Pitt Dominant In Western Pennsylvania Invitational

by SwimSwam 6

January 27th, 2020 College

2020 Western Pennsylvania Invitational

  • January 24-25, 2020
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Results

Courtesy: Pittsburgh Athletics

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh swimming & diving program started Saturday by honoring 15 seniors with a ceremony and finished the day by dominating the annual Western Pennsylvania Invitational in front of a packed Trees Pool.

The Panthers celebrated the seniors – 12 swimmers and three divers – before winning every event in which Pitt entered an athlete during Saturday’s swimming action against local rivals Duquesne, Carnegie Mellon, California (PA) and Clarion.

“Today was a great opportunity to recognize this senior class,” said Pitt head coach John Hargis. “They came in with me four years ago and have worked hard every day, helping to develop the culture of this program. We will always be grateful for everything that they’ve done for Pitt swimming and diving.”

Here is a full list of Pitt’s victorious swimmers from Saturday’s meet at Trees Pool.

Daisy Anderson – 400 IM (4:21.78)
Valerie Daigneault – 100 Back (54.44), 200 Back (1:56.19)
Wojciech Dutkowiak – 1,000 Free (9:31.34), 500 Free (4:29.66)
Dakota Elliott – 500 Free (4:52.16)
Kate Fuhrmann – 100 Breast (1:03.23)
Kayla Graham – 100 Fly (54.63)
Samy Helmbacher – 200 Free (1:38.94), 200 Breast (1:59.12)
Luay Hilmi – 100 Back (50.20)
Stephen Hopta – 200 Back (1:49.18)
Alex Marlow – 200 Breast (2:19.15)
Shahar Menahem – 200 Free (1:50.38)
Madison Nalls – 100 Free (50.68)
Armin Remenyi – 100 Free (44.63)
Madelyn Shaffer – 200 Fly (1:59.44)
Kailyn Swantek – 50 Free (23.31)
Cooper van der Laan – 100 Breast (55.00)
Blaise Vera – 50 Free (19.77), 100 Fly (47.49)
Eben Vorster – 200 Fly (1:44.38), 200 IM (1:47.74)
Men’s 200 Medley Relay – 1:26.80
Women’s 200 Medley Relay – 1:41.39
Men’s 400 Free Relay – 3:00.0
Women’s 400 Free Relay – 3:24.16

Friday’s diving events also finished with Pitt going 4-for-4 as Amy Read and Serena Buchwald won the women’s events, while freshman Dylan Reed swept the men’s competitions.

The Panthers finished with 31 total victories over the two-day 2020 Western Pennsylvania Invitational. That domination allowed the Panthers to finish with two men’s victories over Carnegie Mellon and Clarion and four women’s team wins over Duquesne, Carnegie Mellon, Clarion and St. Francis (PA).

Men’s Swimming & Diving Results
Pitt 241, Carnegie Mellon 59
Pitt 248, Clarion 33

Women’s Swimming & Diving Results
Pitt 238, Duquesne 55
Pitt 238, Carnegie Mellon 58
Pitt 238, California (PA) 27
Pitt 238, St. Francis (PA) 37

Pitt swimming & diving will finish its 2019-20 home schedule with a meet next Friday, Jan. 31 against Ohio State at Trees Pool. Diving events will begin at 1 p.m. before swimming starts at 5 p.m. in the ACC-Big Ten matchup, Pitt’s final dual meet of the season.

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Great job and good luck to all the future graduates! Hail to Pitt!


More bragging about beating D2 and D3 schools. Hopefully next weekend they will be ready for a D1 program. If not, maybe Pitt can schedule North Allegheny High School for Senior Day next year.


Senior Recognition has, traditionally, been against local universities, ie Duquesne. I would venture to say that this type of scheduling is quite common for this meet, across the board.

Swimmy swim

Sounds like someone is a lil jealous 👀

Swimmy swim

Also the meet itself doesn’t matter or who it’s against. Just look at their times🤷🏻‍♂️


I was pleased with the times, no?

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