Swimming, diving teams dominate annual quad meet
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams dominated another home meet. This weekend, the Tartans hosted three schools in the Carnegie Mellon annual quad home meet: Allegheny College, the University of Rochester, and Washington & Lee University.
Both Tartan teams swept the field.
The men defeated Allegheny College 178–84, University of Rochester 185–77, and Washington & Lee University 132.50–129.50.
The women performed just as well, defeating Allegheny College 168–84, University of Rochester 149–108, and Washington & Lee University 194–163.
“Saturday’s meet was a great meet for us. We really showed our depth as a men’s team by taking so many of the top spots,” junior Austin Bohn said. “We have a huge freshman class and they really stepped up like we need them to. Our goals are set really high for the end of the season, so this is a good place to start. We’re looking forward to the next meet.”
In the freestyle races, first-years Christopher Wysocki and Steven Geier placed first in the 1,000-yard and 200-yard freestyle, respectively, with season-best times. Wysocki finished with a time of 9:53.73 and Geier finished with a time of 1:45.38. Geier also placed first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:47.35.
Bohn took first place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:00.36, while sophomore Cole Um took first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:13.50.
Senior Brandon Yee put the Tartans on the board in butterfly, taking first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:55.69.
On the women’s side, the Tartans took first in the 200-yard medley relay with a young team of first-years, Kira Singhaus swimming butterfly and Shieri Suzuka swimming breaststroke. They were joined by junior duo of Tatiana Duchak swimming backstroke and Soleil Phan swimming freestyle, who finished the relay in 1:50.42.
Phan also won the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle. First-year standout Felicia Wang won the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke with times of 1:07.15 and 2:30.65, respectively.
In the longest event of the meet, sophomore Kaeli Halbersleben placed first in the 1,000-yard freestyle after a grueling 10:59.00 swim.
The Tartans have Thanksgiving break off before traveling to Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, to compete in the Total Performance Invitational, a three-day meet starting Nov. 29.