Mount Women’s Swimming & Diving Cruises Past Howard on Senior Day

Mount Women’s Swimming & Diving Cruises Past Howard on Senior Day


Emmitsburg, Md. (November 4, 2016) – The Mount St. Mary's University women's swimming & diving team won 14 of 15 events as they cruised to a 169-91 victory over Howard on Friday's Senior Day at the Mount Swimming Pool. Senior Amanda Moore and freshman Maggie deTar paced the Mount with three individual wins apiece.

Prior to the meet, Mount St. Mary's held a Senior Day ceremony honoring Moore, Sarah Bonson, Claire McManimon, Morgan Runk and Hailey Vogt for their contributions to the program and the university throughout their four years at the Mount.

Three of the Mount seniors posted multiple wins on the night, led by Moore's first-place showings in the 50m fly (30.01), 200m free (2:11.61) and 100m free (1:03.44). Colette Robinson followed Moore in the 100 with a second-place finish in 1:03.44 as the Mount took the top two spots. Bonson took first place in both the 200m fly (2:28.53) and 200m IM (2:31.67) and Runk won the 50m back (32.49) and 200m back (2:31.01) as the three seniors combined for seven individual wins at the meet. Mary Lombardi (2:31.11) and Alex Kelly (2:40.44) followed Runk with second and third-place finishes in the 200m back to earn the top-three spots in the event for the Mount.

A pair of Mount underclassmen also registered multiple wins at the meet, highlighted by deTar's three individual victories. The Post Falls, Idaho native registered first-place showings in the 50m free (27.85), 400m free (4:34.14) and 800m free (9:19.02), and the Mount closed out its second top-three sweep of the night in the 800m free, with Bridget Vaughan (9:33.91) and Lombardi (9:38.59) finishing behind deTar for second and third place, respectively. Sophomore Lauren Gullickson also claimed a pair of wins, earning first-place finishes in the 50m breast (35.79) and 200m breast (2:50.00).

In 1-meter diving action, Laci Vickery posted the Mount's top showing with a score of 165.55, Celia Thomas posted a 151.85 for second place and Peyton Fuller took third with a score of 145.05.

The Mount also won the opening relay event as Runk, Gullickson, Moore and Juliette Lacoste combined to swim the 400m medley relay in 4:35.28.

With the win, the Mountaineers move to 3-0 for the second consecutive season after starting the 2015-16 campaign with four straight victories.

The Mount returns to action for the three-day Franklin & Marshall Invitational spanning November 18-20.