Guilford Remains Ninth at ODAC Swimming Championships

Kendra Medina (photo by John Bell, Touch A Life Photography)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College's women's swimming team remained in ninth place after Saturday's second day of the 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Washington and Lee University extended its first-day lead by winning all seven events contested Saturday. The Generals hold a commanding 297-point lead over second-place Randolph-Macon College with 633 points. Bridgewater College (283) moved into third place Saturday in the nine-team field.

Guilford's 200-yard medley relay qualified for Saturday night's 'A' final and placed eighth with a season-best time of two minutes, 12.16 seconds. The mark represents the Quakers' best time in the event since 2009. Kendra Medina, Julia Beveridge, Julia Sheehan and Sydney Hawkins swam the race for Guilford.

Medina had the day's top individual performance with a 17th-place finish in the 100 backstroke that set a school record. She narrowly missed the 'B' final with a time of 1:10.47 that shaved .03 of a second off the previous Guilford standard set by Justin Merritt '09 in 2006.

Guilford sophomore Morgan McKinnon took home 18th place in the 100 breaststroke with a team season-best time of 1:21.80. Sheehan was 20th in the 100 butterfly with Guilford's fastest clocking of the year (1:17.83) and senior Becca Dozier shaved over 11 seconds off of her personal best in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:26.16. She placed 25th with the Quakers' sixth-fastest time of the year.

Coach Emily Wilson's Quakers wrap up the competition and their season Sunday in the championships' final day.