2nd - 4:24.77)
1000 free: Liz Palmer (3rd - 11:39.30); Megan Price (4th - 12:11.66)
200 free: Katie Donovan (2nd - 2:05.73); Sarah Thompson (4th - 2:16.00); Chanler Rosenbaum (6th - 2:31.62)
50 free: Anna Nolan (2nd - 26.75); Sarah Thompson (4th - 28.11); Chanler Rosenbaum (6th - 30.12)
200 IM: Audrey Dalrymple (2nd - 2:20.45); Julianne Divine (5th - 2:39.65); Alex Kane (6th - 3:02.50)
100 fly: Kristyn Gerbeth (2nd - 1:06.40); Genevieve Spittler (3rd - 1:10.40)
100 free: Katie Donovan (3rd - 1:00.09); Sarah Thompson (4th - 1:01.39); Chanler Rosenbaum (6th - 1:08.55)
100 back: Anna Nolan (2nd - 1:06.39); Genevieve Spittler (3rd - 1:11.91)
500 free: Megan Price (3rd - 5:44.35); Liz Palmer (4th - 6:06.15)
100 breaststroke: Audrey Dalrymple (1st - 1:12.24); Julianne Divine (4th - 1:21.34); Alex Kane (5th - 1:24.20)
400 free relay: Gerbeth, Donovan, Divine, Price (2nd - 4:00.25)