RICHMOND, Va. – Guilford College’s women’s swimming team placed eighth among nine teams at the 2012 Randolph-Macon Yellow Jacket Invitational this weekend at the Poseidon Swim Club. The Quakers scored 73 points at the two-day competition, which was won handily by Washington and Lee University.
Guilford junior Kendra Medina turned in two of the Quakers’ top performances in the meet. She placed 19th in Sunday’s 200-yard backstroke with a time of two minutes, 36.01 seconds, which is a personal best and the second-fastest in school history. Medina was 26th in the 500 freestyle in a time of 6:16.58, another career low that ranks fourth all-time at Guilford. She also anchored the Quakers’ 200 freestyle relay, which took 13th in a season-low time of 2:05.91.
Freshman Sydney Hawkins had the Quakers’ best times in the sprint freestyle races with personal-best times in both the 50 and 100 freestyle. She placed 37th in the 50 free in 30.22 seconds and 38th in the 100 with a time of 1:10.12.
Medina and Hawkins bookended Guilford’s 400 medley relay team that came home in 12th place with a time of 5:07.55. Morgan McKinnon and Julia Sheehan also swam on the unit that turned in a time over a second faster than last year’s best clocking in the event.
Coach Emily Wilson’s Quakers are back in the pool Friday night at Greensboro College for a 6:00 p.m. meet.