GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Asheville women’s swimming team finished in 10th place at the All North Carolina Invitational Saturday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
The Bulldogs finished with 226 points and in front of four other teams on the two-day invitational that featured teams like N.C. State and Duke.
“I was very happy with Galen Broido's seventh place finish in the mile. She is really improving and learning to swim the distance events more effectively,” stated Bulldog coach Elizabeth Lykins. “Freshman Morgan Dickie also had a nice mile and earned 13th place points with her finish.
“We had a great final session tonight,” added Lykins. “Alexandra van Dorsten had a nice freestyle to start off the evening. We wrapped up the meet with the 400 freestyle relay in which the A and B squads had some nice individual results.
"I am proud of how we swam this weekend. Everyone is learning to race and perform better under pressure,” Lykins also said.
Broido posted a time of 17:54.85 and earned the Bulldogs 23 points in the 1,650 freestyle. Dickie finished 13th and scored 14 points for Asheville. She had a time of 18:34.23.
Alexandra van Dorsten picked up 12 points for the Bulldogs in the 100 freestyle. She had a time of 54.37.
Asheville finished up the evening in the 400 freestyle relay. They put an A and B team in the event and both teams earned points for the Blue & White.
The A team of van Dorsten, Emily Sawyer, Morgan Dickie and Ashley Ireland scored 18 points and had a time of 3:48.55.
Asheville’s B team of Broido, Kenzie Hart, Rachel Van Noordt and Alessandra Troncoso posted a time of 3:59.18 and earned Asheville six points.
The Bulldogs are back in action next Saturday at Campbell with a tri-meet as North Carolina A&T will also compete. The meet is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.