- Event: Holy Cross Pentathlon
- Location: Worcester, Mass.
- The Lead: Junior Abbey Holmes (Laurel, Md./Archbishop Spalding) led the Hounds with a third place overall finish at the Holy Cross Pentathlon on Friday in their 2018-19 season opener as they took eight of the top 16 spots overall in the event. .
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Holmes had a total time of 5:14.81 as she took third overall along by placing eleventh in the 100 backstroke (1:03.87), second in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.96), 10th in the 100 butterfly (1:04.15), second in the 100 freestyle (55.67), first in the 100 IM (1:01.66) and was a part of the second place finish 200 medley relay team where she finished the freestyle portion in 24.91.
- Senior Morgan Nicholls (London, South Africa/Clarendon) took eighth overall with a total time of (5:23.71) and placed eighth in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.85), seventh in the 100 freestyle (56.70), eighth in the 100 IM (1:04.96) and swam breaststroke portion of the 200 medley relay team that placed third in 33.47.
- Anne Guadalupi (Augusta, Maine/Cony) placed ninth overall (5:24.59) highlighted by a second place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:00.93), while Grace Gustinis (Monroe, Conn./Masuk) took eleventh (5:29.58) with a her best place being ninth in the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:03.82 and Isabelle Roberts (Nantucket, Mass./Nantucket) took twelfth (5:24.59) with a fifth place finish in the 100 breaststroke at a time of 1:12.15.
- Natalia Kaczor (Chicopee, Mass./Chicopee) (14) and Aubrey Forman (Saunderstown, R.I./North Kingstown) (15) round out the top fifteen for the day with Kaczor placing seventh in the 100 butterfly (1:03.4) and Forman placing fourteenth in the 100 backstroke (1:03.87).
- The Hounds are back in the pool Friday, October 5 at Boston College for the Catholic College Invitational at 2:30 p.m. into Saturday, October 6.