WC women topped by Ohio Wesleyan
Quakers win four races
December 4, 2010
Victoria Burcham posted one of Wilmington's race wins against Ohio Wesleyan.
DELAWARE — Wilmington College was topped by Ohio Wesleyan, 121-93, in non-conference women’s swimming action Saturday afternoon.
“We competed well after a couple weeks off,” Wilmington head coach Trip Breen said. “They know that we’re not going to compete again for a month, so they were ready and raced pretty well today. Ohio Wesleyan was ready to swim as well. We’ve always had a great meet with them, and today everybody was amped up.”
Julie Creech (Dayton/Centerville) won the 500-yard freestyle after finishing second in the 200 free.
“Julie had a really nice 500 swim,” Breen said. “We had to have her swim an in-season 500 to set her up for our conference meet. She did a great job. Amanda Hirn had a really nice 200 IM and 100 breaststroke today.”
Kristen Deutsch (Beavercreek) touched first in the 1,000 freestyle, beating her closest competitor by nearly 14 seconds.
Victoria Burcham (Urbana) won the 100 backstroke, edging OWU’s Anne McComas by .54 second.
Rachel Weitzel (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls), Jenny Geers (Pickerington/Pickerington North), Hannah Anderson (West Chester/Lakota West) and Rachel Wasson (Nashport/Tri-Valley) teamed to win the 200 medley relay.
“Everybody across the board had a good race, which is encouraging this time of the year,” Breen said. “When we’re training everybody feels different — some people are feeling better and some people are still pretty broken down. Today was an encouraging meet for us.”