By Mike Wolf
The women’s swimming team put on a great show at the ECAC Championships this past weekend, finishing 10th out of over 35 competing teams, with 134 points. The event was held at the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of New Hampshire took home first place after an intense weekend of competition.
Four separate Bison managed to make it through preliminaries to the finals on the last day of the championships. Alex Panzarino ’14 recorded one of the best performances of the weekend with a 2:05.78 in the 200-yard butterfly. Her previous best time this season was 2:08.83. That time was good enough for sixth in the prelims and the second-best time in Bison history. Panzarino came in seventh on finals day which was the Bison’s best overall finish. Sinead O’Dwyer ’11, Morgan Oxley ’13 and Marisa Taddeo ’13 also qualified for finals in each of their respective events.
The Bison’s 400-free relay was also successful with 11th-place finishes in both the prelims and the finals. The team was made up of Taddeo, Caroline Higgins ’14, Alyssa Rollando ’14 and Panzarino. The team cut almost three seconds off its preliminary time in the finals and posted the third-best time in this event by a Bison team this year.
With this finish, the team will enjoy a productive off-season, happy with the way it finished the year but hungry for more next year.