ST. MARY'S CITY, Md.--The Hood College women's swim team finished in sixth place with 178 points at the 2012 Capital Athletic Conference championship hosted by St. Mary's College (Md.).
Hayley Rogers qualified seventh in 100 free with a time of 55.19, just 0.04 off record. In the championship final, she once again placed seventh in 55.32. But as the leadoff leg of the final race of the championship, the 400 free relay, she finally managed to break one of the oldest records on the books with a time of 54.91, besting Kathleen King's time of 55.15 from the 1985.
Theresa Schwarzwalder claimed the last spot in the consolation final of the 200 back in 2:24.00, and placed 15th overall in the evening swim with a time of 2:23.05.
Arielle Harding qualified seventh in the 200 breast, bettering her own school record in 2:31.72. She finished seventh in the championship heat in 2:32.96. Andrea Haines was 20th in the 200 breast in 2:52.19, a season best by more than nine seconds.
Three Blazers swam season bests in the 100 free - Tairen Lamkin (25th, 1:01.70), Aleece Groom (28th, 1:04.11) and Emily Schrodel (29th, 1:04.66). Catherine Brown also competed in the 100 free prelims and placed 31st in 1:16.11.
In other preliminary action, Daniela Mittelkamp came in 19th in the 200 fly (2:52.74) and Lindsay Cronin finished 14th in the 1650 free (19:29.99).
Rogers, Schwarzwalder, Cronin and Harding narrowly missed claiming the 400 free relay record in the final race of the meet; they finished sixth in 3:53.84, 0.72 seconds off record pace.