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Women's Swimming & Diving Wins Home Invitational Behind Four More Event Wins

Women's Swimming & Diving Wins Home Invitational Behind Four More Event Wins

The Emory University Women's Swimming and Diving team earned another four event victories on Saturday to win the Emory Invitational. The Eagles finished the two-day meet with 647 points, outscoring Wingate (575), Carson-Newman (407.5) and Catawba (228.5).

Emory saw four individual event victories on the afternoon, raising its two-day total to eight event wins. Senior Julia Durmer and freshman Clio Hancock were two of the four Eagle winners on Saturday, doing so in NCAA B Cut fashion. Durmer took first in the 1650 Freestyle with a time of 17:29.80 while Hancock claimed the 400 IM at 4:30.05. Adding solo wins for the Eagles were junior Maria Kyle in the 100 Butterfly (58.31) and sophomore Lucy Daro in the 200 Freestyle (1:55.06).

Emory had strong finishes across the board over the nine events on day two, posting nine top-three finishes. Adding top-three efforts for the Eagles were senior Fiona Muir in both the 50 Free (2nd, 24.30) and 200 Free (2nd, 1:55.40), Durmer in the 400 IM (3rd, 4:33.24), senior Meg Taylor in the 50 Free (24.36), sophomore Bethany Seagraves in the 100 Backstroke (3rd, 59.92) and freshman Edie Bates in the 200 Breaststroke (2:26.24).

The Eagles also turned in top-three finishes from their A and B relay teams in the 200 Medley Relay with the A group of Bates, Taylor, sophomore Grace Snyder and sophomore Christy Taylor touching second at 1:47.98 with the B squad of Seagraves, Hancock, Muir and senior Hannah Lally placing third at 1:49.38.

The Eagles return to the pool at the end of the month when the team takes part in both the Denison and SCAD Invitationals from November 29th through December 1st.