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SARATOGA SPRINGS- The Skidmore College women's swimming & diving team hosted its annual Spring Invite on Saturday afternoon at the Williamson Sports Center. The Thoroughbreds placed third out of six teams with a team score of 160.
Leading Skidmore's effort was Catherine King '15, who won four events. She placed first in the 50 free ( 25.41) 50, Fly(28.42), 200 Free (2:03.35) and along with teammates Carrie Koch '13, Elaine Burns '12 and Katherine Kelloway '14, won the 200 Free relay (1:45.07). King, for her outstanding accomplishments, was honored the Liberty League Rookie of the Week in women's swimming & diving.
Koch also notably contributed to Skidmore's record with a win in the 100 Free (57.68), a second place finish in the 500 Free (5:30.56) and third place finish in the 100 Fly (1.05.80). Kelloway worked tirelessly to earn a first place finish in the 100 Back (1.04.01), second in the 400 IM (4:52:48) and third in the 100 (1:05.45).
To wrap up Skidmore's winning times for the Invite, Sarah Shaw '14 took third in the 400 IM (5:08.19) and Lauren Schilling '14 secured third in the 50 Back (31.66).
The Thoroughbreds take an extended break to rigorously train for their return on Feb. 22 at the Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association (UNYSCSA) Championship in Rochester.