Susquehanna Wins 13 Events for Women’s Swimming Victory

Ashlee Weingarten set records and hit the NCAA Championship B Cut in the 100 butterfly
Ashlee Weingarten set records and hit the NCAA Championship B Cut in the 100 butterfly

Ashlee Weingarten posted four wins including a pool record setting win in the 100 butterfly leading the Susquehanna University women's swimming and diving team to a 164-82 victory over Goucher College Saturday afternoon in the James W. Garrett Sports Complex pool in Selinsgrove.

Weingarten called her own shot, telling teammates on the pool deck that she was going for the record prior to the start of the 100 butterfly. When the race was over, she looked at the timing scoreboard and raised her arm in victory as she broke the pool record by .34 seconds with a winning time of 58.82 seconds.

The win was one of four on the day for Weingarten as she teamed with Erin McElwee, Joann Butkus and Katie Willis for a meet-opening win in the 200-yard Medley Relay. Weingarten also won the 50 free and was a member of the top finishing 400 free relay to close out the meet. The 400 free relay was Weingarten, Caitlin Kelly, Jessica Jozefiak and Willis.

Willis and Butkis were three event winners and Willis added a win in the 100 free to her relay finishes and Butkus scored a win in the 200 breaststroke and 100 Individual Medley for the River Hawks.

McElwee added a victory in the 200 back and Jozefiak was a two-time winner with a first place finish in the 200 free. Kelly was also a double winner with a first place finish in the 500 free.

Other winners for Susquehanna included Megan Shaffer (1000 free), Megan Duck (100 breast) and Erin Wetmore (200 fly).

The River Hawks are idle until next Saturday's home finale against Scranton as the teams honor the seniors on both the men's and women's teams prior to the start of the meet.