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Lady Flames Sweep Davidson Duals

January 28, 2012  Davidson, N.C.  RSS
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Sophomore Bethany Wakeley won the 100 and 200 fly on Saturday at the Davidson Duals.

Sophomore Bethany Wakeley won the 100 and 200 fly on Saturday at the Davidson Duals.

Liberty used a 1-2 finish in the meet-ending 400 free relay to edge Georgia Southern, 148-146, earning the Lady Flames a 6-0 record at the Davidson Duals, held Saturday at Davidson's Cannon Natatorium.

Liberty closed out its regular season by defeating six CCSA opponents on Saturday, to advance its record to 12-2 in dual meets. The Lady Flames defeated host and defending CCSA runner-up Davidson, 160.5-133.5. The host Wildcats finished in second at the meet, with a 5-1 mark.

The Lady Flames won 10 out of 14 events contested at the meet, including both relays. 

Freshman Emily Duff set a pair of program records, winning one event in the process. Duff swam a Liberty-record 10:36.29 in the 1000 free, finishing third, just 0.90 seconds out of first. She won the 200 back with a program- and lifetime-best 2:06.86. Duff also earned victory in the 200 IM, clocking a 2:10.16.

Liberty trailed Georgia Southern by 11 points going into the final event, and the Lady Flames went 1-2 in the 400 free relay to defeat the Eagles. Liberty's relays swam 3:35.89 and 3:36.00.

The Lady Flames opened the meet by winning the 200 medley relay in 1:49.87.

Bethany Wakeley claimed first place in both the 100 and 200 fly. She swam 58.40 to win the 100 fly and posted a 2:09.67 in a 200 fly victory.

Brye Ravettine won a pair of individual events, the 50 and 100 free. Ravettine raced 23.69 in the 50 free and 53.09 in the 100 free.

Margaret Riel edged Devan White of Georgia Southern, 1:57.17 to 1:57.22, to place first in the 200 free. Marley Cripe followed with a 100-back victory in 1:00.26.

Cori Gary placed second in the 100 free in 53.80. Erin Curry posted third place finishes in the 200 back (2:08.81) and 200 IM (2:11.66). Cripe finished third in the 100 fly (59.75) and 50 free (24.52). Chloe Thomas came through with a third-place showing in the 100 back (1:01.04).

The Lady Flames have concluded their 2011-12 regular-season schedule. Liberty will compete in the 2012 CCSA Swimming & Diving Championships, held Feb. 16-18 at the Gabrielsen Natatorium on the campus of the University of Georgia.