James Madison Women Edge Marshall 164-136 To Open 2023

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January 16th, 2023 College, News, Previews & Recaps

James Madison vs Marshall (Women)

  • Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Harrisonburg, Va.
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results
  • Team Score: JMU 164, Marshall 136

Courtesy: JMU Sports

HARRISONBURG, Va. – James Madison swimming & diving won eight of the 16 races in a dual meet against Marshall to begin 2023 with a win, 164-136, on Saturday morning at Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium.

The Dukes move to 5-2 this season in meets.


  • The Dukes took the first two spots in the 3-meter, as Lexi Lehman won with a score of 256.50 and was followed by Maddie Yager with a score of 245.10.
  • On the 1-meter board, a pair of Dukes placed as well with Lindsey Hammar (244.95) taking silver and Felicity Ryan (236.25) finishing third.



  • The Dukes won both butterfly events, as Cottrell won the 100 Fly with a time of 56.58 and Jess Pryne took gold with a time of 2:06.42 in the 200 Fly. Rachel McCoy and Angela Ritchie placed as well in the events, with Ritchie taking second in the 200 and McCoy third in the 100.
  • Schnell took home victories in the 100 and 200 Frees with times of 52.78 and 1:54.44, respectively. Volk took second in the 100, while Emily Visscher placed second in the 200.
  • Volk swam a time of 24.22 in the 50 Free to take the victory with Drakopoulos taking third.
  • Bousum swam a time of 5:11.99 to finish second in the 500 Free, while Riley Nugent took third in the 1000 Free with a time of 10:35.71.
  • Pryne earned another win with a time of 4:24.17 in the 400 IM, followed by Ritchie in third with a time of 4:36.43.
  • Cottrell swam a time of 57.39 to earn silver in the 100 Back.
  • In the 200 Back, Drakopoulos took second (2:05.39) while Aylmer earned bronze (2:06.59).
  • Suzanne Earnshaw recorded a time of 2:28.69 in the 200 Breast to earn a third place finish.

Up Next
The Dukes will return home on Saturday, Jan. 21 to welcome Navy for a dual meet at Savage Natatorium. Diving will take place at 10:30 a.m. with swimming going at 12:30 p.m.

Courtesy: Marshall Athletics

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University swimming and diving team won seven events in a narrow 164-136 defeat to the James Madison Dukes on Saturday in the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium on Saturday.

“Having two sessions back-to-back was a great opportunity to rehearse what we’re going to be moving through in February,” Herd swimming and diving head coach Ian Walsh said. “We stood up against two strong teams and walked away identifying a lot of strengths and weaknesses. We’ll build and improve upon these over the next four weeks.”

“It was great to see the consistency for many of our women. The goal was to make adjustments and show improvement for those competing in the same disciplines both days.”

“It was great to see Grace Kelsheimer qualify for zones today. That was definitely The highlight of the weekend. The staff and team were so excited for her. Eszter (Laban), Paige (Banton), and Mia (McBride) put together two really strong days of performances. Top to bottom we walked away learning quite a bit.”

“As a team, we are moving in a positive direction and we look forward to honoring our seniors next weekend against Duquesne.”

200 Medley Relay
2nd Mia McBridePaige BantonMadeline HartKlava Katayama (1:45.34)
4th Or TamirJenna BoppLeigh Lopez-SilversClaire Kenney (1:48.94)
6th Mackenzie RiderGrace ValenzaTatum RobinsonAlexis Wilhoit (1:54.66)

1000 Freestyle
1st Eszter Laban (10:25.03)
2nd Federica Savoia (10:32.27)
6th Gina Cantoral (11:20.02)

200 Freestyle
3rd Audrey West (1:56.60)
6th Gabrielle Ivey (1:58.43)
7th Adriana Abruzzino (2:02.66)

100 Backstroke
1st Mia McBride (56.61)
3rd Or Tamir (58.27)
6th Kate Bolgarskaya (1:01.09)
7th Alexis Wilhoit (1:01.76)

100 Breaststroke
1st Paige Banton (1:04.67)
2nd Jenna Bopp (1:06.94)
4th Jessica Humby (1:09.29)
8th Grace Valenza (1:13.35)

200 Butterfly
3rd Madeline Hart (2:08.83)
6th Maria McGovern (2:15.77)
7th Tatum Robinson (2:17.12)

50 Freestyle
2nd Klava Katayama (24.44)
5th Claire Kenney (25.11)
6th Audrey West (25.79)
7th Leigh Lopez-Silvers (26.36)

3m Dive
3rd Grace Kelsheimer (241.73)
7th Lauren Henderson (216.23)
8th Joelle Williams (213.95)
9th Kailee Payne (212.78)

100 Freestyle
3rd Klava Katayama (52.98)
4th Gabrielle Ivey (53.78)
7th Claire Kenney (54.82)
8th Leigh Lopez-Silvers (58.01)

200 Backstroke
1st Mia McBride (2:04.41)
6th Or Tamir (2:11.33)
7th Kate Bolgarskaya (2:12.78)
8th Mackenzie Rider (2:17.81)

200 Breaststroke
1st Paige Banton (2:19.21)
2nd Jenna Bopp (2:23.42)
5th Jessica Humby (2:31.30)
8th Grace Valenza (2:37.70)

500 Freestyle
1st Eszter Laban (5:06.82)
3rd Federica Savoia (5:12.36)
7th Audrey West (5:19.01)
8th Adriana Abruzzino (5:30.09)

100 Butterfly
2nd Madeline Hart (57.23)
4th Tatum Robinson (59.99)
7th Maria McGovern (1:01.11)
8th Grace Cox (1:03.94)

1m Dive
1st Grace Kelsheimer (265.88)
5th Joelle Williams (226.50)
6th Lauren Henderson (217.43)
8th Kailee Payne (203.55)

400 IM
2nd Eszter Laban (4:31.62)
4th Jenna Bopp (4:38.64)
5th Paige Banton (4:38.78)

200 Freestyle Relay
2nd Klava KatayamaClaire KenneyOr TamirMadeline Hart (1:37.38)
4th Gabrielle IveyMia McBrideAudrey WestLeigh Lopez-Silvers (1:40.86)
5th Mackenzie RiderGrace CoxMaria McGovernAlexis Wilhoit (1:47.30)

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