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Team Effort powers William Smith to win at Skidmore Invitational

The William Smith swimming and diving team won the Skidmore Invitational this afternoon. Every team member scored at least a point in the victory for the Herons. Sophomore Caroline Conboy led the way contributing wins in three individual events.

Conboy continued her record breaking season setting meet records in the 100-yard individual medley and 100 breaststroke. In the first event of the day, Conboy helped Katie Storch, Samantha Burnett and Kelsey Bohl touches the wall first in the 200 Medley relay, a second faster than the team from Vassar. She then won the 50 breaststroke by a second over Anna Kuo of Vassar. In the 100 IM, Conboy’s time of 1:02.74 lowered the meet record, held by second place finisher Julia Cunningham, by half a second. In the 100 breaststroke, she broke the meet record by two seconds and blew the field out of the water winning the event by four seconds.

Storch also notched a pair of individual victories in the 100 backstroke and the 200 freestyle. In the backstroke, she touched the wall with a time of 1:03.31, a second ahead of the competition. Storch won the 200 freestyle by three seconds.  She also finished second in the 50 freestyle, four tenths of a second behind the event champion.

In addition to her relay win, Bohl notched an individual victory in the 50 backstroke. In the backstroke, she touched the wall first with a winning time of 30.17. Bohl finished second in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 50 fly. Burnett collected three top ten finishes. She placed third in the 50 fly, fourth in the 100 fly, and sixth in the 100 freestyle.

William Smith also got top three finishes in six other events. First-year Kate Moreau finished third in the 50 and 100 breaststrokes. Juniors Brooke Adams and Cece Carsky-Bush placed second and third respectively in the 400 individual medley. Seniors Christine Rhoads finished second in the 100 freestyle while classmate Leah Jacob touched the wall third. In the 50 fly, Emily Haskins and Samantha Burnett rounded out the top three.

The Herons return to the pool February 18-21 for the Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association Championships contested in Webster, New York.