Women’s swimming and diving concluded their dual meet schedule on Saturday, Feb. 2 against Ramapo College. Drew won 10 of 11 events to rack up a score of 120-85. The win against the Roadrunners left the Rangers with a 4-4 dual meets record.
Megan Cashin (‘19) was honored for her contributions to the program as the lone Senior during the Senior Day ceremony. Katie Jefferson (‘20) her teammate for three years, spoke highly of Cashin's dedication to the program, saying “Megan will be missed, she was a valuable member of the team.”
The team has consistently been lead all season by Mal Vishwanath (‘20), this meet was no exception. Vishwanath contributed four wins. She won the 1,000-freestyle in 11:00.40 and the 500-freestyle in 5:19.59. Her last event of the day was the 100-breaststroke, she touched first in 1:13.35.
Vishwanath's fourth victory came in the opening event of the day in the 200-medley relay in which she swam the breaststroke leg. Stephanie Cushman (‘20) swam the backstroke leg, Cora Striet (‘22) swam the butterfly leg and Mackenzie Garcia Hynds (‘22) anchored the squad completing the freestyle leg.
Garcia Hynds tallied two victories. Her first coming in the 50-freestyle when she finished at 25.43. She also won the 100-freestyle clocking in at 55.94.
Cushman earned first in the 200-IM beating her opponents with a time of 2:22.19. Her second individual victory of the day came in the 100-backstroke swimming a time of 1:01.40. On Feb. 4 for her efforts, Cushman was honored as Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week.
Abby Shapiro (‘22) added a victory in the 200-freestyle with a time of 2:04.49.
The Rangers capped a successful day with a victory in the final event of the day. Eve Morel (‘21), Jefferson, Shapiro and Striet clocked a time of 1:48.13 to capture the final points of the dual meet in the 200-freestyle relay.
Drew swimming and diving will return the weekend of Feb. 15-17. They will travel to Germantown Indoor Swim Center in Boyds, MD to compete in the Landmark Conference Championships.