Jan. 25, 2014
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall’s swimming and diving team finished with a 1-2 standing, Saturday afternoon against host-school Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Cumberlands. The Thundering Herd’s junior Katie Kramer (Naples, Fla.) clocked a season-best time in the 100-yard butterfly in the Bill Powell Natatorium.
After two days of action, Marshall fell to Western Kentucky and Vanderbilt by scores of 225-100 and 235-95, respectively, but was able to triumph over the Cumberlands, 211-114.
“We continued to have challenges with our details, but we had some good swims considering the transitions we have gone through with our training over the past two weeks,” coach Bill Tramel said.
Senior Madison Lawhorn (Baltimore, Ohio) and freshman Teel Hartmann (Louisville, Ky.) posted top-three finishes, Saturday. Lawhorn took third with a 2:29.26 in the 200-yard breastroke, while Hartmann finished top-three with a 4:36.59 in the 400-yard individual medley.
“I thought Sarah Kay (Cape Town, South Africa) was very good today, again, and Katie Kramer had a season best in the 100 fly,” Tramel added.
Kay finished fourth with a 58.87 in the 100-yard butterfly with three members of the Herd finishing behind her. Kramer was one of the three, clocking a 1:01.90 for a season best.
On the diving end of the pool, Casey Kyriacopoulos (Charlottesville, Va.) and Megan Wolons (Williamsburg, Va.) finished fifth and seventh with scores of 179.32 and 175.65, respectively, in the three-meter diving.
Marshall’s swimming and diving team will finish off the season against Bowling Green in the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium, before heading to Atlanta, Ga. for Conference USA Championships.
“We have much work to do with only 25 practice days remaining. Each day is critical now. We have one more competition Saturday, so we hope to start moving along there. Then it’s on to Atlanta for C-USA Championships,” Tramel concluded.