Winter Sports Keep on Swimming


‘Tis the season for exciting sports news!

In their latest swim meet, the Randolph-Macon Yellowjacket Invitational, St. Mary’s Men’s swim team placed fifth out of eleven teams competing. St. Mary’s Women’s swim team came in fourth in their respective set of events, but a new school record was set by Junior Elaina Kohles, who placed first and had the impressive time of 4:43.03 in one of her events, the 400 individual medley, following up on a decisive win in the 500 freestyle.

Meanwhile, on the basketball court, women’s basketball scored their first win of the season over Penn State Harrisburg, winning by a single point in a game that almost certainly came down to the wire. Senior forward Sophie Pruden scored this game-winning shot, propelling the St. Mary’s team onwards.

The men’s basketball team also managed to defeat Penn State Harrisburg, which after all is a “league newcomer”, beating them by seven points in a 67-60 match, improving their record to 6-1, and perhaps hinting at another successful playoff run in the future.