The Eastern Michigan University women's swimming and diving team traveled to Athens, Ohio Oct. 29, to Ohio University where itposted their seventh consecutive Mid-American Conference dual win with a strong performance leaving the score 178-122.
Senior Alexis Mitcheltree and sophomores Delaney Duncan Dora Vrcic, and Stephanie Johnston claimed the top spot in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:42.09. Freshman Claire Young, senior Genna Worthley , sophomore Michal Liberman, and junior Chase Walker clocked in at 1:45.03, completing the 1-2 punch.
After a third-place finish by sophomore Nicole Swartz in the 1000 freestyle, the Eagles made top-three finishes in back-to-back events, putting them in lead of the Bobcats. Senior Mary Grace Van Allen lead the 200 freestyle, claiming the top spot, while fellow senior Sierra Wagner rounded out the top three.
In the 100 backstroke, Mitcheltree achieved a first-place finish and in the 100 breaststroke, Duncan beat the second-place finisher by more than four seconds. Ducan won the event with a time of 1:01.32.
Ohio later cut into EMU's lead with a sweep of the 200 butterfly, before the Eagles picked up a pair of third-place finishes. Johnston claimed third in the 50 free, while Van Allen touched in with a quick enough time to place third in the 100 free. Mitcheltree and freshman Casey Gavigan put Eastern Michigan back on track in the 200 back by achieving top-three finishes.
Then Duncan turned in her second win of the day in the 200 breast. Finishing more than three seconds ahead, Duncan claimed first place. Worthley added another third-place finish to her day, clocking in at 2:22.49. Liberman also recorded a win in the 100 fly, her first of the season, leading the field with a time of 56.26.00.
Junior Alli Shereda and the divers continued their strong start for the Eagles on the springboard. On the 1-meter, Shereda led a sweep with a score of 265.95. Junior Emily Tubbs completed the sweep, posting a total of 262.38 points en route to a third-place mark.
Eastern Michigan closed out the meet winning the 400 Free Relay, securing the victory, 178-122. The women's MAC competition will continue next weekend, Nov. 5, against the University of Toledo at Jones Natatorium.