Tartan swimmers and divers defeat Allegheny Gators at home
The Carnegie Mellon swimming and diving teams hosted a dual meet last Saturday against Allegheny College. The men’s team defeated Allegheny 172 to 109, while the women’s team beat Allegheny 160 to 138. After last week’s victory against Case Western Reserve University, both teams have won two straight home meets to start off 2007.
The relay ‘A’ team of sophomore Colleen Murphy, juniors Alex Kinzler and Laura Connell, and senior Jenny Sieger won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:54.23. Connell also came in first in the 100-yard freestyle (54.00), second in the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.52), and second in the 50-yard freestyle (24.90). Sieger won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.78.
Kinzler took first in the 200-yard IM (2:15.32), the 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.82), and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:26.37). Junior Anna Kochalko, who finished right behind Kinzler in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:36.82), also took second place in the 1000-yard freestyle (11:02.86), and third place in the 200-yard butterfly (2:17.59).
First-year Sara Andrews placed third in the 200-yard freestyle (2:02.48) and second in the 100-yard freestyle (56.73). In the 500-yard freestyle, sophomore Becky Martz came in second with a time of 5:29.27.
Murphy finished third in the 100-yard backstroke and second in the 200-yard backstroke with times of 1:06.28 and 2:20.14, respectively. Sophomore diver Charlotte Jennings finished first in the one- and three-meter dive events with scores of 205.05 and 209.00, respectively.
The relay ‘A’ team of seniors Lucy Fortin and Rebecca Obley, junior Amy Pischke, and Sieger helped cement the team’s victory with a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:50.30.
“Everyone swam well,” junior Xiao-Lan Wong said. “This just sets the team up to do well when we taper for our conference meet.”
The 200-yard medley relay ‘A’ team of sophomore Ryan Piper, first-year Ming Hsu, senior Dave Krzeminski, and junior Michael Bailey came in first place with a time of 1:37.20. Krzeminski also finished first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:45.18 and in the 100-yard butterfly with a personal best 50.79.
Bailey won the 50- and 100-yard freestyles with times of 21.80 and 47.59, respectively. In the 50-yard freestyle, junior Patrick Snyder finished second (22.49) and sophomore Jon Spring finished third with a time of 23.14. In addition, Snyder came in second in the 100-yard freestyle (49.46) and Spring came in second in the 500-yard freestyle (4:51.89).
First-year Jonas Altman-Kurosaki placed first in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:04.75) and third in the 500-yard freestyle (5:00.85). In the 500-yard freestyle, sophomore Tom McConnell came in first with a time of 4:48.55. He also placed second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.18).
In the 100-yard backstroke, first-years Ron Papa and John Johnson finished first and second with times of 54.18 and 54.51, respectively. Johnson finished the day by winning the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:57.94.
First-year Andrew Weitz finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:01.13. Fellow first-year Scott Moorby finished second behind Weitz with a time of 2:02.15. Moorby also placed second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:01.29). First-years Andrew Seo and Jason Huber took first and second in the 200-yard breaststroke with times of 2:11.51 and 2:15.03, respectively.
First-year diver Joe Kopko finished second in the one- and three-meter dive events with scores of 173.10 and 184.55.
The Tartans return to the pool on Saturday when they host Westminister College at 1 p.m.