Women's swim falls to Anderson in head-to-head matchup

Sydney Ruggles
Photo courtesy of Snapshot Treasures Photography

ANDERSON, Ind. – The Hanover women's swimming team continued its inaugural season Saturday afternoon with a duel meet at Anderson.

In the head-to-head matchup, the Panthers fell to the host-Ravens, 150-99. Highlighting the performance were sophomore Liv Loran (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and freshman Nora Miodrag (Louisville, Ky.).

Loran earned a pair of first place finishes in back-to-back women's events, the 50- and 100-yard freestyles. The sophomore took the short sprint with a time of 26.17 seconds and followed in the 100-yard distance at 58.00. She was also a member of the 200-yard medley and the 200-yard freestyle relay teams that placed second overall with times of 2:01.27 and 1:51.19, respectively.

Miodrag continued the strong start to her collegiate career by picking up three individual wins. The freshman opened the day with a second place performance on the 200 medley relay before earning the three championships. Miodrag opened with a time of 1:13.16 in the 100-yard breaststroke. She then won the 200-yard breaststroke at 2:38.12, and the 200-yard individual medley, clocking in at 2:22.93.

Joining Loran on both of the relay races was sophomore Meagan Miles (Nabb, Ind.). Miles posted a personal best 50 free split in the relay, as well as top three finishes in the 500- and 1000-yard freestyle swims.

Freshman Sydney Ruggles (Westfield, Ind.) added an individual victory in the 100-yard butterfly. Ruggles posted a time of 1:07.13 in her winning race. The freshman placed directly behind Miodrag in the 200-yard individual medley and was also a member of the 200-free relay squad.

With a time of 1:19.30, freshman Hailee Holberton (New Palestine, Ind.) has improved her 100-yard breaststroke by over six seconds over her first three collegiate appearances. Holberton also placed third in the 200-yard breaststroke.

Hanover will return to the pool for the second straight weekend and the final time this month when they travel to Franklin next weekend. The Panthers are set to compete in the four-team meet between Franklin, Thomas More (Ky.) and Transylvania at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17.

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