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Session Five Complete at Tennessee Invitational

Caroline Wanner
Dec. 2, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tn. -- Marshall Swimming and Diving advanced six swimmers to finals during the last preliminary session at the Tennessee Invitational.  

Both Marshall backstrokers made it back with Caroline Wanner posting the 20th-fastest time with a season-best 2:02.69 and Jordyn O’Dell in 23rd at 2:04.25.

While no one advanced in the 100 Freestyle, freshman Darby Coles swam a lifetime-best and the eighth-fastest time in school history with a 51.94.  

The 200 Breaststroke was perhaps the best event for the Herd this morning. Catherine Bendziewicz qualified 14th with a season-best 2:18.50 and Emma Lockyer was 23rd, also with a season best 2:21.29.  Two other breaststrokers joined the all-time top 10 list for Marshall. Justine Jagga posted a lifetime-best 2:23.04 for the ninth-fastest all-time and Rachel Hughes put up the 10th-fastest all-time Marshall swim in 2:23.11.



Marshall brought back two butterfliers for the evening session. Shir Wasserman finished 20th in a season-best 2:04.33 and a Maddie Schaffer advanced in the 23 slot with a season-best 2:06.50.  

"We met the challenge of a very tough morning,” said Marshall head coach Bill Tramel. “We continue to achieve lifetime and season-bests. It has been a long week and we are being resilient. I told the team this afternoon that we want to finish strong. We have relays and some second swims tonight. I'm sure we'll make the most of them."

The Tennessee Invite concludes tonight, beginning at 6 pm.