Women's Swimming Wins Final Four Events To Down Radford, 153-140
HARRISONBURG, Va. – Erin Regan (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin) helped Mount St. Mary's win the final four swimming events with a pair of victories to push the Mount women's swimming team past Radford 153-140 on Saturday. James Madison downed the Mountaineers, 171.50-108.50.
With the Dukes choosing to exhibition the final four swimming events, Regan won the 500 free with a time of 5:19.48 and the 200 IM with a time of 2:14.07. Courtney Griffith (Westminster, Md./Westminster) won the 100 fly with a time of 59.21 and the 200-free relay team of Anne Thelen (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons), Patricia Yam (Manila, Philippines/Rosary), Mollie Walsh (Havertown, Pa./Archbishop John Carroll) and Cat Coppler (Enfield, Conn./Enrico Fermi) teamed up to win the 200-free relay with a time of 1:43.04 to secure the win over the Highlanders.
Coppler tied Carli Molano of James Madison for a first-place standing in the 200 back with a time of 2:10.13. Coppler also placed third in the 200 free (1:57.44) and the 50 free (25.18). Along with her two victories, Regan finished second in the 200 fly (2:09.74) and Griffith was third in both the 100 back (1:00.89) and the 100 free (54.30).
Thelen was third in the 100 fly (1:04.12) and Katie Powell (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township) finished third in the 500 free (5:44.95). Griffith, Thelen, Regan and Walsh teamed up to finish third in 400-medley relay (4:09.55) to open the meet.
Mount St. Mary's does not having a diving team, but that did not stop the Mountaineers in their efforts to defeat the Highlanders. Radford picked up some points in two diving events, but that was not enough to earn the victory against the Mount.
This was the final event in the 2012 portion of the 2012-13 campaign. Mount St. Mary's returns to thet pool at home against Duquesne on Jan. 12. Meet time is 1 p.m.