Duquesne Women Celebrate Senior Day With Win Over Saint Francis

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January 20th, 2020 College

Duquesne vs Saint Francis (W)

  • January 18, 2020
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Courtesy: Duquesne Athletics

PITTSBURGH – The Duquesne swimming and diving team won its seventh straight dual with a 149-113 victory over intrastate foe Saint Francis U on Saturday afternoon at Towers Pool.

Seniors Lauren Devorace (Rocky River, Ohio / Rocky River), Meredith Easterling (Murrysville, Pa. / Franklin Regional), Carson Gross (York, Pa. / York Suburban), Madelyn Hoying (Groselle, Mich. / Groselle), Erin Kuhn (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny), Heather Svitavsky (Willoughby, Ohio / Hawken) and Summer Svitavsky (Willoughby, Ohio / Hawken) were recognized prior to the meet.

Gross and Kuhn each won two events apiece on the day for the Dukes, as Gross paced the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.82) and 500-yard freestyle (5:09.86) while Kuhn bested all competitors in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.85) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:28.51).

Duquesne earned the top four spots in the 200-yard freestyle, led by Gross and followed by Hanna Everhart (Bloomsburg, Pa. / Bloomsburg Area) (1:56.65) second, Emma Brinton (Landenberg, Pa. / Avon Grove) (1:57.06) third and Mary Liz Flavin (Allison Park, Pa. / North Allegheny) (1:59.45) fourth, while Emma Menzer (Newark, Del. / Newark Charter) placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.10).

Clare Flanagan (Allison Park, Pa. / Hampton) won the 100-yard backstroke for the Dukes with a time of 59.73 while Audrey Steen (San Pedro, Calif. / San Pedro) finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with a mark of 2:08.88.

Duquesne placed first and second in the 200 individual medley with Brinton pacing the field at 2:07.83 followed by Menzer at 2:09.19.

The Dukes capped the meet with a first-place showing in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:39.96 by Everhart, Gross, Mara Voytek (Valley View, Ohio / Cuyahoga Heights) and Sydney Sherman (Erie, Pa. / Villa Maria Academy).

NEXT UP
Duquesne heads to Oakland for the Western Pennsylvania Invite hosted by Pitt at Trees Pool. Diving is set to take place on Friday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. with swimming on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m.

Courtesy: Saint Francis Athletics

Pittsburgh, PA – The Saint Francis University Swim team came up short this afternoon in Pittsburgh, PA against a tough Duquesne University squad. The Red Flash recorded 113 pts and the Dukes came out on top with a total of 149 points.

Meet Overview- The tough loss was highlighted by a few notable performances this Saturday afternoon.

The 400 yd medley relay team of junior Urska Medvesek (Maribor, Slovenia/Gymnasium Maribor), junior Katelyn O’Connor (Torrance, Calif./South High), senior Sabrina Bowman (Vandergrift, Pa./Saint Joseph’s), and sophomore Annabelle McCullough (Mercersburg, PA./James Buchanan High School) took a first-place finish in a time of 3:58.56.

In the 1,000 yd freestyle two freshman led the pack placing first and second. Shauna Abair (Lantana, Fl/Home School) took first with a time of 10:56.23. Julia Springer (North Chesterfield, Va./James River) was not far behind taking second place in a time of 11:06.45.

Senior Karilyn Quon (Tempe, Ariz./Corona del Sol) took second in the 100 yd backstroke in a time of 1:00.14.

Sophomore Annabelle McCullough (Mercersburg, PA./James Buchanan High School) dominated in the 50 yd freestyle taking the first overall spot in a time of 24.83.

Another first-place finish came from senior Sabrina Bowman (Vandergrift, Pa./Saint Joseph’s) in the 100 yd freestyle. He clocked in at 53.40 seconds.

Sophomore Amelia Laudenbach (Kambah, Australia/Trinity Christian School) as well brought in a first-place finish in the 200 yd backstroke in a time of 2:07.07.

In the 100 yd butterfly, sophomores Annabelle McCullough (Mercersburg, PA./James Buchanan High School) and Rebecca Pendleton (Maple Glen, PA/Upper Dublin High Schhol) took first and second place finishes. McCullough took first in a time of 58.27 and Pendleton was close behind in second clocking in at 1:00.45.

Your Red Flash swim team will be back in action January 25th when they head to Pittsburgh University to take on the panthers.

Full results are attached here.

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