Davidson Edges Old Dominion in Men’s, Women’s Action

by SwimSwam 0

November 03rd, 2018 College, NCAA Division I Mid-Major

Old Dominion at Davidson

  • Men: Davidson def. ODU 139.5-122.5
  • Women: Davidson def. ODU 147-115
  • Results
  • Davidson, North Carolina
  • Nov. 3, 2018

Courtesy: Davidson Athletics

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson women’s swimming team won eight of 14 events and defeated Old Dominion 147-115 Saturday afternoon in Cannon Pool.

The victory comes a week after the Wildcats defeated UNC-Asheville and VMI at home.

“For the second week in a row, the women really embraced the competitive opportunity at hand and stepped up for each other,” said Davidson coach John Young.

Senior Maggie Farrell and junior Isabella McElrath were two-event winners. Farrell set the pace in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events with times of 24.69 and 53.94, respectively. McElrath won the 100 butterfly in 58.15 and the 200 fly in 2:07.18. McElrath also joined Hope Carpenter, Virginia Gilliland and Anna Linzell on the winning 4×50 medley relay (1:49.84).

Carpenter, the reigning Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week, won the 100 backstroke in 58.87.

Davidson went 1-2-3 in the 100 breaststroke with Hannah Gould leading the way (1:07.69), and the Wildcats finished 1-2 in the 200 individual medley, led by Sarah Helen Shepherd (2:09.69).

The team win was just part of a big day for the Wildcats in the pool. The Davidson men beat Old Dominion, too.

“Overall, the efforts were outstanding, and the racing was fun,” said Young. “A good day for the Wildcats.

Davidson junior Crossan Cooper swam to first in two events, including what was essentially the clincher in the 200-yard individual medley, as the Wildcat men defeated Old Dominion 139.5-122.5 at Cannon Pool Saturday afternoon.

Cooper’s 1:55.54 in the 200 IM secured the Wildcats’ third victory in what coach John Young saw as five toss-up events.

“It was still an open result until Crossan grabbed the last of those events, giving the men three of five, with a thrilling 200 IM victory in the last individual event,” said Young.

Cooper also won the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:41.28 and finished 0.34 second behind teammate Thacher Scannell‘s winning pace (9:41.58) in the 1,000 free. The 1-2 finish marked one of four events in which the Wildcats had at least the top two finishers, as Scannell followed behind Cooper in the 500 free. Davidson had the top three finishers in the 200 free and 100 backstroke, securing 16 points in each. Walter Dauksher won the 200 free (1:41.47), while Kevin Andrews won the 100 back (52.14).

Owen Corkery touched the wall first in the 200 backstroke (1:52.84).

The men’s win was part of a sweep for the Wildcats, as the women defeated Old Dominion as well.

“The team was great today,” said Young. “Knowing that both teams matched up well with ODU, I was impressed with the way the Wildcats asserted themselves early and refused to relinquish momentum.”

Up Next
Davidson returns to action at the Bucknell Invitational Nov. 16-18 in Lewisburg, Pa.

Courtesy: Old Dominion Athletics

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Old Dominion University men’s swimming and diving team was edged out on Saturday at Davidson, 139.5-122.5, while the women’s squad fell to Davidson, 147-115.

The men’s squad earned their first win of the day in the 4×50 medley relay, as the team of Hugo Eriksson, Nick Wukovts, Connor Davis and Noah Wilkins won with a time of 1:33.99.

Alex Pappas and Becca Mayo got the women’s team on the board with a 1-2 finish in the 1000 freestyle as Pappas won with a time of 10:47.30, while Mayo was second in 10:51.89.

Jacqueline Tinneny continued her winning ways with a win in the 200 freestyle in 1:55.90.

Peter Durisin won the 100 backstroke for the men with a time of 59.30.

Wukovits earned a win for the Monarchs in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:54.74, topping teammate Gus Maxwell who finished second in 1:55.37.

Wukovits won the 200 breaststroke while Durisin took second place.

Filip Svedberg triumphed in the 500 and 100 freestyle, winning the 50 free in 21.59 and the 100 free in 47.04. Svedberg completed the hat trick with a time in the 100 butterfly with a time of 49.88.

Jacklyn VandePoel won the 200 backstroke in a time of 2:05.38, while Emilie Petit took the top spot in the 200 breaststroke in 2:22.96.

Tinneny later added a win in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:09.40.

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