SU Women's Swimming Drops Two on the Road

SU Women's Swimming Drops Two on the Road

QUICK STORY: The Susquehanna women suffered losses against out of conference opponents Gettysburg and Messiah on Saturday during a tri-meet hosted at Gettysburg. Against Gettysburg, SU scored 116 to the Bullets' 145 and against Messiah, the women scored 124, just out of reach of the Falcons' who finished with a score of 137.

RECORD: The River Hawks are now 2-2 overall with a 2-0 mark in Landmark Conference action.

FIRST-PLACE FINISHES: Hannah Finton a set personal record in the 1000-yard freestyle with her first place time of 11:07.10. Megan Schaffer won the 100 and 200-yard backstroke with times of 1:01.06 and 2:11.61, respectively. Both times were PR's.

OTHER NOTABLE FINISHES: The River Hawks started the meet off with a third and fifth place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Erin McElwee, JoAnn Butkus, Maggie Palaski and Katie Willis placed third with their time of a 1:51.81, while the team of Shaffer, Megan Duck, Colleen Walsh and Lizzie Richart finished fifth (1:58.22). Caitlin Kelly took third in the 200-yard freestyle with a PR of 2:01.68, while Caroline Henderson finished sixth (2:05.15). McElwee placed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke with a 1:03.20 while Butkus (1:08.96) and Duck (1:12.90) finished second and fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke. Willis took second in both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle with times of 24.85 and 54.54, respectively. Kelly finished fourth (57.06) in the 100-yard freestyle, setting a PR. Butkus and Duck finished third (2:32.55) and fourth (2:38.80) respectively in the 200-yard breaststroke. In the 500-yard freestyle, SU took second and fourth with Kelly setting a PR in second (5:22.95) and Finton in fourth (5.30.33). Palaski and Julia Baur placed third and fifth in the 100-yard butterfly with their times of 1:01.06 and 1:02.66, respectively. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, the last event of the day, the River Hawks finished second (3:43.46) and fifth (3:53.13). The team of Willis, Kelly, Shaffer and Butkus finished second while the team of Palaski, Erin Wetmore, Finton and Richart finished third.

WHAT'S NEXT? Susquehanna returns to the Gettysburg pool for an Invitational meet on December 2 (6:00 p.m.) and December 3 (10:00 a.m/ 5:00 p.m).