February 10, 2013

Guilford Takes Ninth at ODAC Championships

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College wrapped up the 2013 season with a ninth-place finish at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Women's Swimming Championships Sunday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The Quakers compiled 76 points in the nine-team meet, which was won by Washington and Lee University.

The Quakers' 400-yard freestyle relay qualified for Sunday night's 'B' final where it placed ninth in a season-best time of four minutes, 22.69 seconds. The team was comprised of Julia Beveridge, Sydney Hawkins, Becca Dozier and Kendra Medina. It dropped nearly seven seconds from its qualifying time of 4:29.02 earlier in the day.

Medina turned in the Quakers' best individual result with an 18th-place finish in the 200 backstroke. The junior, who set the school record in the 100 backstroke Saturday, turned in the second-fastest time in school history (2:32.17) on Sunday. The clocking set a new personal best and marks Guilford's fastest time since 2006.

Teammate Morgan McKinnon turned in the team's best 200 breaststroke time Sunday, with a personal-best 2:59.34 that placed 19th in the race. Beveridge had the Quakers' top result in the 100 freestyle with a season-low time of 1:07.21 that ranked 25th in the 41-swimmer field.

Dozier and fellow senior Gabrielle Lahowitch concluded their careers with the completion of the three-day meet. Coach Emily Wilson expects nine letter winners back for the 2013-14 campaign.