Swim and dive take two wins

The Carnegie Mellon swimming and diving teams finished another strong weekend. Both the men’s and the women’s teams competed at the University of Pittsburgh this past Saturday.

The men’s meet included the University of Pittsburgh, Clarion University, and Grove City College.

The women’s meet included the University of Pittsburgh, California University of Pennsylvania, and Grove City College.

The Tartan men’s swimming team triumphed as it defeated Grove City 157.5–129.5 and Clarion 154–137, only falling to the University of Pittsburgh 223.5–75.5.

The Tartans saw a strong performance in the 500-yard freestyle by sophomore Dan Glaser-Garbrick, who finished second, while senior Frank Olechnowicz came in third and senior Justin Whaley came in fifth. Senior Alex Hanson swam his season best in the 1,000-yard freestyle, finishing third, while Olechnowicz was right behind him, touching in at fourth place. Sophomore Brandon Yee added to the freestyle performances with a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle. The Tartans also performed well in breaststroke, as senior Max Gustafson helped the team with fifth-place finishes in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke.

On the women’s side, the Tartans topped Grove City 182–91 and Cal. U. 171–104, but were defeated by the University of Pittsburgh 215–82.
The women’s freestylers followed the men’s team. Swimming her career-best time, junior Victoria Adams won the 1,000-yard freestyle. Senior Molly Evans continued to be successful as she finished second in the 500-yard freestyle, and first-year Emily Phan finished third in the 200-yard freestyle. Senior Rebecca Ussai and junior Jen Sung prove to be quite a duo, as they finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 200-yard butterfly. In the 100-yard breaststroke, sophomore Breanna Stillo finished second, and first-year Tatiana Duchack came in fourth.

Continuing the trend in the 200-yard breaststroke, first-year Vivian Wong put up a third-place finish, while sophomore Price Kinney touched in at fourth.

Off the diving board, junior Olivia DeFazio performed well, finishing sixth on the one-meter board and seventh on the three-meter board.
The Tartans have seen a lot of success so far this season.

The men’s and women’s team are now focusing and are working toward the UAA Championships in Rochester, N.Y., starting Wednesday, Feb. 16.