Women's Swimming Finishes Seventh at Landmark Championships

Photo Courtesy of David Sinclair
Photo Courtesy of David Sinclair

GERMANTOWN, Md.- The Juniata women's swim team wrapped up the three-day Landmark Conference Swimming & Diving Championship meet held at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center, Sunday. The Eagles improved upon their eighth place finish from last season by finishing seventh overall totaling 181 points. 

In tonight's finals, Tabi Dettelback (Martinsville, N.J. / Bridgewater Raritan) took 12th in the 200 backstroke coming in with a time of 2:16.40. Cassie Sanidad (Silver Spring, Md. / Springbrook) placed eighth with a time of 2:37.24 in the 200 breaststroke. In the 200 butterfly, Alex Fontes (Plymouth, Mass. / Sturgis) claimed sixth touching the wall at 2:17.59. In the final event of the weekend, the team of Gianna Canale (Egg Harbor City, N.J. / Cedar Creek High School), Sanidad, Dettelback, and Kendra White (Jersey Shore, Pa. / Jersey Shore Area Senior H.S.) placed eighth in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:58.59. 

In the 1650 freestyle, White placed 10th touching the wall at 18:57.16. Canale placed 23rd in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 21:11.23. 

In this morning's prelims, Meghan Brubaker (Lancaster, Pa. / Lampeter-Strasburg) placed 23rd (1:00.01) while Maiya Mastovich (Johnstown, Pa. / Westmont Hilltop) placed 30th (1:04.80) in the 100 freestyle. 

"The team had a great showing this weekend. We had some massive time drops, the women improved upson their finish from last year, and the men scored their first ever points in the Landmark Conference. For a team that is mostly underclassmen, they performed well under pressure for a big meet. I'm happy with the team and am looking forward to next season already!," said head coach Nathan Smith