Women's Swimming Opened Season At Potomac Relays

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Anne Thelan (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons), Kaitlyn Powell (Washington Township, N.J./Washington Township), Erin Regan (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin) and Cat Coppler (Enfield, Conn./Enrico Fermi) teamed up to finish third in the 500-free relay to pace the Mount St. Mary's women's swimming team at the Potomac Relays on Friday.

The quartet of Thelen, Powell, Regan and Coppler finished third in the 500-free relay with a time of 4:48.00 to notch the best finish at the season-opening event. Regan and Powell also teamed up to finish fourth in the 1000 free (10:51.22).

Coppler, Kaitlyn Warner (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron), Regan and Thelen finished fifth in the 200-medley relay (1:56.31) while Regan, Amanda Malmstrom (Spring City, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) and Powell placed fifth in the 300-fly relay (3:09.74). Coppler, Thelen, Malmstrom and Catherine Sukovich (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional) posted the squad's third fifth-place standing on the afternoon in the 200-free relay (1:46.11).

Lena Castro Marquez (Silver Spring, Md./Montgomery Blair), Malmstrom, Victoria Shaw (Malvern, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) and Emily Dargay (Colver, Pa./Central Cambria) finished sixth in the 800-free relay (8:48.30). Castro, Coppler and Rebecca Kasda (Baltimore, Md./Glenelg) placed sixth in the 300-back relay (3:20.80) while Warner, Jessica Gardner and Sukovich teamed up to finish sixth in the 300-breast relay (3:59.22). Warner, Shaw, Thelen and Malmstrom finished sixth in the 400-medley relay (4:35.65).

The event marked the collegiate debut for Castro, Powell and Warner,

Mount St. Mary's returns to the pool at Saint Francis (Pa.) on Oct. 13.