College Swimming News – Guilford Concludes Competition at Yellow Jacket Invitational

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – Guilford College freshman Carolyn O’Halloran (Summerfield, N.C./Bishop McGuinness) set the school’s 100-yard freestyle record to highlight the Quakers’ women’s swimming performance at the Yellow Jacket Invitational Saturday. The Quakers did not score in the 14-team meet, which was won by Washington and Lee University.

O’Halloran, who posted the school’s fourth-best 50 freestyle time Friday, placed 27th among 79 swimmers in the 100 freestyle with a record time of 57.48 seconds. She broke the former standard of 57.79 seconds set by Lauren Truelove at the 2006 Old Dominion Athletic Conference/Atlantic States Championships. Teammate Ali Augustine placed 64th in the same event Saturday with a time of 1:08.65.

Guilford junior Isabel Gutierrez turned in two top-20 efforts in the two breaststroke events. She placed 18th of 31 contestants in the 100 breaststroke in 1:18.45. Her time of 2:48.33 was 20th among 28 swimmers in the 200.

O’Halloran and Gutierrez both contributed to the Quakers’ two relays Saturday. Guilford’s 200 medley relay, which also included Kate Nunke and Jennifer Urdaneta, placed 23rd among 24 teams with a time of 2:27.87. Nunke and Augustine joined O’Halloran and Gutierrez for the Quakers’ 400 freestyle relay entry where Guilford finished 21st of 23 teams in 4:24.43.

Coach Ashley Cox’s Quakers are off until a January 13 double-dual meet at Ferrum College with LaGrange College.