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).

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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