Delaware Swimming & Diving Teams Set Three Pool Records; Sweep Drexel, Northeastern in CAA Meet
January 12, 2013
File Photo Courtesy of UD Photo Services
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Delaware men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams posted three pool records in the men’s 200 backstroke, women’s 200 medley relay, and women's 50 freestyle to highlight Saturday’s Colonial Athletic Association tri-meet sweep over host Drexel and Northeastern at the Drexel Pool.
The Blue Hen men improved to 4-3 overall (1-3 CAA) after the 179-121 win over host Drexel.
The Delaware women improved to 7-2 (4-2 CAA) after defeating Drexel, 210-90 and Northeastern 155-145.
“These were good wins today against Drexel and Northeastern,” Delaware head coach John Hayman said. “The hard work that these kids have put in is paying off. We are now seeing those results by setting three pool records in the day in the women’s 200 medley relay, 50 freestyle and men’s 200 backstroke.”
UD’s women’s 200 medley relay team of Courtney Raw, Emily Pate, Kaitlin Wolla and Morgan Whyte registered a time of 1:47.81 for the first pool record of the day, breaking a mark that had stood since 2008. Whyte added to the record book in the 50 freestyle after she tallied a win with a time of 23.94 seconds, surpassing a mark set in 1993.
Ryan Roberts (at right) added a pool record for the men’s squad in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:49.94. He broke a record that was established during the 1994 season.
Delaware’s men’s team produced 10 first place, seven second place, and eight third place finishes in their victory over the Dragons.
Earning wins for the Blue Hens were Garrett Sharesky in the 1,000 freestyle (9:52.71), Roberts in the 200 freestyle (1:41.49), 200 backstroke (1:49.94), and 500 freestyle (4:46.97), Andrew Speese in the 200 butterfly (1:53.21), Paul Gallagher in the 50 freestyle (21.54) and 100 freestyle (47.27), Cole Clark in the 100 butterfly (50.94), Alex Tooley in the 200 individual medley (1:57.08) and the 400 freestyle relay of Sihan Liu, Kyle McLaughlin, Roberts, and Gallagher (3:08.81).
The Blue Hen women tallied four first place, two second place, and nine third place finishes in the victories over Drexel and Northeastern.
Producing first place wins for UD were the 200 medley relay team of Raw, Pate, Wolla and Whyte (1:47.81), Shea Solt in the 1,000 freestyle (10:23.85), Whyte in the 50 freestyle (23.94), Dominque Montoya in the 100 freestyle (52.73), and the 400 freestyle relay team of Montoya, Lesley Payonk, Lauren Askin, and Maggie Tracy (3:33.49).
Delaware’s divers tallied one first place and three second place finishes in the meet as well. Kristina Congdon won the 3-meter competition with a score of 252.35 and placed second in the one-meter (234.35) while Caitlin Stockwell added a second place finish in the 3-meter competition with a score of 240.55.
Leading the UD men was Brian Coonce, who earned second place showings in the 1-meter (257.35) and 3-meter (270.35) events.
Both Delaware teams return to the friendly confines of Harry Rawstrom Pool at the Carpenter Sports Building the final home weekend of competition next weekend.
The busy weekend begins on Friday, Jan. 18 as the Blue Hens host Army and the following day entertain conference rival Towson on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m.
Delaware def. Drexel, 179-121
Top Delaware Men’s Finishers:
1st Place - Garrett Sharesky, 1,000 freestyle (9:52.71); Ryan Roberts, 200 freestyle (1:41.49), 200 backstroke (1:49.94), 500 freestyle (4:46.97); Andrew Speese, 200 butterfly (1:53.21); Paul Gallagher, 50 freestyle (21.54), 100 freestyle (47.27); Cole Clark, 100 butterfly (50.94); Alex Tooley, 200 individual medley (1:57.08); 400 Freestyle Relay (Sihan Liu, Kyle McLaughlin, Ryan Roberts, Paul Gallagher), 3:08.81.
2nd Place - 200 Medley Relay (Tim Ware, Tyler Szarko, Cole Clark, Paul Gallagher), 1:34.62; Tim West, 1,000 freestyle (9:59.37), 200 individual medley (1:57.75); Matthew McCarthy, 100 backstroke (52.00), 200 backstroke (1:51.48); Matthew Marquez, 200 butterfly (1:53.46); Clayton Clemens, 200 breaststroke (2:11.94); Ryan Cutler, 500 freestyle (4:47.95); Brian Coonce, 1m Diving (257.35 points); 3m Diving (270.35).
3rd Place - Matthew Marquez, 1,000 freestyle (10:04.53); Sihan Liu, 100 freestyle (48.01), 200 freestyle (1:44.63), Tim Ware, 100 backstroke (52.19), 200 backstroke (1:55.12); Zachary Lowe, 200 butterfly (1:53.90); Garrett Sharesky, 500 freestyle (4:48.54); Matthew McCarthy, 200 individual medley (1:58.07); 400 freestyle relay (Bryan Brown, Michael Moore, Cole Clark, Matthew Marquez), 3:10.30.
4th Place - Michael Moore, 200 freestyle (1:45.76); Bryan Brown, 100 backstroke (53.45); Clayton Clemens, 100 breaststroke (1:00.31), Cole Clark, 50 freestyle (21.96); Andrew Speese, 100 butterfly (51.91); 400 freestyle relay (Connor McGarvey, AJ Panaccione, Lucas Kuriga, Garrett Sharesky), 1:42.96; Luke Winkler, 1m Diving (255.55); Patrick McCann, 3m Diving (217.95).
5th Place - Tyler Szarko, 100 breastsroke (1:00.76), Kyle McLaughlin, 50 freestyle (22.27); Lucas Kuriga, 100 freestyle (48.36); Alex Tooley, 200 breaststroke (2:13.10); Zachary Lowe, 100 butterfly (52.41); Colin, Hall, 1m Diving (201.85); Luke Winkler, 3m Diving (212.85).
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