Swimming and diving goes 2-1 at quad meet in Annapolis: Women’s swim and dive

Curt Bliamptis, Staff Writer

The women’s swimming and diving team performed solidly at their quad meet in Annapolis, Md., Nov. 7. The Bison recorded a 2-1 finish, defeating Lafayette 244-53 and American 231-68, but falling to Navy 180-112.

Contributing to the overall success of the team were strong individual performances. Julianna Foss ’18 won the 100-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly, with teammate Lindsay Smalec ’19 trailing to take second in the fly. Foss was followed in the 100 IM by Julie Byrne ’19, Jasmine Spinelli ’19, and Diana Hanson ’17. Foss also placed third in the 200-yard butterfly. Emma Levendoski ’16 also gave a great performance, winning the 100 and 200-yard backstroke, with Rachel Perry ’17 trailing just a second behind in the 100. For diving, Tally Ford ’18 was the big standout. Ford placed second in the 1-meter dive and third in the 3-meter dive.


“Overall we were pleased with how both the men and women competed,” head coach Dan Schinnerer said. “Approximately three-fourths of our team posted season best times during the meet and that is the kind of progress we are looking for at this point in the season. We had several people post times that are faster in-season swims than they had ever done before. We know that we are on the right track, but we also know that we still have a long road to championships.”


The Bison placed third in the 200-yard medley relay and dominated the 200-yard freestyle relay, where their A and B relay teams took first and second, respectively. The victorious A team was composed of Perry, Maddi Marcheskie ’18, Abigail Rosenberg ’19, and Brittany Bishop ’19.


The Orange and Blue improved to 2-3 on the season. The Bison will return to the pool for the Bucknell Invitational Nov. 20-22.


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