KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The UNC Asheville women’s swimming team finished its season with a 10th-place finish on the final day of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association championships on Saturday.
The Bulldogs took 10th with 93 points and posted some solid results throughout the day.
The day began with a new school record in the backstroke as senior Kristen Lawson went 2:08.82 in the 200 backstroke. Freshman Reid Jackson set a freshman record and posted a season-best 2:09.14.
In the 100 freestyle, freshman Alexandra van Dorsten established a lifetime best at 52.35. The time was a school record and freshman best. She qualified for the finals Saturday night and came in 16th at 52.67.
Other lifetime bests in the 100 freestyle were Hallie Gillespie (59.35) and Rachel Van Noordt (56.31) along with season-best times for Morgan Dickie (58.26), Emily Sawyer (54.76) and Ashley Ireland (54.50).
In the 200 breaststroke, Alessandra Troncoso swam a season best time of 2:22.19 and qualified for the B Finals. In the finals, Troncoso took 16th place with a time of 2:26.85
Freshman Erin Riggs set a season-high in the mile with a time of 20:18.25.
Saturday evening began with the mile event. Galen Broido had a great swim finished in 11th place as she posted a time of 17:16.90
Asheville’s final event of the night was the 400 freestyle relay. The Bulldogs set a varsity record with three lifetime best swims in 3:35.37. Reid Jackson led off in 54.29, Kristen Lawson was the second leg in 54.30, followed by Ashley Ireland in a 53.75. The anchor, Alexandra van Dorsten, brought home the charge in 53.03.
In just its second season of competition after bringing the sport back, Head Coach Elizabeth Lykins team enjoyed a winning record in dual meets at 6-5 and will return most of its team next year as the program continues to build.