St. Mary's Women's Swimming Earns Conference Win over Frostburg State

Elizabeth Johnson '21 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Elizabeth Johnson '21 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Justin Gordon · jpgordon@smcm.edu

Frostburg, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's swim team traveled to western Maryland for a Capital Athletic Conference dual at Frostburg State University on Saturday afternoon. The Seahawks (2-2, 1-1 CAC) posted a 153-109 victory over the Bobcats (4-2, 1-2 CAC) for their first conference win of the season.

St. Mary's 153, Frostburg State 109

How It Happened

  • Sophomore Brenna Litynski (Hollywood, Md./Home-schooled) paced St. Mary's in the win with four victories.
  • First-year Rileigh Krell (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point), senior captain Hailley Baughman (Lineboro, Md./Manchester Valley), junior Carolyn Sutton (Laurel, Md./Laurel) and Litynski swam a 2:08.09 in the 200 medley relay, which gave them a first-place finish to start the meet.
  • Litynski took first place in the 100 freestyle by swimming a 1:01.47 and claimed first in the 400 freestyle as well with a time of 4:44.97.
  • Litynski's fourth win came in the final event as she anchored the winning 200 freestyle relay with junior Holly Smith (Calne, England/Skyline [Wash.]), first-year Leila McCloskey (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown), and senior captain Samantha Schoenecker (Dallas, Texas/Woodrow Wilson). The quartet tallied a 1:57.57 for the victory.
  • Krell notched an individual win with a first-place finish in the 200 backstroke by swimming a 2:35.12. She also contributed by placing second in the 100 backstroke (1:11.74) and the 100 butterfly (1:13.41).
  • Sutton won the 50 freestyle in 29.86 before swimming a 1:13.96 in the 100 individual medley for second overall. She also staked a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:12.84).
  • Sophomore Anna LaPoint (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) started her day off with a first-place finish in the 800 freestyle with a 10:03.20. LaPoint then added a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle by swimming a 4:48.39.
  • Junior Becca Sonnenberg (Derwood, Md./Magruder) captured the 200 butterfly by swimming a 2:45.33 and took third in the 100 butterfly in 1:14.80.
  • Smith posted a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle by swimming a 2:23.17 and a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke in 1:24.26.
  • Baughman finished second in both the 100 breaststroke (1:18.50) and the 200 breaststroke (2:56.53). She placed third in the 100 individual medley in 1:16.97.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Nov. 16 vs. Washington College (1-4) – MPOBARC Aquatics Center – 5:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 17 vs. McDaniel (0-2) – MPOBARC Aquatics Center – 1:00 p.m. 

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