Quakers take third at OWU
Miller has big day for WC
November 20, 2011
Liz Miller powered her way to a PR in the 1,650 freestyle.
DELAWARE — A big showing by Liz Miller helped Wilmington College to a third-place finish in the Corbiere/Merion Invitational, which concluded Sunday at Ohio Wesleyan University.
The Quakers finished with 647 points, 55 behind second-place Albion. Ohio Wesleyan claimed the team title.
“I’m pleased. We swam well for three sessions. This time of year, with training and academic load and the stress of life, for them to be able to come in and swim three complete sessions was a lot of fun,” Wilmington head coach Trip Breen said.
Miller (Lebanon) powered her way to a fourth-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 19:25.99.
“It was the Liz Miller show today,” Breen said. “She was 20 seconds faster than she was at the conference meet last season. She just dove in, started swimming well and kept getting better throughout the race. Everything is starting to sink in. Liz made some really nice corrections today with things she had been struggling with. You have a smart swim, you have a great race.”
Miller had familiar company in the freestyle mile. Teammates Addie Roberts (Franklin) and Julie Creech (Dayton/Centerville) touched in 19:27 and 19:34, respectively.
Breen also singled out the day turned in by freshman Caroline Kurczynski (Grove City/Central Crossing), who was the Lady Quakers top sprinter.
“We had a good weekend. We were kind of fighting it out with Albion for second place, and we had a great team effort to stay in it and compete. I’m pleased with how they swam this early in the season,” Breen said.