James Madison Four-Peats, Secures 11th Total CAA Women’s Title


  • POSTPONED TO: Monday, March 29 – Friday, April 2, 2021
    • Diving Friday, March 26 – Saturday, March 27, 2021
  • Swimming: Christiansburg Aquatic Center, Christiansburg, VA (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Diving: Rawstrom Natatorium, – Newark, DE (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: William & Mary men (6x) & James Madison women (3x) (results)
  • Live results (also on Meet Mobile – ‘2021 Colonial Conference Championships’)
  • Day one results
  • Day two results
  • Day three results (TBD)
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

The James Madison women successfully defended their CAA title, extending their win streak to four with a big final day in Christiansburg.

JMU kicked things off by going 1-2 in the mile, with 2020 champion Julianna Jones defending her title with a 16:39.17. Despite touching well off of a best, Jones was almost a pool length ahead of the field, with her teammate Bailey Butler touching second (like she did in 2020) at 16:50.47.

William & Mary’s Anna Kenna and JMU’s Madison Cottrell went head-to-head in the 200 back after Kenna won the 100 back and Cottrell the 100 fly last night. Cottrell threw down a 1:57.10 ahead of Kenna’s 1:57.51, both women going more than two seconds faster than their pre-meet PRs.

JMU freshman Lauren Aylmer touched third at 1:59.25, and another freshman, Cameron Gring, was fourth in 2:00.72– more big points for the Dukes.

Evan Arsenault of UNC-Wilmington snagged the 100 free crown, adding to her 50 free win from Monday with a 49.57 tonight in the 100. She won by almost a full second in a dominant sprint performance.

W&M earned one win tonight, with Annie Tuttle completing the breaststroke sweep with a 2:14.25 in the 200 breast, the only finisher under 2:16.

In the 200 fly, Mira Selling of Delaware followed her 200 free victory with another title, going 1:59.61 to just miss a best.

Capping off the night, swimming in different heats, JMU and W&M’s relays came down to a very close finish. The Dukes out-touched the Tribe, 3:21.72 to 3:21.95. JMU got three 50s to lead off with a 49.70 anchor leg from Jordyn Schnell, and they’re now the first post-NCAAs Division I conference champions in a season like no other. W&M also had three 50s, along with a 49.98 third leg from Kenna, but it wasn’t quite enough to secure the win.

Delaware took third in the 400 free relay, getting a 49.78 anchor from Selling, though Towson was able to get by for third in the team race.


  1. James Madison 829
  2. William & Mary 663
  3. Towson 605
  4. Delaware 578
  5. UNC-Wilmington 359
  6. Drexel 158

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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