What a weekend for the Millersville women’s swimming team. All season this fiery, passionate team has put in the effort, and they have swum the extra mile.
This weekend Millersville placed third out of six all Division 1 schools with only Campbell University and host Radford University getting more points than them. This day showcased many great swimmers from Millersville with many records being broken throughout the day.
Brigid Mary McDonnell broke her own school record of 2:26.07 in the 200-yard breaststroke with her shattering time of 2:25.55. This feat came in the last day of the Highlander Invitational, but there were more great performances shown by other Millersville swimmers as well. Swimmers Janelle Laudermilch, Jade Wise, and Adriana Rodriguez all swam extremely well also, each surpassing their personal bests in the 200-yard breaststroke. In addition to this, Laudermilch and McDonnell’s finishes were PSAC qualifying times.
Other personal record-breaking times included Kavanaugh and Bridget Dooling finishing at 2:16.81 and 2:22.15 respectively in their 200-yard backstroke. The 400-yard freestyle team of Brigid Kavanaugh, Amanda Thomas, Grace Magerr and Sarah Bernhardt placed third overall in the event and recorded a school record with a time of 3:36.48. The fantastic foursome beat the previous record set at 3:38.88, which just continued to add to the overall success that Millersville had on this day. Millersville continued their success with senior Sarah Bernhardt recording a NCAA “B” cut time in her 100 yard freestyle event with her 52.54 time. This time allowed her to get first place, and she got the second fastest time in school history which was only .18 seconds slower than her own record of 52.26. Even more success on the day was seen in Amanda Thomas and Grace Magerr who each got personal bests in the 100 yard freestyle event.
Overall this weekend was a very successful one for Millersville and with all of the record-breaking swimming going on, it’s pretty easy to see why. Their season continues again on November 30th against Lock Haven at 5:00 p.m., so look for Millersville to continue this great swimming, and look for them to build from this performance moving forward.