Swimming and diving shines in second weekend of competition

Megan Keeney, Contributing Writer

Maddie Hartigan ’22 and Maggie Wyngowski ’21 led the Bison women’s swimming and diving team for the second week in a row, defeating Johns Hopkins 182-112 on Oct. 20. Despite a tough battle, the men’s swimming and diving team fell to Johns Hopkins by a score of 174-114.

For the women, Hartigan won two freestyle events: the 200 meter and 500 meter. Hartigan also joined her teammates Abigail Rosenberg ’19, Katherine O’Shea ’20, and Maura McManus ’21 in the 200 freestyle relay, clinching a first-place victory.

Wyngowski picked up two individual titles, collecting first place in the 200 meter breaststroke and the 400 meter IM.  Wyngowski also tallied a second-place win in the 100 meter breastroke, and the 200 meter medley relay along with teammates Emma Hadley ’20, Alexis Faria ’22, and Rosenberg.

The Bison also earned first-place titles from swimmers Julie Byrne ’19 (200 meter backstroke),  Rosenberg (100 meter freestyle), and Lindsay Smalec ’19 (100 meter butterfly).

The Orange and Blue divers contributed two first-place wins from Paige Schoelkopf ’20 and Jessica Hurlburt ’22. Schoelkopf scored a 229.90 in the 3-meter dive while Hurlburt scored a 220.20 in the 1-meter dive, bringing the Bison’s total top-three finishes to 31.

“So far, the women’s swimming and diving team is 3-0, and I feel that this is a great indicator of our potential going into the rest of the season. I am personally very excited to see how well we are able to do and take advantage of the great opportunities ahead,” Schoelkopf said. “We have a lot of talented new first-years who are awesome additions to our team, and everyone has been working hard to continue to improve throughout the season.”

Meanwhile for the men, despite the team loss, the Bison earned 18 top-three finishes, with five different competitors winning first place titles. In diving, Will Cadwallader ’22 scored first in the 1-meter dive with a score of 245.90, earning him the 10th-best score in school history. Garrett Sommer ’21 clinched the 3-meter dive, scoring 261.45, placing him 7th in the school records.

Swimmer Chad Cummings ’19 won the 200 meter breaststroke for the second week in a row, and earned second place in the 100 breaststroke. Along with earning points with second-place finishes in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, Liam Pitt ’22 secured the 100 meter butterfly title.

Sean Quinn ’21 claimed yet another title for the Orange and the Blue, swimming a 1:54.71 to place first in the 200 meter butterfly. Quinn also tallied a second place finish in the 400 meter IM.

The Bison will be back in action when they compete in a Patriot League quad-meet on Nov. 3 at 12 p.m. against American, Lafayette, and Navy.

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