ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The Stanford synchronized swimming team opened the 2014 season with a strong showing in the A element competition, Friday, at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. Overall, the Cardinal posted an average score of 75.950.
"The girls each had solid performances this evening in the element competition," said second year head coach Sara Lowe. "Our focusin the fall was on strengthening basic skills and working on new elements."
Stanford captured four of the top five spots in the A elements competition against Lindenwood. Freshman Isabella Park was the highest Cardinal finisher with an 80.125, which was good for second overall. She was followed by freshman teammate Marisa Tashima (77.667), junior Megan Hansley (77.516) and sophomore Evelyna Wang (76.437).
"I was pleased to see the Stanford athletes place so strongly against the Lady Lions of Lindenwood," added Lowe.
The Lions’ Mary Killman was the overall winner with a score of 81.807. Stanford and Lindenwood continue its competition on Saturday, Jan. 25 in St. Charles, Mo.
A Elements Top-10
1. Mary Killman (Lind) 81.807
2. Isabella Park (Stan) 80.125
3. Marisa Tashima (Stan) 77.667
4. Megan Hansley (Stan) 77.516
5. Evelyna Wang (Stan) 76.437
6. Reem Abdalazem (Lind) 75.343
7. Laia Pons (Lind) 75.151
8. Leigh Haldeman (Stan) 74.890
9. McKinzie Chelberg (Lind) 73.984
10. Anouk Eman (Lind) 72.807