SPARTANBURG S.C.- Day one of the Women's College Invitational hosted by Converse College got underway on Friday evening.
The invitational features women's teams from Converse, Brenau University, Cowan University, Hollins University, and the Vixens. Sweet Briar and Hollins represent the only Division III programs, as the other three schools are Division II scholarship programs.
First-year Taylor Allen had a solid showing on day one for the Vixens, starting with a fifth-place finish in the 50 free. In her first individual collegiate competition, Allen touched in a time of 26.62. Senior Mary Stuart McDevitt took eighth in the event with a time of 27.08.
Allen's next event was the 200-yard freestyle, where she finished eighth in a time of 2:11.64. That mark was less than a second behind the six-place finisher. McDevitt ended in 10th in the event with a time of 2:13.87.
The final day of the Women's College Invitational will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow.