February 19, 2010

Holy Cross Races In Second Day Of Patriot League Championship

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The 200 medley relay set a new school record to lead the Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team in the second day of competition at the Patriot League Swimming and Diving Championship in Annapolis, Md. After 26 events, the Crusaders have fallen into eighth place with 116 points, while Navy continues to lead the competition with 592.

The Crusaders kicked off the finals with a seventh place finish in the 200 medley relay, finishing with a new school record time of 1:49.79. Freshman Kristen Desrosiers (Gorham, Maine), senior Maggie Gousman (Fanwood, N.J.), junior Gael Carter (Tampa, Fla.) and senior Alisha Carrazza (Boonton Township, N.J.) teamed up to take down the old record time of 1:49.96 set at the 1999 Patriot League Championship.

In the individual events, Gousman finished 14th in the 100 breast with a time of 1:07.40 and in the 100 back, Carter placed 17th with a time of 1:00.13.

Holy Cross wrapped up day two with a seventh place finish in the 800 free relay with a time of 7:55.27, narrowly missing the school record time of 7:54.49 set in 1992. Sophomore Maggie Beaudouin (Madison, N.J.), sophomore Annie O'Shea (Washington, D.C.), freshman Laura Webber (Hampden, Mass.) and Desrosiers swam for the Crusaders.

Holy Cross will conclude action at the Patriot League Championship tomorrow starting at 10:30 a.m.