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 (at right) 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, 210-90
Delaware def. Northeastern, 155-145
Northeastern def. Drexel, 206-94
Top 5 Delaware Women’s Finishers:
1st Place - 200 medley relay (Courtney Raw, Emily Pate, Kaitlin Wolla, Morgan Whyte), 1:47.81; Shea Solt, 1,000 freestyle (10:23.85); Morgan Whyte, 50 freestyle (23.94); Dominique Montoya, 100 freestyle (52.73); 400 freestyle relay (Dominique Montoya, Lesley Payonk, Lauren Askin, Maggie Tracy), 3:33.49; Kristina Congdon, 3m Diving (252.35).
2nd Place - Hailey Farrell, 1,000 freestyle (10:30.05); Courtney Raw, 100 backstroke (58.17); 1m Diving (234.35); Caitlin Stockwell, 3m Diving (240.55); Kristina Congdon, 1m Diving (234.35).
3rd Place - Megan Northshield, 1,000 freestyle (10:32.90); Dominique Montoya, 200 freestyle (1:55.11); Maggie Tracy, 50 freestyle (24.49); 100 Freestyle (53.43); Courtney Raw, 200 backstroke (2:08.14); Hailey Farrell, 200 breaststroke (2:29.64); Lesley Payonk, 500 freestyle (5:08.10); Laura Ahrens, 200 individual medley (2:12.00); 400 freestyle relay (Morgan Whyte, Brittany Lazear, Courtney Raw, Mary Kay Harris), 3:38.71; Caitlin Stockwell, 3m Diving (240.55).
4th Place - Joanna Baird, 500 freestyle (5:10.43), 1,000 freestyle (10:39.45); Morgan Whyte, 200 backstroke (1:00.45); Emily Pate, 100 breaststroke (1:07.94); Megan Northshield, 200 butterfly (2:08.70); Alyssa Sanders, 50 freestyle (24.94); Hailey Farrell, 200 breaststroke (2:29.71); Kaitlin Wolla, 100 butterfly (59.41); McKenzie Howarth, 200 individual medley (2:13.17); Liz Keefer, 1m Diving (212.10).
5th Place - 200 medley relay (Alyssa Sanders, Haley Novak, Mary Kay Harris, Maggie Tracy), 1:50.53; Laura Askin, 200 freestyle (1:55.59); Mary Kay Harris, 50 freestyle (25.06); Megan Northshield, 100 butterfly (1:00.46); Catilin Stockwell, 1m Diving (212.00); Liz Keefer, 3m Diving (218.60).
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