Women's Swimming Finishes 5th in First ODAC Championship
The Pride finished their inaugural season as an ODAC member in good fashion, finishing 5th out of nine teams at the annual ODAC Championships. Greensboro completed the three-day event with 222 points. Two of the teams they defeated included: fellow-newcomer Notre Dame of Maryland and cross-town rival, Guilford. ODAC powerhouse Washington and Lee took home the gold, finishing 250 points ahead of second place Randolph-Macon.
Emma Phillips highlighted the final day for Greensboro, finishing first in the 200 Yard Breaststroke in a time of 2:25.39. The victory is the the third of the meet for Phillips, who also won the 400 IM and broke the conference record in the 200 IM on previous days.
Dani Horne also continued to rack up points for The Pride, adding an eighth place in the 100 Yard Freestyle to several other strong finishes. Lauren Fisher and Taylor White also reached the finals on the day three, with Fisher joining Phillips in the 200 Breaststroke and White swimming the 200 Butterfly.
The 400 Freestyle Relay team of Fisher, White, Phillips, and Horne joined the 200 and 400 Medley teams in exceeding expectations for The Pride, finishing with a time of 4:04.20. The finish was 26 second faster than their qualifying time and was good enough for a fifth place finish.
Scot Budde's team will look to improve on a good first season in the ODAC next year as he loses only one swimmer from this year's roster and will have ample leadership returning in his four juniors. The Pride's loss will be a tough one though, as Emma Phillips, now an ODAC- record holder, has swam in her last meet wearing green and white.