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R-MC Women's Swimming Sets School Record, Sits Second at ODAC Championships

High fives for relay team

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Randolph-Macon women's swimming team broke a school record in the 200 Free Relay, and senior Kata Kylliainen (Towson, Md./Loch Raven) finished second in the 500 Free and set a program mark for the 100 Back, as the Yellow Jackets held down second place out of 11 teams on Day 1 of the ODAC Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

  • In the initial event of the meet, the quartet of freshman Lauren Simonson (Falls Church, Va./Bishop O'Connell), freshman Maggie Cooke (Newport News, Va./Menchville), senior Haylie Moore (Lexington, N.C./South Davidson) and junior Kacey Pool (Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch) set a program record in the 200 Free Relay in 1:38.27 and took second. The previous record was set in 2012.
  • In the first individual event, Kylliainen finished second in the 500 Free in 5:10.05, a time that was .05 away from the program record she set at the 2018 ODAC Championships.
  • Pool placed fifth in the 500 Free in 5:12.48, a personal-best time. It was also third on the program's Top 10 Times. Senior Lindsei Hamilton (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley) was ninth in 5:14.48, also a personal- best time. It was fourth on the program's Top 10 Times.
  • In the 200 IM, junior Abbey Crank (North Chesterfield, Va./James River) took sixth in a personal-best time of 2:13.43. It was second on the program's Top 10 Times. Junior Laney Sanchez (Midlothian, Va/Clover Hill) finished eighth in 2:14.67.
  • Cooke placed eighth in the 50 Free in 24.56, a personal-best time. It was fourth on the program's Top 10 Times.
  • Kylliainen, sophomore Grace Landolt (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley), sophomore Natalia Perdomo (Fredericksburg, Va./Home School) and Cooke took third in the 400 Medley Relay in 4:04.02. Kylliainen swam the 100 Back in 59.20, a program record.
  • The ODAC Championships continue on Saturday, Feb. 16.

200 Free Relay

2 Lauren Simonson, Maggie Cooke, Haylie Moore, Kacey Pool, 1:38.27*, 34 points

500 Free

2 Kata Kylliainen, 5:10.05, 17 points

5 Kacey Pool, 5:12.48 (PB), 14 points

9 Lindsei Hamilton, 5:14.55 (PB), 9 points

10 Haylie Moore, 5:24.01, 7 points

13 Victoria Lewan, 5:38.90, 4 points

200 IM

6 Abbey Crank, 2:13.43 (PB), 13 points

8 Laney Sanchez, 2:14.67, 11 points

9 Grace Landolt, 2:15.75, 9 points

10 Becca Lazerson, 2:17.75, 7 points

15 Abby Baker, 2:20.61 (PB), 2 points

50 Free

8 Maggie Cooke, 24.56 (PB), 11 points

10 Lauren Simonson, 25.19 (PB), 7 points

12 Brooke Walthall, 25.37 (PB), 5 points

13 Lauren McCoy, 25.67 (PB), 4 points

400 Medley Relay

3 Kata Kylliainen, Grace Landolt, Natalia Perdomo, Maggie Cooke, 4:04.02, 32 points

*School Record

PB - Personal Best Time

Team Scores - Day 1

1 Washington and Lee 293

2 Randolph-Macon 186

3 Roanoke 156

4 Emory & Henry 79

5 Bridgewater 69

6 Randolph 59

7 Hollins 49

8 Ferrum 46

9 Sweet Briar 36

10 Guilford 26

11 Virginia Wesleyan 14