Mintz Sweeps Breaststrokes Gardner-Webb, Davidson Split Dual Meet

GARDNER-WEBB vs. DAVIDSON

  • January 31, 2020
  • Hosted by Davidson
  • Short Course Yards
  • Full Results

TEAM SCORES

  • MEN: GWU 155, Davidson 133
  • WOMEN: Davidson 189, GWU 95

Gardner-Webb traveled to Davidson on Friday, with the teams coming to a split result. The Davidson women took a dominant home victory over GWU. On the men’s side, however, Gardner-Webb came home with a victory.

Jordan Mintz put together a sweep of the breaststroke races for the Gardner-Webb men. He dominated the 100 breast as the only man under 58 in 56.98. In the 200 breast, Mintz battled closely with teammate Justin Conklin on the front half, but pulled away in the closing splits as he won 2:08.74 to 2:09.55.

Zach Dingfield and Chase Mattingly were also multiple event winners for GWU. Dingfield took a pair of freestyle wins in the 100 free (46.48) and 200 free (1:42.73). Mattingly, who took 2nd to Dingfield in the 200 free (1:43.88), won the 200 fly (1:55.08) and the 200 IM (1:55.22).

Sarah Helen Shepherd won 3 events to lead the Davidson women to victory. She swept the breaststroke events with a 1:05.83 in the 100 breast and a 2:22.30 in the 200 breast. Shepherd also swam to victory in the 200 IM, clocking in at 2:05.71 for the win.

Teammates Shelby Stanley and Siena Senn also won multiple events. In the 200 free, Senn used her back-half speed to pull away from the field in 1:53.66. She also won the 500 free in 5:06.40. Stanley, a freshman, swept the butterfly races with a 56.51 in the 100 fly and a 2:03.77 in the 200 fly.

PRESS RELEASE – GARDNER-WEBB

DAVIDSON, N.C. – On Friday evening Gardner-Webb men’s and women’s swimming faced off against Davidson College in their final dual meet of the season. The Runnin’ Bulldogs women’s team fell to Davidson with a score of 189 to 95, but the men came out on top with a score of 155 to 133.

In the women’s 200 Yard Medley Relay, the squad of Kayla SmithJennifer JacksonAudrey Robinson, and Jessi Snover took second place with a time of 1:49.27.

For the men’s 200 Yard Medley Relay, the quartet of Brady FieldsJordan MintzTim Bennett, and Zach Dingfield took first place over Davidson by a margin of two seconds with a time of 1:32.35. The Foursome of Michael RobinsonJonathan FryeCullen Fields, and Dowdy Sarvis placed third with a time of 1:36.02.

Hannah Carter finished fourth in the 1000 Yard Freestyle with a time of 1:17.62, and teammate Ashley Cesario placed fifth with a time of 11:27.24.

The men also had a fourth and fifth place finish in the men’s 1000 Yard Freestyle. With Will Anderson taking fourth with a time of 10:10.95, and Justin Conklin placing fifth with a time of 10:11.81.

Alyssa Church finished fourth place in the women’s 200 Yard Freestyle with a time of 1:57.28, with her teammate Blake Broullire taking fifth less than a second behind Church with a time of 1:58.43.

In the men’s 200 Yard Freestyle, Zach Dingfield took first with a time of 1:42.73, and teammate Chase Mattingly took second with a time of 1:43.88. Christian Jann placed fourth with a time of 1:44.91.

For the women’s 100 Yard Backstroke, Kayla Smith placed second with a time of 58.73. Delaney Willette took fifth place with a time of 1:01.08, respectively.

Tim Bennett placed first in the men’s 100 Yard Backstroke, clocking in with a time of 51.47. Fellow teammate Michael Robinson took fifth place with a finishing time of 53.31.

As for the women’s 100 Yard Breaststroke, Jennifer Jackson placed fifth coming in with a 1:11.08, and Marguerite Sesti took sixth with a time of 1:13.78.

Jordan Mintz finished first in the men’s 100 Yard Breaststroke with a smoking fast time of 59.98, with teammate Jonathan Frye also bringing the heat with a second-place finish and a time of 58.61. Zach Bennett also placed fourth with a time of 1:00.99.

In the women’s 200 Yard Butterfly, Mary Traylor took a second-place finish with a time of 2:04.86.

The men took a one-two-three finish in the men’s 200 Yard Butterfly. Chase Mattingly in first with a time of 1:55.08, Cullen Fields in second with a time of 1:55.14, and John O’Connell placed third with a time of 1:55.56.

For the women’s 50 Yard Freestyle, Audrey Robinson took first place with a time of 24.48. Finishing fourth Blake Broullire had a time of 25.25, and Alyssa Church took fifth place with a time of 25.26.

In the men’s 50 Yard Freestyle, Brady Fields took second place with a 21.85. Seggio Bernardina finished third with a time of 21.90, and teammate Dowdy Sarvis took fourth with a time of 22.08.

Jessi Snover finished first in the women’s 100 Yard Freestyle with a time of 52.84. Taking fourth, Alyssa Church went a 53.89, and teammate Blake Broullire took fifth with a time of 54.43.

Zach Dingfield took another first place finish in the men’s 100 Yard Freestyle with a time of 46.48, and Seggio Bernardina placed fifth with a time of 48.19

As for the women’s 200 Yard Backstroke, Spencer Lucas claimed first place with a time of 2:06.66. Mary Traylor placed second not too far behind Lucas with a time of 2:06.97. Fellow teammate Laura Wakeley finished fourth with a time of 2:10.90, respectively.

Tim Bennett posted a 1:54.26 to take second place in the men’s 200 Yard Backstroke, with Michael Robinson taking fifth with a time of 1:57.87.

For the women’s 200 Yard Backstroke, Marguerite Sesti took fifth place with a time of 2:34.48.

The men took another one-two-three finish in the 200 Yard Breaststroke, with Jordan Mintz finishing first with a time of 2:08.74, Justin Conklin taking second with a time of 2:09.55, and Jonathan Frye in third place with a time of 2:11.34.

Hannah Carter placed fifth in the women’s 500 Yard Freestyle with a time of 5:28.68, and fellow teammate Ashley Cesario taking sixth clocking in with a time of 5:36.43.

As for the men’s 500 Yard Freestyle, Will Anderson placed fourth with a time of 4:56.25, and Drew Mintz took fifth place with a time of 5:00.99.

In the women’s 100 Yard Butterfly, Audrey Robinson finished second with a time of 58.72, and Delaney Willette took sixth place with a time of 1:01.07.

Cullen Fields clocked in a first-place finish in the men’s 100 Yard Butterfly with a time of 50.74. Tim Bennett also took third with a time of 51.79, and Seggio Bernardina took fourth with a time of 52.27.

In the women’s 200 Yard Individual Medley, Jessi Snover finished in second place with a time of 2:07.37, Mary Traylor took third with a time of 2:10.00, and Spencer Lucas placed fourth with a time of 2:11.88.

Chase Mattingly stole first place in the men’s 200 Yard Individual Medley, clocking in with a time of 1:55.22. Jordan Mintz finished in second place with a time of 1:56.04, and Christian Jann took fourth with a time of 1:56.88.

To finish out the night in the women’s 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, the squad of Alyssa ChurchBlake BroullireAudrey Robinson, and Jessi Snover took first place with a time of 1:38.53.

In an exciting finish to the meet, the squad of Zach DingfieldBrady FieldsSeggio Bernardina, and Drew Mintz also took first place in the men’s 200 Yard Freestyle Relay. The squad clocked in a time of 1:23.98.

Gardner-Webb Athletics congratulates our men and women Swimmin’ Bulldogs on a fantastic dual meet season! Our men’s and women’s swimmers will be back in action at the 2020 CCSA Conference Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee on February 19th through February 27th.

PRESS RELEASE – DAVIDSON

DAVIDSON — Davidson won 18 of 32 events in the water — and earned a women’s team win — Friday night against Gardner-Webb at Cannon Pool.

It was the final full competitive tune-up prior to the Atlantic 10 Conference championship, which is now less than three weeks away.

Sarah Helen Shepherd won three events to lead the Davidson women in a 189-95 team win, while Crossan Cooper’s wins highlighted the men’s effort in an 155-133 loss.

Shepherd set the pace in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.83), the 200 breast (2:22.30) and the 200 individual medley (2:05.71), while also joining Hope CarpenterOlivia Stanley and Abby Francis in the 4×50 medley relay (1:46.98) victory.

Shelby Stanley added wins in the butterfly events, winning the 100 in 56.51 and the 200 in 2:03.77. Siena Senn won twice as well, touching the wall first in the 200 free (1:53.66) and 500 free (5:06.40), in which she was followed closely by teammate Kate Pottle (5:12.91).

Pottle swam to first in the 1,000 free (10:47.44), and Julia Goodhead won the 100 backstroke (58.50). Diver Liz Goei posted scores of 223.43 (1M) and 241.20 (3M) in wins.

“The women were great,” said Davidson coach John Young. “They’ve got a lot of momentum. They’re having fun and getting the job done.”

For the Davidson men, freestyler Cooper posted wins in the 500 (4:45.62) and 1,000 (9:48.10), while Daniel Valmassei swept the diving events with scores above the 300-point mark.

Kilian Quinn added a win in the 50 free (21.81), and Owen Corkery won the 200 backstroke (1:52.80).

“At the end of the day, we swam really well,” said Young. “As we get closer and closer to our championship, we want to be swimming faster at each of our competitive opportunities, and we saw the guys taking steps in that direction, which is very encouraging.”

Up Next
The Davidson divers will compete at James Madison next weekend, while the A-10 championships are set for Feb. 19-22.

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