Anchorwomen make a splash
Taylor Green, Anchor Staff
Photo by Taylor Green
The Rhode Island College Women’s Swim Team competed in the Blue Jay Invitation this past Friday, hosted by the University of Saint Joseph. Unscored, this meet ran in Pentathlon format, which means that each swimmer competed in five events: a 100 yard backstroke, 100 yard breaststroke, 100 yard butterfly, 100 yard freestyle, and a 100 yard Individual Medley (IM). Their times are then taken from each and added together and the individual swimmers are then ranked against one another. Six schools were in attendance at this invitational, with a total of 63 women swimming, most in every event.
The Anchorwomen saw multiple successful individual performances on the day. Freshman Hillevi Esquilin, automatically qualified for the New England Regional Championship in three seperate events, adding to her two qualifying times, from last week’s invitational. While placing fourth overall in the meet, Freshman Abby Dion, placed ninth overall, just under a qualifying time in the 100 fly. Freshman Reegan Camire, held her own in her events, placing in the top half of each event, closely followed in each by Freshman Jasmine Cooper, also top half.
“Coach has been preparing us for this in practice all week,” Camire explained.
“He’s been running sets and drills that work each of the strokes.”
Though not added into the girls’ scores, the teams still competed in the 200 yard freestyle relay, 200 yard medley relay, and the 400 yard freestyle relay. The Anchor Women scored third in the 200 freestyle relay, fourth in the 400, and sixth overall in the 200 medley.
The Anchorwomen set sail to UMass Dartmouth Saturday, November 2nd at 11:00 am for another invitational. Then, Saturday, November 9th, the Anchorwomen swim their first dual meet against Eastern Connecticut State University in their home pool at Bryant University at 1:00 pm.