December 2, 2017
Featherstone Sets Three Records on Final Day at Yellow Jacket Inv.
CHESTESRFIELD, Va. -- The Catawba women finished second and the men fourth at the R-M C Yellow Jacket Invitational Swim Meet which concluded on Saturday at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center. The women accumulated 1,186 points, while Catholic won the meet with 1,307 points. Catawba’s men scored 1,081 points with Howard taking the win with 1,333.5 points.
Sophomore Claire Featherstone highlighted Catawba’s Saturday swims, posting three school records. Her first record came in the opening leg of the 200 medley relay, starting with a 50 back of 26.86. She helped Catawba to a win in a time of 1:50.02, teaming with Kristina Rogge, Natalie Standard and Emily Najar. Featherstone came back to post a new mark of 57.65 in winning the 100 back. Her final record came in winning the 100 free in a time of 52.92.
Those two individual wins by Featherstone were among six wins for the swim teams. The teams also combined for four relay wins.
200 medley relay
The men joined the women with a win. The team of Federico Borrego Higareda, Lukas Helbing, Joao Barreto and Gatlin Saylors touched first in a time of 1:32.43. It was the 10th fastest in school history. The women posted the second fastest time, just four-tenths off the school mark.
The Catawba women went two-three in the event. Taylor Fair had a time of 4:41.50 and Erhart was right behind in 4:49.45. Marymount’s Hayley Elizondo took the win in a time of 4:38.95.
Michael King took third for the men. He posted a time of 4:15.57. Catholic’s Gregory McCarthy won in a time of 4:08.57.
Barreto won the event on the men’s side with his time of 49.14. It was another two-three finish for the women. Jess Daniel was second in a time of 59.67 and Standard was third at 59.96. Daniel’s time was the 10th fastest in school history. The win went to KaSandra Kaplan, of Howard, with a time of 57.40.
Regan Nolan had Catawba’ best finish for the women, touching fifth in a time of 1:59.97. Barton’s Nicola Macdonald posted the winning time of 1:58.00. Lucas Rhodes had a sixth for the men with his time of 1:45.89. Barton also won the men’s event as James Day clocked a time of 1:43.94.
Borrego notched a win for the men with his time of 57.05. Helbing swam to fourth, touching in 59.23. Rogge posted a second-place finish for the women with a time of 1:06.98. Jennifer Clune, of Washington College, swan to the win in 1:05.73.
Saylors joined Featherstone in winning the event for the men. Saylors touched in 50.86.
800 free relay
The women got the win behind the team of Hartwig, Malul, Erhart and Nolan. Their time of 8:01.00 was the eighth best in school history. The men also got a win with King, Rhodes, Higareda and Barreto touching in 6:56.58. That time was the 10th best on record.
Erhart had a second-place swim as she clocked in at 17:53.61. It was the seventh best time in school history and was just a little over two seconds behind the winning time of 17:51.37 by Julia Portman, of Washington College.
Rhodes was sixth in the men’s event with a time of 17:05.33. The win went to Howard’s Darrin Asphall in 16:27.90.
Taylor Fair earned a win for the women with a time of 2:08.70. The men had a second and a fourth-place finish. Saylors had a time of 1:55.09 for second, while Matthew Arnold took fourth (1:59.19). Andrew Feeley, of Washington College, topped the field with a time of 1:53.04.
Featherstone got the win with Hartwig adding a fifth-place finish in a time of 54.97. Barreto went second for the men with a time of 46.41. Sidrell Williams, of Howard, posted a winning time of 45.22.
The men got a win behind Higareda’s time of 2:06.80. Helbing claimed fourth with a time of 2:12.91. For the women, Rogge was runner-up in her time of 2:26.56. She was just out-touched by Clune, who had a 2:26.39.
Malul took fourth for the women in a time of 2:14.53 which was eighth fastest in school history. Howard’s Danielle Brown had a winning time of 2:13.34. King was second for the men with a time of 1:53.66, marking the 10th best time in school history. Victor Kontopanos, of Randolph-Macon had the win with a time of 1:52.80.
400 free relay
The women finished fourth as the team of Featherstone, Hartwig, Malul and Standard had a time of 3:40.09. Washington College posted a 3:37.27 to win the event. The men’s team of Saylors, Rhodes, Arnold Blohme and King took third in a time of 3:11.23, ninth best in school history. Washington also won the men’s event with a time of 3:07.12.
Catawba will next swim in a home meet against Queens on Dec. 17 at noon.
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