GREENSBORO, N.C. --- The Sweet Briar swimming team moved up into a sixth place tie on Saturday at the ODAC Championship Meet. The Vixens head into Sunday's swims just nine points behind Greensboro for fifth place.
A busy day in the pool for the Vixens was kicked off by the 200y Medley Relay team of Ronni Schoenherr (Hudson, Wisc./Hudson), Marian Huber (Newport News, Va./Menchville), Dani Humphrey (Vienna, Va./James Madison) and Rosie Purvis (Montgomery City, Mo./Homeschooled) who finished sixth in the race. Huber, Ashley Royal (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook) and Molly Van Buren (New Haven, Vt./Mt. Abraham) all garnered points in the next event, the 400y Individual Medley. Next up, in the 100y Butterfly, Humphrey finished eighth for Sweet Briar. Vida McCahey (Novato, Calif./Novato) also scored points for the Vixens, finishing 14th in the race.
As the evening moved on, first-year Lydia Fleck (Poquoson, Va./Poquoson) and Purvis tallied points for SBC, finishing 12th and 13th respectively in the 200y Freestyle. In the 100y Breaststroke, Huber finished just out the top eight with a time of 1:13.87. Van Buren also brought home points for the Vixens in that event with a 15th place finish. The Sweet Briar depth showed again in the 100y Backstroke. Schoenherr, Quinn Griswold (Alpine, N.Y./Odessa-Montour) and Laure Herzog (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) also contributed points for Sweet Briar. In the final event of the evening, Fleck, Purvis, Katlyn Fleming (Enfield, Conn./Enrico Fermi) and McCahey added a sixth place finsh in the 800y Freestyle for the Vixens.
Head Coach Jason Gallaher was pleased with his team's efforts. "We had a great second day of competition, noted Gallaher. The morning session went well and the evening was even better. We had several swimmers qualify for the evening session. The team really came to compete today, and Sunday's session should be great as well."
Prelims for Sunday's session begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow, with the Finals scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. The ODAC will again be providing live updating results for both the Prelims and Finals. Full meet results can also be found at odaconline.