Paced by four first place efforts, the Emory University Women's Swimming and Diving team swept Division II foes West Florida and Delta State Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Mississippi. The Eagles toppled the host Lady Statemen 163-136 and defeated the Argonauts, 168-132.
Seniors Cindy Cheng and Rebecca Upton with freshman Bethany Seagraves posted solo victories with Cheng turning in the lone NCAA B Cut on the women's side in the 100 Backstroke at 57.13. Upton took first place in the 500 Freestyle in a time of 5:08.30 while Seagraves touched first in the 200 Backstroke with a mark of 2:07.40. The Eagles added top honors to round out the meet in the 200 Freestyle Relay as Cheng, juniors Fiona Muir, Meg Taylor and sophomore Caroline Olson clocked a 1:38.03.
In addition to the four place showings, Emory finished second in seven events: Upton in the 1,000 Freestyle (10:30.05), junior Amelia Hartje in the 100 Breaststroke (1:08.44), freshman Lucy Daro in the 100 Freestyle (52.99), senior Phoebe Edwards in the 200 Backstroke (2:08.45), senior Ming Ong in the 200 Breaststroke (2:26.57), freshman Rachel Song in the 100 Butterfly (57.66), the 200 Medley Relay featuring Cheng, Hartje, Song and Muir (1:48.91) and the 200 Freestyle Relay of Daro, senior Julia Wawer and freshmen Grace Snyder and Christy Taylor (1:38.77).
Emory returns to action next Saturday, January 27th with a dual meet against crosstown opponent Georgia Tech. The meet is slated to begin at 11:00 AM.