LEXINGTON, Va. - School records in the 50 free and 200 medley relay helped propel the VMI Keydet women's swimming and diving team to a 1-0-1 record in its season-opening tri-meet, contested Saturday at Clark King Pool in Lexington. The Keydets defeated Howard, 117-88, and tied North Carolina A&T, 105-105, coming within a point of sweeping a tri-meet for the first time in program history. It was also the first time VMI had won a dual at its season opener.
Justina Dunne, Katheryne Austin, Gabby Galvez and Elizabeth Johnston teamed to set a new varsity record in the 200 medley relay, winning the event with a time of 1:57.62. That was one of two records Johnston was involved in, as she also set the 50 free record during her second-place swim, timing in at 25.80 seconds.
The medley swim was one of three victories for Dunne, competing in her final season of eligibility. She also won the 200 IM with a time of 2:22.58 and captured the 100 back in 1:01.82.
Heather Magill was also a double winner Saturday, prevailing in both the 1 and 3-meter diving events. Magill, competing unopposed, scored 222.95 on the 1-meter discipline and 243.65 on the 3-meter board.
VMI women's swimming and diving returns to action next Saturday, October 26, taking on Radford at Clark King Pool. Action gets underway at 1 p.m.