Jan 10, 2014
The Emory University Swimming and Diving teams split the opening meet of the 2014 portion of their campaign, with the top-ranked Emory women defeating Florida Southern College 195-67, and the third-ranked Emory men suffering a 165-97 loss to the Moccasins. Both Florida Southern squads are currently ranked fourth among NCAA Division II teams.
The Emory women now stand at 3-2 for the season, while the men dropped to 2-3. Meanwhile, the Florida Southern women dropped to 4-1, while the men improved to 5-0.
Sophomore Andrew Wilson paced the Emory men in Lakeland, Florida on Friday afternoon, winning a pair of events with NCAA ‘B’ cut times. Wilson swam to a victory in the 100-yard breaststroke with a mark of 57.53 seconds, and followed with a win in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:06.57. Emory senior Ross Spock also registered a ‘B’ cut time, finishing second in the 100-yard backstroke with a mark of 51.43 seconds.
The Emory women combined to win 11 of the 14 events on Friday, led by three individual victories from McKenna Newsum-Schoenberg. The junior won the 200-yard butterfly in a ‘B’ cut time 2:07.81, in addition to victories in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:21.61) and 500-yard freestyle (5:08.05). Freshman Annelise Kowalsky added a pair of event victories, winning both the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.23) and 200-yard individual medley (2:10.13).
The Eagles’ final ‘B’ cut time of the meet came from sophomore Elizabeth Aronoff, who notched a time of 2:24.07 in the 200-yard breaststroke. Other individual first-place finishes for the Eagles came from freshman Marissa Bergh in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.54), freshman Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe in the 100-yard butterfly (59.91 seconds), and junior Dana Holt and freshman Kristine Rosenberger, who each tied for first in the 50-yard freestyle (25.01 seconds).
The Emory women also swept the two relays on Friday, opening the meet with a win from sophomore Ellie Thompson, Kowalsky, Rosenberger and junior Nancy Larson in the 200-yard medley relay (1:46.19) and closing it with a victory in the 200-yard freestyle from senior Jennifer Pak, sophomore MacKenzie Brosnahan, Rosenberger and Holt (1:40.16).
Next up for the Eagles will be a meet against Georgia Tech, as the NCAA Division I program will make the short trip from Midtown to take on Emory at the Woodruff Physical Education Center on Saturday, January 18th at 11:00 AM. The Eagles will also hold their annual ‘Senior Day’ ceremony prior to the start of the meet, honoring the squad’s 20 members scheduled to graduate in May.