PHILADELPHIA – The La Salle women's swimming and diving team earned a commanding victory over the Drexel Dragons at the season-opening meet with a score of 157-117. The women started off the meet with a win in the 200 yard medley relay when the team of Amina Wilson, Elizabeth Jordan, Lianne McCluskey, and Katie Snee clocked a time of 1:49.42 for a clear two-second victory.
“Today was a great example of what we the coaches have been seeing daily from our teams,” said head coach Matt Nunnally. “We got in the pool and competed every race. It is great to come out on top in both meets, but it is a long season and this is only our starting point. We also had a great showing by our alumni in the stands and of course family and friends.”
Senior Jessica Simunek was perfect in today's meet, winning all three individual events she swam. She asserted her dominance in the breaststroke events, winning the 100 in 1:08.22 and the 200 in 2:26.85 by a modest five and a half seconds. Simunek picked up her third win of the day in the 200 yard individual medley in a time of 2:14.85.
Liz Jordan put together an impressive performance with four wins including the 100 and 200 yard freestyles in times of 53.60 and 1:55.91, respectively. She also split a 53.92 on the winning 400 freestyle relay which recorded a time of 3:38.79.
Sophomore Amina Wilson had a perfect meet with two individual wins and two relay wins. After swimming the backstroke leg of the winning 200 yard medley relay, Wilson swept the backstroke distances in times of 1:00.85 and 2:12.09. She ended her meet with a 56.16 lead-off split in the 400 yard freestyle relay.
Junior Katie Snee notched a win in the 50 yard freestyle in a time of 24.57. She also picked up a second place finish in the 100 yard freestyle behind teammate Liz Jordan in a time of 53.78 and was a member of the winning 400 yard freestyle relay.
From the distance team, junior Greta Reichart took first in the 1000 yard freestyle (10:42.20) while sophomore Colleen Larkin earned a victory in the 500 yard freestyle in 5:13.80.
Freshman Kelly Quinn picked up her first collegiate win in on the 3 meter board with a final score of 246.60. Junior Shauna Hannings finished second to Quinn with a score of 2:13.00. Quinn finished second of the 1 meter board with a score of 240.15.