McClung dominates 200 breaststroke to lead Saints at Don Richards Invitational
Demi McClung won the 200 breaststroke and finished third in the 100 breaststroke to lead the St. Lawrence University women's swimming and diving team to fourth place in the seven-team Don Richards Invitational at RIT on Saturday afternoon.
McClung won the 200 breaststroke by 2.19 seconds, finishing in 2:26.89 to dominate the field. She posted a time of 1:08.73, just 0.44 seconds slower than her own school record set at last year's Liberty League Championships.She was also a member the Saints' 200 medley and 400 free relays, which both finished in third place.
St. Lawrence finished the two-day meet with 517 points. RIT won with 803 points; William Smith was second with 644, and Vassar was third with 606 points.
Madeline Holodnik added a third-place finishin the 1,650 free and was a member of the Saints' 400 free relay, and Kumari Giubardo also had third-place finish off the 3-meter diving board.
St. Lawrence Point Scorers
Demi McClung - First place, 200 breaststroke (2:26.89); Third place, 100 breaststroke (1:08.73)
Madeline Holodnik - Third place, 1,650 free (18:18.21); Sixth place, 200 free (1:59.38)
Kumari Giubardo - Third place, 3-meter diving (309.20)
Riley Gobora - Fourth place, 100 butterfly (1:00.94); Sixth place, 100 freestyle (55.75)
Amanda Meurer - Fourth place, 200 butterfly (2:15.79); Sixth place, 100 butterfly (1:01.46); Sixth place, 1,650 free (18:31.31)
Emily McCormick - Fifth place, 1,650 free (18:22.81); Ninth place, 200 free (2:02.51)
Rose Keady - Eighth place, 100 freestyle (56.59); Ninth place, 100 breaststroke (1:12.89)
Taylor McClung - Eighth place, 1,650 free (18:39.84)
Kalyna Carroll - Ninth place, 100 butterfly (1:02.20); 12th place, 100 free (58.01)
Darla Long - 10th place, 100 backstroke (1:05.03); 11th, 200 backstroke (2:20.83)
Makenna Burr - 13th place, 400 IM (5:21.86); 15th place, 200 butterfly (2:37.75)
Hailey Alvarado - 14th place, 200 backstroke (2:24.00)
Julie Kennedy - 14th place, 200 butterfly (2:37.38)
200 medley relay (Gobora, Keady, Carroll, D. McClung) - Third place, 1:51.87
400 free relay (Gobora, Holodnik, Keady, D. McCluing) - T-third place (3:41.37)
400 free relay (A. Muerer, Carroll, T. McClung, McCormick)- 10th place, 3:48.42
Up Next: At SUNY Potsdam, Saturday, January 19, 1 p.m.