Seven pool records highlight WKU win at Marshall

Murfreesboro, Tenn., freshman Aubrey Grensing practices her back stroke start at the Preston Center on Tuesday before the WKU swim team meet on Friday against Northwestern.

Jonah Phillips

The WKU women’s swim and dive team competed in its last meet of the regular season this past weekend. Seven pool records were set on the way to tabbing a 180-108 win over Marshall. 

The first record was set in the 200-meter medley relay as sophomore Nadine Laemmler, senior Whitney Spain, senior Susan Marquess and junior Michelle Craddock set the new pool standard at 1:44.86. 

Laemmler and Craddock also took part in the 200-meter freestyle relay with freshman Logan Graumann and sophomore Celia Ouellette, beating out the Thundering Herd in 1:35.93, which was also good enough for a pool record.  

Senior Claire Conlon posted new records in the 100 and 200-meter breaststroke, with times of 1:03.27 and 2:16.85 respectively. 

In the 200-meter backstroke, Laemmler lowered the pool time to 2:00.32, while freshman Hannah Musser tallied a pool record with 55.11 in the 100-meter butterfly. 

Marquess brought back a win in the 200-meter butterfly at 2:01.89.

Along with the above wins, WKU had six other individual wins, totaling 11 in the 14 individual events. 

Senior Ashley Forsyth took the 1000-meter freestyle in 10:15.30. Craddock won the 500-meter freestyle with a time of 4:59.41. 

Musser won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:52.55, while freshman Sydney King and Graumman tied for the win in the 100-meter free, both clocking in at 53.27.

Freshman Haley Black nabbed the win in the 100-meter backstroke at 57.45. 

On the diving side, freshman Savannah Neddo won the one meter with a score of 239.48. 

The WKU divers will be back in action in one week, when they compete on the platform at Tennessee on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. CT.