NEWARK, Del. – The Blue Hens picked up their first win of the season Saturday with a 185-70 win against Washington College at Rawstrom Natatorium.
 
Delaware collected top place finishes in all 12 events while juniors Gabby Acker and Melissa Manuelli led the Hens with two wins apiece.
 
Acker collected nine points in the 1000-yard freestyle with a first place time of 10:45.64 while also taking the top spot in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:31.50.
 
Manuelli tallied a time of 25.28 in the 50-yard freestyle in addition to posting a 54.37 in the 100-yard freestyle.
 
Manuelli was also a member of the Blue Hens ‘A’ squad that took first with a time of 1:49.72 in the 200-yard medley relay. Other members of the relay included classmates Samantha Marino and Mina Feyrer and freshman Audrey Duvall.
 
POST-MEET QUOTES
Head Coach John Hayman
“It was good to get a couple of wins under our belt.  We were able to move some swimmers around to get some exposure in different events.  We continue to improve with each meet and we even had a few lifetime best swims today.  We are off next Saturday, so our focus is now on the Pod meet the first weekend in November at UNCW.”

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