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Lady Flames Clock Season-Bests at Davidson

January 22, 2011
|  Davidson, N.C.
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Sarah McCorkle swam career-best times in the 50 free and 200 free, as Liberty picked up two team wins at the Davidson Duals on Saturday.

Complete Meet Results (Individual)

Four Lady Flames clocked career-best times Saturday, as the Lady Flames picked up two wins at the Davidson Duals in Davidson, N.C.

The Lady Flames defeated North Carolina A&T and Howard, and fell to Radford, Georgia Southern, Campbell and host Davidson.

Ginny Mitchell, Sarah McCorkle, Bethany Wakeley and Elise Girani each swam the fastest times of their career during the meet, while Sarah Kendrick, Lauren Garside, Brye Ravettine and Rachel Walten swam season-best times.

Mitchell swam in the first individual event of the day, the 1000 freestyle, finishing 11th overall with her career-fastest time of 2:18.51. In the 200 freestyle, four Lady Flames finished in the top eight: Wakeley (2nd, 1:57.40), Ravettine (3rd, 1:57.43), Lindsey Romkes (6th, 2:00.41) and McCorkle (8th, 2:01.16. Both Wakeley and McCorkle swam season- and career-best times in the event. It also marked Ravettine's first appearance in the 200 free this season.

McCorkle continued her big day in the 50 freestyle, finishing third with a season- and career-fastest time of 24.89. Garside clocked her fastest time of the season in the same event (16.49), good for a 14th-place finish.

Ravettine, who has consistently been among Liberty's top performers this season, swam neck-and-neck with CCSA leader Lindsey Martin in the 100 freestyle, finishing second with a season-best 52.41. Martin, a Davidson senior, currently leads the conference in that event with a time of 49.54. Today, she swam 51.68. Martin is also the reigning CCSA Swimmer of the Week.

The Liberty relay team of McCorkle, Dani Fletcher, Ravettine and Wakeley ended the day on a high note, finishing second in the 4X100 freestyle relay, just behind the defending CCSA champion Davidson relay team.

Liberty ends the duals season with a 7-9 overall record. Next up is the 2011 CCSA Conference Championships, scheduled for Feb. 17-19 in Athens, Ga. How they finish in that meet will determine their conference standing.