SPLISH SPLASH: Dutchmen top Middlebury, while Dutchwomen come up short


By Erica Fugger

sses with a victory in 500-yard freestyle, clocking in at a time of 4:56.01.

The Dutchwomen began their competition with an exciting finish to the 400 Yard Medley Relay, consisting of teammates Sarah Bradner ‘14, Kaleigh Ahern ‘13, Andrea Marois ‘11, and Priscilla Wright ‘12. A couple of seconds behind at the start of the freestyle leg of the race, Wright closed the gap, finishing only .49 seconds behind Middlebury’s 4:07.18 winning time. Both Bradner and Wright received Liberty League recognitions for their victories the week before.

The Dutchwomen saw another second place finish in the 1000 yard freestyle with Danielle Young ‘14 coming in at a time of 11:05.22. Likewise, Lexi Bascom ‘12 finished second in the 50 yard backstroke, .35 seconds behind Middlebury’s Rachael Curtiss (29.59). Ahern continued the trend, achieving second in the 50 -yard breaststroke, finishing a close race only .26 seconds away from the Middlebury top time of 32.51.

The first win was in the 50 yard freestyle, with Priscilla Wright ‘12 winning with a time of 25.13. In the 100 yard freestyle, Young and Wright tied for second—a trend commonplace among Union sprinters—with a time of 56.55.

Bradner took second in the 200 yard backstroke, closing the gap with a time of 2:12.23. Kaleigh Ahern ‘13 secured a first place victory in the 200 yard breaststroke, out-touching Middlebury’s Jessie Ward  with a time of 2:30.32.

Finishing the meet on a good note, the 200 yard freestyle team of Wright, Erica Fugger ‘12, Young, and Diana Fletcher ‘13, took a close victory over Middlebury, clocking in at a time of 1:41.50.

The Dutchmen improved their record with a 3-1-3 finish, while the Dutchwomen currently stand at 2-5.

The two teams travel to Hamilton College on Saturday to face off against their former-Liberty League Rival at 2 p.m.


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