James Madison University opened their 2013-2104 season with a victory against Radford University at Radford in Richard Long‘s debut as James Madison’s head coach.
The meet started with diving, where they competed in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events. James Madison’s Taryn McLaughlin had NCAA diving qualifying scores on both the 1-meter and 3-meter, and Carly Alexander also earned an NCAA diving qualifying score with her second place finish on the 1-meter board.
Once the diving finished, and the swimming began, and James Madison followed the tone set by their divers, winning 10 of 11 swimming events.
James Madison’s Aimee Hooper won the 200 IM and 1000 freestyle as the only double event winner of the meet. She finished with times of 2:13.64 and 10:23.42, respectively.
Sarah Fredericksen was the lone event winner for Radford. She touched the wall in 58.91 to win the 100 butterfly.
Both James Madison and Radford will be back in action next weekend at the Virginia Tech Swimming Challenge joining teams from Liberty, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina.