KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The UNC Asheville women’s swimming team had another solid day at the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association championship on Friday.
The Bulldogs stand in 11th place with 67 points going into Saturday’s final day or facing.
Asheville posted three school records on the day with two freshman records and multiple lifetime bests.
Friday morning began with senior Kristen Lawson with a lifetime best in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:49.18. Galen Broido followed with a 4:34.17 and earned a spot in the B Finals. In Friday’s finals, Broido went 4:33.28 and finished in 14th place.
In the 100 butterfly, Alexandra van Dorsten earned a lifetime best and set a freshmen and team record with a sizzling time of 59.19. Reid Jackson established a lifetime best at 59.95, while Emily Sawyer swam a season best in 1:01.77.
In the 200 freestyle, Alexandra van Dorsten earned a lifetime best of 1:55.34. Another freshman, Rachel Van Noordt, earned a best time in 2:00.92
The 100 breaststroke saw sophomore Alessandra Troncoso swam a season best of 1:04.85 and qualify for the B final. In Friday’s final, she came in 11th place with an improved time of 1:04.62.
The final event in the morning was the 100 backstroke as. Reid Jackson earned a season best time of 58.51. Her performance sets a new freshmen and varsity record.
The Bulldogs set their final team record of the night in the 400 medley relay. Senior Kristen Lawson led off with a lifetime best of 1:00.57 (back), followed by Alessandra Troncoso swimming the breast stroke leg in 1:06.97. Reid Jackson had a great 100 butterfly split at 59.87. Alexandra van Dorsten anchored the relay in a lifetime best freestyle split of 52.73. This performance earned the Bulldogs eighth place points.
“We had a good day overall,” stated Bulldog coach Elizabeth Lykins. “We swam some great races and are anxious to finish strong on Saturday.”
Saturday’s final day of competition begins at 10 a.m.