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SMC Swimming: Belles lose only winter break meet

Pete Reisenauer | Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Saint Mary’s had one meet over winter break – a dual meet against unbeaten Hope – and fell to the Flying Dutch

In the Jan. 11 meet. Hope was able to win 10 of the 16 events and moved its record to a perfect 5-0 overall and 4-0 in dual meets. Meanwhile, the Belles dropped to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in dual meets on the year.

The meet started out close, but Hope was able to win seven consecutive events to seal the victory. Although it is the first season of diving for Saint Mary’s after a two-year hiatus, Leah Bocinsky was able to win the three-meter diving competition, finishing as one of the strongest competitors in the meet.

Senior captain Kelly Tighe won the individual 200-yard race with a time of 2:29 to win that event for the Belles. Another strong finisher was fellow captain Melissa Gerbeth, who won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:26.

Saint Mary’s travels to Olivet on Friday.