GREENSBORO, N.C. - The UNC Asheville women's swim kicked off its inaugural season at the All-North Carolina Invitational at the Greensboro Aquatic Center Friday evening.


The Bulldogs stand in ninth place after 11 events with 82 points. There are 13 teams competing in the meet.


"The team has worked very hard for the last seven weeks leading up to this weekend," commented Asheville head coach Elizabeth Lykins. ""I am proud of our progress to this point, but we still have a long way to go.


"Our best swim of the night was Chloe Carr's 100 breast stroke split in the 400 medley relay as she had a time of, 1:08.8," added Lykins. "I'm looking forward to Session II on Saturday morning and more individual races for our team."


Asheville picked up 28 points in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay. The relay team consisted of Alessandra Troncoso, Ashley Ireland, Chole Carr and Galen Broido. They had a time of 1:44.14.


In the 500 Yard Freestyle, Broido earned five points for the Bulldogs as she posted a time of 5:24.49. Also competing in the event were Hallie Gillespie (6:00.73), Eliza Ritchie (6:11.29) and Amanda Larsen (6:52.39).


The Bulldogs had two participants in the 200 Individual Medley. Kristen Lawson had a time of 2:29.82, while Elizabeth Acker posted a time of 2:31.04.


Troncoso earned five more points for Asheville in the 50 Freestyle. She has a time of 25.47.The Bulldogs final event was the 400 Yard Medley Relay. Asheville earned 22 points. Broido, Carr, Troncoso and Ireland posted a time of 4:13.18.

The second session will begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the third session scheduled to start at 5 p.m.