William Smith College first-year Sarah Litt narrowly missed breaking her second school record in as many days during the fourth and final day of the Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association Championships hosted by Ithaca College.
Competing in the 200-yard backstroke, Litt qualified for the third level final with a morning prelim swim of 2:14.95. Vibeke Hopkinson ’83, a charter member of the Heron Hall of Honor, set the 200 backstroke record in 1983 with a time of 2:12.93.
In the evening session, Litt made a run at her mark, finishing third in her heat (19th overall) logging a time of 2:13.21, just 0.28 seconds off the 30-year-old record.
Yesterday, Litt broke the 24-year-old 200 butterfly record with a time of 2:13.46.
Also on Saturday, senior Casey Sherwin reached the consolation final of the 100-yard freestyle. She qualified with a time of 54.61 and touched the wall in 54.91 in the evening to finish eighth (16th overall).
The William Smith 400 free relay of sophomore Christine Rhoads, junior Mimi Mahoney, Sherwin, and senior Lauren Morosky earned a spot in the consolation final with a prelim time of 3:44.01. In the evening, they produced a time of 3:43.12 to place third in the heat (11th overall).
The Herons’ 400 free B relay finished seventh among B relays. First-year Kate Mendez, sophomore Leah Jacob, senior Amanda Woods, and first-year Cece Carsky-Bush registered a finals time of 3:47.41.
William Smith finished 12th out of 15 teams in the UNYSCSA Championships. The Herons had 302 points, 87 behind 11th place RIT and 30 ahead of 13th place Sarah Lawrence.
The UNYSCSA Championships are the final event on the William Smith schedule this season. The Herons were 7-2 in dual meets this season.