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Women’s Swimming Sets Personal Best Marks at ODAC Championships

Teliya Stevenson swimming
Teliya Stevenson set two personal best marks at the ODAC Championships.

LYNCHBURG, Va.- While the final results were not what they were hoping for, the Randolph women's swimming team still has plenty to be proud of following the completion of the ODAC Championships on Sunday. In the three-day event, there were several personal best times that were set.

Teliya Stevenson (Hedgesville, W.V./Hedgesville) set two new personal bests. Her time of 38.65 in the 50 freestyle was under six seconds faster than her previous time of 41.32 set a few weeks ago at the RAD pool. Stevenson also slashed nearly 17 seconds off her time in the 100 free with a finish of 1:27.76.

Leah Dorman took off just under two seconds of her time in the 50 free as she touched the wall in 31.33. Golden Dennison's (Creston, N.C.) time of 2:57.73 in the 200 free was less than six seconds better than her original. Georgia Legrand-Carney's (Greensville, S.C.) time of 1:54.03 in the 100 Breast was faster by 26 seconds from the original mark in October. Legrand-Carney also topped her time in the 200 breast of 4:34.03 by posting a 4:07.57 mark.

The relay teams also set new season bests. The team of Dennison, Shelby Lutz (Lynchburg, Va./Brookeville), Legrand-Carney, and Dorman came in 2:14.37 in the 200 free relay which was just over 11 seconds better. The 400 free relay squad of Dennison, LeGrand-Carney, Lutz, and Tabitha Stone (South Riding, Va.) topped the time of 5:37.90 by cutting it to 5:24.15.

While Randolph loses LeGrand-Carney and Stone to graduation, the WildCats' future looks bright with head coach Taylor Steele looking to bolster the ranks with a strong recruiting class for next season.