Seahawk Women's Swimming Stays Strong in Third after Day Two of CAC Championships

Hailley Baughman '19
Hailley Baughman '19

For Immediate Release · By Monica Vega · mvega@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's swim team claimed a silver medal in the 200 medley relay on the second day of the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference Women's Swimming Championships. St. Mary's has held strong in third place in the team standings through Event 24 with a total of 264 points, giving the Seahawks a 9.50 point advantage over Marymount (Va.) University.

How It Happened

  • First-year Carolyn Sutton (Laurel, Md./Laurel), sophomore Hailley Baughman (Lineboro, Md./Manchester Valley), junior captain Rachel Sonnenberg (Derwood, Md./Magruder), and senior Lizzie Straathof (Bethesda, Md./Walter Johnson) received the highest finish of the night, snagging second team All-CAC honors with a time of 1:51.03.
  • Baughman would add an individual fourth-place finish as well, posting a time of 1:09.33 in the 100 breaststroke. She tied for fourth with University of Mary Washington's first-year McKinzie Turner (Williamsburg, Va./Lafayette).
  • The last relay of the night would also show success as sophomore Elizabeth Valenti (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard), senior captain Samantha Liming (Silver Spring, Md./JFK), R. Sonnenberg, and Straathof commanded the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 8:07.00 for fourth-place honors.
  • Valenti would find a place in the top eight of the 400 individual medley as she placed sixth with a time of 4:53.12.
  • Pacing the Seahawks in the 200 freestyle would be Straathof, who came in at 2:00.04 for sixth-place overall. Liming tied for fourth in the consolation final of the same event for 12th overall in 2:04.86.
  • Sutton would find success in the 100 backstroke, finishing with a time of 1:01.29 for sixth place.
  • R. Sonnenberg would take the lead for St. Mary's in the 100 butterfly, earning an eighth-place position with a time of 1:00.69, while Sutton placed third in the consolation final for 11th overall in 1:02.55.
  • The Seahawks currently stand third in the six-team field with 264 points. The three-day championship event will wrap up on Sunday, February 19 with the crowning of the team champion. The University of Mary Washington Eagles are pursuing their 27th straight conference championship title and hold the No. 1 spot in the team standings with 613.50 points.

TEAM STANDINGS (through Event 24): 1. University of Mary Washington, 613.50 … 2. York College of Pennsylvania, 355 … 3. St. Mary's College of Maryland, 264 … 4. Marymount (Va.) University, 254.50 … 5. Salisbury University, 253 … 6. Frostburg State University, 234

EVENT

FIRST TEAM ALL-CAC

SECOND TEAM ALL-CAC

200 Medley Relay

UMW – Maddy Rymer, Sara Dye, Megan Murphy, Anna Corley

1:47.70

SMC – Carolyn Sutton, Hailley Baughman, Rachel Sonnenberg, Lizzie Straathof

1:51.03

400 IM

UMW – Anna Corley

4:28.74!#

UMW – Julia Geskey 

4:36.67#

100 Butterfly

MU – Morgan Alston

57.71

MU – Carley Vaughn

58.37

200 Freestyle

FSU – Macy Nitchie

1:52.80#

YCP – Madeline Mann 

1:52.82#

100 Breaststroke

UMW – Sara Dye

1:07.65

FSU – Maddie Weinberger 

1:07.69

100 Backstroke

UMW – Julia Geskey

58.09

UMW – Maddy Rumer 

58.39

800 Freestyle Relay

UMW – Lauren Wood, Michaela Miller, Shannon Coryell, Julia Geskey

7:50.84

YCP – Rachel Spaulding, Andrea Sturgis, Julia Trudel, Madeline Mann

8:01.07

!CAC Meet Record; #NCAA B Cut


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