Spartan Women Top Allegheny, 165-126

Ellie Wilson (photo by Nick Minerd)
Ellie Wilson (photo by Nick Minerd)

CLEVELAND – In its first official competition in more than a month, the Case Western Reserve University women's swimming & diving team defeated visiting Allegheny College (Pa.) by a score of 165-126 on Saturday at Veale Natatorium.

The Spartans improve to 3-4, while the Gators dip to 3-6.

Freshmen Ellie Wilson (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seven Hills) and Mary Katherine Miller (Baton Rouge, La./Saint Joseph's Academy) were each individual double-winners.

Wilson took first in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:09.19) and the 200 breaststroke (2:31.24). Miller won the 200 butterfly (2:14.38) and 400 individual medley (4:51.45).

In relay competition, Wilson swam for the first-place 400 medley team (4:05.50) with junior Rebecca Pakradooni (Augusta, Ga./Lakeside) and freshmen Cassandra Laios (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) and Jennifer Eurich (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area). Pakradooni, Wilson and Eurich also teamed with freshman Inez Moore (Lakewood, Colo./D'Evelyn) for a first-place time of 1:42.28 in the 200 free relay.

Overall, Wilson had a hand in four first-place finishes for the day.

The Spartans are back in action next Saturday, January 24 with the final home competition of the season. The team hosts Ohio Northern University for Seniors' Day at 1:00 p.m. Prior to the meet, CWRU will honor 12 swimming & diving senior student-athletes.