Women's Swimming and Diving Win Seventh Straight Title

The Susquehanna women celebrate a seventh consecutive Landmark Conference title
The Susquehanna women celebrate a seventh consecutive Landmark Conference title

The Susquehanna University Women's Swimming and Diving team expanded on its already comfortable lead on the final day of competition to post its seventh consecutive Landmark Conference Championship Sunday afternoon and evening at the championship meet in Germantown, Maryland.

The River Hawks won with a large margin with their 842 points. Scranton was a distant second with 578.5 points followed by Catholic (559.5 points), Drew (485), Marywood (351), Goucher (229), Elizabethtown (201) and Juniata (127).

Ashlee Weingarten had another great day hitting a second NCAA Championships B Cut time winning the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:06.68 and also helped the River Hawks set a new school record in the 400-yard Free Relay with a second place finish and time of 3:35.49. Weingarten teamed with Katie Willis, Jessica Jozefiak and Joann Butkus to set the school record.

Joining Weingarten on the podium for the 200 fly were Lizzie Richart who placed sixth and Erin Wetmore who captured eighth. Catherine Welch also scored points for the River Hawks with her 9th place finish in the B final of the event.

Butkus was an individual conference champion in the 200-yard breaststroke with a winning time of 2:25.08 finishing ahead of teammate Megan Duck who was second with a time of 2:25.90. Paige Wagner finished fourth in the race and Caroline Henderson was 10th overall taking second in the B Final.

Erin McElwee was the top Susquehanna finisher in the 200-yard backstroke taking third in a time of 2:10.22. Megan Shaffer was fifth and Colleen Walsh was 8th in the race. Caitlin Kelly was third in the 1,650 freestyle distance race with a time of 18:09.93 and Hannah Finton was fourth, Lindsey Vankirk was fifth, Wetmore was sixth and Morgan Sattler was eighth in the race.

Willis finished fourth in the 100 free while teammates Jozefiak and Margaux Palaski were seventh and eighth respectively.