Oct. 28, 2017
DAYTON, Ohio-Marshall Swimming and Diving posted two victories and broke two pool records Saturday in Dayton to run its record to a perfect 3-0.
Marshall won 10 of the 14 events contested in defeating Milwaukee 147-103 and captured all 14 events against Wright State in a 184-64 victory.
Marshall was led by Savannah Ruedt's first collegiate win. The senior from Duluth, Georgia won in 1:55.43.
Other event winners on the day were Catherine Bendziewicz, Darby Coles, Lauren Cowher, Angelica di Marzio, Emma Lockyer, Anna Lynch, Jordyn O'Dell, Caroline Wanner and Shir Wasserman.
"We were limited today with a short squad but it was a great team effort," said head coach Bill Tramel. "We raced hard and had plenty of season bests."
The Herd brought its best in the last two events of the meet. Lockyer broke a 24-year old pool record in the 200 IM, finishing in 2:06.89. Then the 400 Freestyle Relay team of Bendziewicz, Coles, O'Dell and Cowher broke a 10-year old pool record that was held by Cincinnati. Marshall established the new record at 3:33.36.
"Breaking two pool records when the meet was already in hand shows we finish strong and don't let up," Tramel said. "We are best at the end. That's something we talk about all of the time. It's become our mantra. Darby Coles also got her first collegiate win which is a special accomplishment."
"We'll have another hard week coming up and then get everyone back into our next meet at Cleveland State."
Marshall Swimming and Diving returns to action Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4 in Cleveland against Green Bay and Cleveland State.