Marshall Remains in Second After Completion of Session 2


Freshman Teel Hartmann earned her first collegiate victory Saturday in Session 2.

Freshman Teel Hartmann earned her first collegiate victory Saturday in 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.

Niemeyer and Gregory joined seniors Heather Moore (Roswell, Ga.) and Tiffany Aeling (Columbus, Ohio) to complete the 800-yard Freestyle Relay with a second-place time of 8:05.74.

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)
Megan Clemens: 40.0 – 200-yard Medley Relay (2:01.95), 400-yard IM (4:52.14), 200-yard Free (2:01.96)
Kaley Gregory: 37.0 – 200-yard Medley Relay (1:54.69), 200-yard Free (1:57.52), 800-yard Free Relay (8:05.74)
Teel Hartmann: 45.0 – 400-yard IM (4:38.56), 100-yard Breast (1:16.24), 800-yard Free Relay (8:32.10)
Sarah Kay: 34.0 – 200-yard Medley Relay (1:54.69), 100-yard Fly (59.13), 800-yard Free Relay (8:32.10)
Madison Lawhorn: 28.0 – 200-yard Medley Relay (1:54.69), 100-yard Breast (1:08.53), 800-yard Free Relay (8:32.10)
Victoria Mesner: 9.0 – 200-yard Medley Relay (2:01.95), 100-yard Fly (1:03.30), 800-yard Free Relay (8:32.10)
Heather Moore: 20.0 – 200-yard Medley Relay (2:01.95), 200-yard Free (2:03.23), 800-yard Free Relay (8:05.74)
Vera Niemeyer: 23.0 – 200-yard Medley Relay (1:54.69), 400-yard IM (4:51.18), 800-yard Free Relay (8:05.74)
Megan Wolons: 15.0* Saturday morning’s diving session has not yet been completed.