McClung breaks school record, leads Saints women's swimming at RIT
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 8:19 am

Demi McClung started the day with a school-record performance in the 100-yard breaststroke, then added a win in the 200 fly to lead the St. Lawrence University women's swimming and diving team at the Don Richards Invitational hosted by RIT on Saturday.

McClung, who had a second-place finish in the 50 free on Friday, posted a time of 1:08.73 in the 100 fly, breaking the record set in 2008 by Hannah Grimes '11. Later in the afternoon, she easily outpaced the competition in the 200 breaststroke, building a 1.13-second lead through the first 100 and continuing to pull away, finishing in 2:26.89 for a 1.53-second margin of victory.

St. Lawrence finished tied with Vassar for second in the six-team invitational with 602 points. Host RIT won the team title with 909 points.

Madeline Holodnik (100 free) and Amanda Meurer (200 fly) also had third-place finishes for the Saints, who have now closed out the fall semester competition schedule.

Saturday Top-10 Finishers

Demi McClung - 1st, 200 breaststroke (2:26.89); 3rd, 100 breaststroke (1:08.73 - school record)

Madeline Holodnik - 3rd, 100 free (55.16); 5th, 200 free (2:02.18)

Amanda Meurer - 3rd, 200 fly (2:15.19); 8th, 100 fly (1:03.63)

Christina Felchner - 5th, 100 free (56.15); 6th, 100 fly (1:01.96)

Meg Musser - 6th, 200 backstroke (2:18.55); 8th, 100 backstroke (1:03.37)

Emma Henshaw - 6th, 3-meter diving (297.10)

Emily McCormick - 6th, 200 free (2:02.60)

Taylor McClung - 6th, 1,650 free (18:43.88)

Rose Keady - 8th, 200 free (2:03.28); 8th 100 breaststroke (1:14.48); 8th, 200 breaststroke (2:40.96)

Rachel Meurer - 8th, 200 fly (2:31.43)

Darla Long - 9th, 200 backstroke (2:21.06); 10th, 100 backstroke (1:04.97)

Makenna Burr - 9th, 200 fly (2:35.21)

Claire Anderson - 10th, 100 free (57.47)

Marina Pearce - 10th, 200 backstroke (2:22.08)

Top Relays

200 medley relay: 4th, 1:54.55 (Long, Keady, Felchner, Holodnik)

400 free relay: 3rd, 3:46.48 (swimmers not available as of press time)