January 22, 2012

Women's Swimming Roars Past Emory & Henry and Guilford

The Greensboro College women's swim team defeated both Emory & Henry, 48-28, and Guilford, 57-28, in their double-dual meet at Reynolds Pool.  The Pride claimed six individual victories and won the 200 Yard Medley Relay as well.  The team is now 6-4 on the season.

Dani Horne, Emma Phillips, Taylor White, and Lauren Fisher got The Pride off to a strong start, winning the 200 Yard Medley Relay with a time of 2:08.50, nearly eight second faster than both Emory &Henry and Guilford.  Phillips followed the opening event with an impressive individual performance, posting a time of 2:07.22 in the 200 Yard Freestyle, a full 23 seconds, and an entire pool length, in front of her closest competitor.

Event three, the 50 Yard Freestyle, saw Meredith Colon take second with a time of 33.58 and Sarah Smith following in third with a final time of 35.60.  Fisher took a second place victory in the 100 Yard IM with a time of 1:15.76, and after a short break, Greensboro claimed another victory with White winning the 50 Yard Butterfly in 30:82.

The Pride continued to dominate in the 100 Yard Freestyle, with Horne claiming victory in 57.45, again placing Greensboro more than 20 seconds ahead of its closest competitor.  Individual victory number four for The Pride came in the form of Emma Phillips once more, as she finished the 50 Yard Backstroke in 31:00.

The longest event of the day, the 500 Yard Freestyle, saw Greensboro claim yet another victory.  Taylor White took the individual win with a time of 6:34.61.  The Pride finished the day with the top two finishers in the 50 Yard Breaststroke.  Horne claimed her second individual victory in a time of 34.42 and Fisher finished second in 38.25.

Greensboro will be back in action for Senior Day on January 27 at home against Guilford and Hollins.  The meet is scheduled to begin a 6 p.m. at Reynolds Pool.  The Pride will also take to the pool on January 28 at Sweet Briar for their final warm-up before the ODAC Championships.