JMU SWIMMING STAKES A WIN AGAINST VISITING ODU, 143-81
By ODU Athletics
Jan. 18, 2003
HARRISONBURG (1/18/03) - The James Madison University women's swimming and diving recorede a 143-81 victory against visiting Colonial Athletic Association foe Old Dominion Saturday afternoon.
The Dukes won 10 of the meet's 13 events and improved to 2-8 with the victory. The Monarchs slipped to 3-5.
Amanda Coyle turned in her top 1000-yard time of the season, clocking in at 10 minutes and 40.17 seconds. She took first in the 500-yard freestyle for the second time in as many meets, winning on Saturday with a 5:14.06, her second fastest pace of the season.
Lisa Enders swept the diving competition for the second time in three meets. Her score of 212.25 on the one-meter board gave her the edge against ODU junior Michelle Kenney (Richmond, Va./J.R. Tucker), who was a close second with a 208.80. Enders, who also swept the boards at Towson on Jan. 10, had a slightly larger margin over Kenney on the higher board, 202.73-196.58.
A pair of JMU freshman came away with wins. Katie Rodger (Malvern, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame) won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:59.52. Kim Baguchinsky (Little Silver, N.J./Red Bank Regional) notched her second collegiate victory and first in the 50-yard free with in 25.55 seconds, her best time in five trips to the block.
Old Dominion senior Sarah Mooney (Riverside, R.I./East Providence) accounted for two of the three wins for the Monarchs. She won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:13.63 and the 200-yard backstroke in 2:10.83. The other win came from junior Jessica Miller (Fairfax, Va./Lake Braddock), who claimed the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:22.77.
JMU entered the final race, the 400-yard freestyle relay, with exhibition status. They had the best time in the race, 3:29.41.
The ODU swimming and diving will be home next Friday and Saturday for the final time this season as they host Davidson, North Carolina, and William and Mary in their annual Scholarship Meet. All proceeds from tickets sales will go toward athletic scholarships.