TROY, N.Y. – Rochester ran away with the title by more than 475 points in the team standings at the 2011 Liberty League Championships. In the two-day event, the Yellowjacket women totaled 13 event wins and set six new Liberty League records.
In the third session, freshman Lauren Bailey got her fourth win of the championships in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing in a time of 54:02. Teammate Meg Lawless was second in the event Meg Waring was fourth for the Yellowjackets.
In the 200 backstroke, Rochester got a third- and fourth-place finish from freshman Teresa Xu (2:12.10) and sophomore Farrell Cooke (2:12.49).
In the diving events on day two, the UR women achieved a 1-2-3 finish in the 3-meter board event. Junior Sara Spielman placed first scoring 393.24 points. Classmate Megan Braun was second scoring 392.10 points in her dives while senior Rachel deLahunta was third in the event after scoring 356.35 points. The three finished as the top three in the 1-meter diving event on day one of the championships.
The women smashed the Liberty League record in the 400 yard freestyle relay by nearly three seconds en route to another event win. The team of Bailey, Waring, Lawless, and Xu finished in a time of 3:37.60. The B squad of Ellie Ansani, Avery Palardy, Kristy Harding and Emily Friedline placed third in the race with a time of 3:46.41.
Waring earned another solid finish, this time in the 200 breaststroke where she placed 4th with a time of 2:34.47.
In the 200 butterfly, Rochester had three of the top-six finishes with Lauren Bailey finishing second (2:11.20), Friedline getting fourth (2:12.49) and Steph Bolin ending up sixth (2:14.65).
In the overall team standings, Rochester ran away with the title, winning with a total of 1115.5 team points while the second place and host RPI Engineers ended up with 629.5 points.
The slew of multiple event winners included Bailey (five wins), Waring (four), Friedline (three), Karen Meess (three), Xu (three), Ellie Ansani (two) and Lawless (two).