Eagles Capture 4th Straight ASC Title
ATHENS, Ohio – Asbury’s women’s swim team captured their fourth straight Appalachian Swim Conference Championship on Saturday, winning the 15 team meet. The Eagles scored 790 points in the meet blowing away second place Wheeling Jesuit who tallied 538.5.
Asbury had 36 top-8 finishes in the 20 event meet, winning six races. The Eagles did extremely well on the relays, winning the 200 free, 200 Medley and 400 Medley. Asbury would place 3rd in the 800 Free and 2nd in the 400 Free race.
The Eagles set school records in the 200 free relay (1:38.85), 400 medley (3:59.58), and 200 medley (1:50.14). The 200 free and 400 medley are also conference records.
Freshman Katie Duncan was one of the top individual performers winning both the 100 and 200 back in times of 59.41 and 2:08.20. Duncan set school records in both the 100 and 200 back and was part of all three relay records. Her 100 and 200 back were also conference records. Another freshman Taryn Albright won the 200 IM in 2:14.96, which was also a school record.
Asbury placed five swimmers in the top-8 in the 100 breast as Larissa Meadows, Rebecca Landry, Hillary Fisher, Amber Parsons, and April Hill took 3rd-7th place. The Eagles had three top four finishers in the 1650 free as Elizabeth Johns took the race in 18:02.72, which is a conference record. Cali Thomas placed third and Lindsay Keyes took fourth.
Larissa Martin and Larissa Meadows each had a second place finish as Martin was second in the 400 IM and Meadows second in the 200 breast.
The Eagles will head to NAIA Nationals in St. Peters, Mo. March 2-5.