Women's Swimming Sharp From Start To Finish In Friday Win Over Limestone

Tim Cowie Photo  |  GWUPhotos.com
Tim Cowie Photo | GWUPhotos.com

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Gardner-Webb women's swimming dominated from start to finish Friday afternoon to take a 154-47 win over Limestone in a non-conference dual meet on the road.

The Runnin' Bulldogs captured 12 first-place finishes overall during Friday's swim.

"Our ladies took care of business today," said head coach Mike Simpson. "They started off with a great relay where we got to try some new strokes. Lauren Oglesby won two events in her return, along with Lili Toth. Kelsey Williams had a fantastic 200 free. Adel Kiss came back from injury to take the 50 fly and Spencer Lucas had a solid 400 IM. The girls won every event except the sprint frees. Depth was also a big factor and it was a good day all around."

Gardner-Webb won all four relays, with Juliana Denmark, Lili Toth, Adel Kiss and Lindsey Wright getting off to a quick start to win the 200 medley (1:51.34) in the day's first event.

Spencer Lucas followed with a win in the 400 IM (4:40.13), keying a sweep with Cassie Ward and Miranda Johns rounding out the top three. Kelsey Williams led a sweep in the 200 free, with Morgan Vanderschaaf and Lauren Oglesby following close behind. Another sweep in the 100 IM was paced by Toth, who was joined by London Schumacher and a third-place tie between Hope Saunders and Cassie Ward to continue the strong showing.

Adel Kiss won the 50 fly in a time of 27.10, also leading to a sweep with Williams, Mackenzie Ropka and Tessa Walsh. Toth led a sweep in the 50 back (27.26), followed by Alina Gersib, Lara Siebrecht and Ward.

Oglesby (500 free), Vanderschaaf (50 breast) and Lucas (400 IM) also took individual races on Friday. Ward and Johns touched the wall behind Lucas in the 400 IM for another Gardner-Webb sweep in the event.

Gardner-Webb capped the day with a win by the 200 free relay team of Peters, Kiss, Lucas and Siebrecht.

The Runnin' Bulldogs will have little time to rest, hitting the pool in Spartanburg, S.C., on Saturday against a strong UMBC squad.