Mids Close Regular Season with Dominant Win Over Spiders

Mids Close Regular Season with Dominant Win Over Spiders

Story Links ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Navy swim and dive team (9-3) recorded wins in 12 of 15 events to defeat Richmond (2-7), 152-113, Friday afternoon at Lejeune Hall in Annapolis. The meet was the final competition of the regular season for the Mids.

“It was great to send our seniors home with a home win,” said Navy head coach John Morrison. “I was very happy with the team’s performance today. It was great to see them step up and play against a strong Richmond team.”

Jennifer Luong (Sun., South Riding, Va.) won two events for Navy during the meet. She posted a time of 57.32 to win back the 100 by four hundredths and clocked a 57.73 to win the 100 individual medley by 13 hundredths.

Maddie Koutavas (Fri., St. John’s, Fla.) and team captain Reagan Johnson (Sun., Charlotte, NC) shared the win for the mids in the 100 breaststroke as they both posted a time of 1:03.89. Koutavas would win the 150 chest straight away with her 1:40.57 performance. She won the last race by a margin of 1.28 seconds.

Six other Mids won individual events. The first to do so was Cameron Horner (Jr., Hebron, Md.), whose time of 3:56.04 gave her the 400 Free victory by almost four seconds.

Catherine Weaverling (Sun, Glen Mills, Pa.) took the gold medal in the 150 fly with a time of 1:29.58. She won the race by 2.75 seconds.

Lauren Walsh (Fr., Shelton, Connecticut) added another win with her time of 52.28 in the 100 free. That gave her the win by almost six tenths of a second.

Gabi Baldwin (Jr., Lake Elms, Minn.) was the next mid to win a race when her time of 1:30.98 cleared the 150 by almost ¾ of a second.

Hannah Pratt (Jr., Fishers, Ind.) took the 150 Free with a time of 1:21.75. She recorded a lead of nine tenths of a second.

Caroline Irwin (Sun., Buford, Georgia) won the last singles swim of the doubles when her time of 57.38 won the 100th jump by more than six tenths of a second.

Darby Ratcliffe (Jr., Heath, Texas) scored 272.40 points and won the three-meter event by almost 30 points.

Navys Megan Murphy (So., West Palm Beach, Fla.), Riley Gavigan (Jr., East Setauket, NY), Irwin and Maya Novack (Jr., Cedarburg, Wis.) combined for six-tenths of a second win in the season over 200 lies with her collective performance of 1:43.92.

“It’s been great to see our freshmen and sophomores continue to grow,” said Morrison.

The Navy is now fully focused on the Patriot League Championship February 15-18.

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