Senior Megan Murphy opened day one with an NCAA provisional cut as the University of Mary Washington women's swimming team started with a strong start on day one of the Gettysburg College Invitational on Friday night.
Murphy gained her cut with a first place finish in the 200 yard butterfly, with a time of 2:05.22. The 200 medley relay of Carley Vaughn, Mary Zagrobelny, Murphy, and Grace Gartmen opened the meet with a first place finish at 1:47.82. Sophomore Julia Geskey followed with a first in the 200 backstroke at 2:08.13, followed in second by senior Maddy Rymer at 2:08.24. Kait Luncher took second in the 100 freestyle at 54.55, and Zagrobelny followed with a first in the 200 breaststroke at 2:27.98, with McKinzie Turner finishing second at 2:29.61.
Vaughn took second to Murphy in the 200 fly at 2:07.13, and freshman Claudia Keller took first in the 1650 free at 17:39.41. The women's 400 free relay closed the day with a first place finish with a winning time of 3:35.18.
The meet will conclude on Saturday.