Guilford Claims First Women's Swimming Win Since 2012

Kate Nunke '19 (John Bell photo, Touch A Life Photography)
Kate Nunke '19 (John Bell photo, Touch A Life Photography)

ROANOKE, Va.—Guilford College's women's swimming team split a pair of meets over the weekend in double-dual competition at Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) rival Hollins University. The Quakers defeated Greensboro College, 76-54, which marks the program's first victory since January 22, 2012, and breaks a 41-match winless streak. The win also marks head coach Ashley Cox's first career victory at the helm of the Quakers' swim team since taking over the program in September 2016.

Hollins posted a 108-52 victory over Guilford and downed Greensboro, 96-54. The hosts won five of the meet's 11 events.

The Quakers were led by freshman Carolyn O'Halloran and junior Isabel Gutierrez, who both earned victories during the meet. O'Halloran won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 27.19 seconds, and placed third with a 2:43.71 finish in the 100 butterfly. Gutierrez won the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:18.43. Her 1:18.76 placed third in the 200 individual medley.

O'Halloran and Gutierrez were joined by Ali Augustine and Kate Nunke on Guilford's 200 medley relay, which placed second in 2:10.44. Augustine added an individual second-place finish in the 100 freestyle (1:08.47) and was fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:18.76). Nunke had two top-three finishes, including a second-place effort in the 200 freestyle (2:29.39) and third in the 100 backstroke (1:17.31). Senior Jennifer Urdaneta contributed three top-five finishes.

The Quakers (1-1, 1-1 ODAC) return to action November 5 against Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) rival Bridgewater College.