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Women’s Swimming Sweeps Competition at H-SC

Natalia Perdomo

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – Randolph-Macon Women's Swimming swept its competition at a meet hosted by Hampden-Sydney College on Friday evening. The Yellow Jackets got the better of conference rival Hollins 158.5-31.5, while R-MC also pushed ahead of Division II Barton College, winning 109-95.

Barton is in just its third season of competition but was crowned the Conference Carolina's Champions last season. Earlier this season, the Bulldogs defeated Division I Virginia Military Institute.

The Yellow Jackets got huge wins in the 400 Medley Relay, 100 Backstroke and the 100 Butterfly. In the 400 Medley Relay, Randolph-Macon's teams claimed the top three spots. In the 100 Butterfly, sophomore Natalia Perdomo (Fredericksburg, Va.) won with a time of 1:08.52 while R-MC also got third and fourth place finishes from freshmen Emma Kate Russell (Lynchburg, Va. / E.C. Glass) and Jordan Shearer (Fredericksburg, Va. / Chancellor).

In the 100 backstroke, senior Kata Kylliainen (Towson, Md. / Loch Raven) won the event with a time of 1:10.31, while the rest of the top four were swept by Yellow Jackets. Lauren McCoy (Dagsboro, Del. / Indian River), Kacey Pool (Chesapeake, Va. / Western Branch) and Brooke Walthall (Norfolk, Va. / Norfolk Collegiate) secured 16 points total in that event for the YJ's.

 Kylliainen also scored a second place finish in the 800 Freestyle and the 200 Free Relay. She was joined in the relay by Shearer, Lauren Simonson (Falls Church, Va. / Bishop O'Connell) and Maggie Cooke (Newport News, Va. / Menchville).

Junior Abbey Crank (North Chesterfield, Va. / James River) scored a pair of second place finishes in the meet as well, gaining second in the 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke. She was also part of the first-place finishing team in the 400 Medley Relay alongside Perdomo, McCoy and Haylie Moore (Lexington, NC / South Davidson).

The Yellow Jackets head to Marymount on Saturday, November 17 for a 2:00 PM meet.

400 Medley Relay

1 Lauren McCoy, Abbey Crank, Natalia Perdomo, Haylie Moore, 4:48.81

2 Maggie Cooke, Becca Lazerson, Emma Kate Russell, Caroline Pifer, 4:54.69

3 Brooke Walthall, Zandy Knoke, Lindsei Hamilton, Abigail Baker, 5:03.13(x)

800 Freestyle

2 Kata Kylliainen, 10:00.71

3 Lindsei Hamilton, 10:10.59

200 Freestyle

2 Haylie Moore, 2:18.62

3 Kacey Pool, 2:18.90

4 Becca Lazerson, 2:19.88

50 Freestyle

3 Lauren Simonson, 29.67

4 Lauren McCoy, 29.75

200 IM

2 Abbey Crank, 2:36.27

3 Grace Landolt, 2:38.95

4 Laney Sanchez, 2:39.26

100 Butterfly

1 Natalia Perdomo, 1:08.52

3 Emma Kate Russell, 1:11.35

4 Jordan Shearer, 1:12.23

100 Freestyle

3 Lauren Simonson, 1:05.01

4 Grace Landolt, 1:05.12

5 Maggie Cooke, 1:05.80

100 Backstroke

1 Kata Kylliainen, 1:10.31

2 Lauren McCoy, 1:11.06

3 Kacey Pool, 1:11.93

4 Brooke Walthall, 1:13.76  (x)

400 Freestyle

2 Haylie Moore, 4:52.96

3 Kacey Pool, 4:54.30

5 Lindsei Hamilton, 5:04.22

100 Breaststroke

2 Abbey Crank, 1:19.90

3 Grace Landolt, 1:20.37

4 Laney Sanchez, 1:21.22

5 Becca Lazerson, 1:21.28 (X)

200 Free Relay

2 Lauren Simonson, Jordan Shearer, Maggie Cooke, Kata Kylliainen, 1:59.22

4 Emma Kate Russell, Brooke Walthall, Victoria Lewan, Laney Sanchez, 2:02.56