Men’s and women’s swimming and diving faces three PL opponents

Florian Wozniak and Brittany Willwerth

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams traveled to Annapolis, Md. to face Navy, American, and Lafayette in Patriot League play. Going into the weekend with a 3-0 overall record and a 2-0 record in Patriot League play, the team sought to build on their prior success.

On the women’s side, the team defeated American 238-51 and Lafayette 254-45 while falling to Navy 213-87. Catherine Craig ’23 and Maddie Hartigan ’22 captured titles in the 100/200 breaststroke and the 500/1000 freestyle, respectively.

Also finishing first on the podium in the 100 butterfly was Alexis Faria ’22. Abby Merriman ’20 went on to capture second place in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:04.06.

“One goal our team has is to get second atthe Patriot League championships and I think that if everyone keeps up their hard work we should be able to do this,” Hartigan said. “I am very excited to see what our team can accomplish this season!”

On the men’s side, the team also fell to Navy by a score of 175.5-109.5 but defeated American 215-67 and Lafayette 204-83.  Sean Quinn ’22, Leo Kuyl ’23 and Will Cadwallader ’22 teamed up for individual titles. Quinn won the 200 IM with a time of 1:58.79, while Cadwallader captured the 1-meter dive with a score of 261.85 and Kuyl won first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.80.

“The team continues to show strong progress as we move through the semester,” head coach Dan Schinnerer said. “Getting better each week both in our training and our racing is the main emphasis of first semester.”

Both the men’s and women’s teams are now (5-1, 4-1 PL). The teams will be back in action when they travel to Loyola on Saturday, Nov. 23, with the meet starting at 1 p.m.

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