WC women edged by Findlay
Oilers win, 104-98
January 29, 2011
Victoria Burcham leaves the blocks in the 100 backstroke.
In a meet that was decided by the final race, Wilmington College was edged by Findlay, 104-98, in non-conference women’s swimming action at the WC Natatorium Saturday afternoon.
“I knew that this was going to be a very tight meet for us, and we had to have some things go our way,” Wilmington head coach Trip Breen said. “And really, we did, but they swam equally well. It was good racing and good competition for us.”
One of the top efforts of the meet was turned in by Julie Creech (Dayton/Centerville) who powered to an impressive win in the 100 butterfly.
“Julie continues to swim well,” Breen said. “She was complaining about being a little sore, and when she makes a comment like that, I know she must be really sore.”
Breen also singled out the performance turned in by freshman Jenny Geers (Pickerington/Pickerington North).
“Jenny Geers had a really nice meet,” Breen said. “She had a nice 100 backstroke and came back with a really nice 100 breaststroke. I’m excited about what she is going to do at the conference meet.”
Wilmington now turns its attention to the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship, which starts Feb. 17 at University of Akron.
“I feel more confident this year than ever that we’ve put in the work,” Breen said. “We’re ready to rest. I think the worst thing I can do right now is swim them too much in practice. I think we’re absolutely ready to go. I’m really excited for conference this year.”