February 2, 2013

Wolverines top Bethany

GROVE CITY, Pa. – The Grove City College women’s swimming and diving team closed the 2012-13 regular season Saturday afternoon with a 119-89 victory over visiting Bethany in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference dual meet at the James E. Longnecker Pool.

Wolverine competitors posted the top time or score in 11 events Saturday. Junior Janele Baglia (Grove City, Pa./Grove City) and sophomore Emma Rudolf (Birchrunville, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) each recorded two swimming wins while freshman Carolyn Eckendorf (Fairview, Pa./Fairview) swept both diving events.

Baglia won the 100 free in 56.58 seconds and then posted a winning time of 2:03.57 in the 200 free. Rudolf, meanwhile, took the 400 individual medley in 4:57.03 and also won the 100 breaststroke (1:13.16). She recorded the top time in the 200 breaststroke (2:37.34) on an exhibition basis.

Eckendorf won 1-meter diving with 181.55 points and captured 3-meter competition with a score of 222.40.

Senior Mary McLachlan (Grove City, Pa./Grove City) won the 500 free in 5:35.32. She also anchored the Wolverines’ victorious 200 medley relay, which also included junior Kristi Baur (North Wales, Pa./North Penn), senior Michelle Shimrock (Willoughby, Ohio/Willoughby South) and sophomore Elizabeth Funk (Leonardtown, Md./King’s Christian).

Sophomore Lauren Burrows (Canton, Ohio/GlenOak) posted the fast time in the 200 backstroke (2:29.41) and sophomore Liv Beckner (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg) did likewise in the 1650 (19:08.16).

Grove City returns to action February 13-16 when it hosts the James E. Longnecker Invitational in conjunction with the conference championships.


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