Marshall Remains in Second After Completion of Session 2|
Oct. 12, 2013
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Marshall swimming and diving team is currently in second place with a total score of 500.0 after the completion of Session 2 of the West Virginia State Games.
“We had some solid performances this morning and identified things we need to work on as we move into head-to-head competition in two weeks,” coach Bill Tramel said.
Freshman Teel Hartmann (Louisville, Ky.) earned the first win of her collegiate career after placing first in the 400-yard Individual Medley with a time of 4:38.56.
“I’m very excited to see Teel’s first collegiate victory today,” Tramel said. “She swam a very good race.”
The Herd earned two second-place finishes in the session’s relay events. Seniors Vera Niemeyer (Wuerselen, Germany), Madison Lawhorn (Baltimore, Ohio), Sarah Kay (Cape Town, South Africa) and junior Kaley Gregory (Hurricane, W. Va.) posted a time of 1:54.69 in the 200-yard Medley Relay.
The team also captured third place in the 800-yard Freestyle Relay. Hartmann, Kay, Lawhorn and senior Victoria Mesner (Roanoke, Va.) completed the race with a time of 8:32.10.
Kay, Gregory and Lawhorn had individual success, picking up second-place finishes Saturday monrning. Kay placed second in the 100-yard Butterfly (59.13), while Gregory and Lawhorn did so in the 200-yard Freestyle (1:57.52) and 100-yard Breaststroke (1:08.53) respectively.
Marshall will return to action at 2 p.m. in the third and final session of the West Virginia State Games.
“We have one more session and a very short break,” Tramel said. “As we become more fatigued, this will be a great opportunity to battle through being tired.”
Here are the complete results after the completion of Session 2:
Tiffany Aeling: 25.0 – 200-yard Medley Relay (2:01.95), 200-yard Free (2:00.92), 800-yard Free Relay (8:05.74)