Pitt men and women dominate West Virginia Mountaineers.

by Ian Murphy 2

January 10th, 2015 ACC, Big 12, College, Previews & Recaps

The Pitt Panther men and women took down the West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday. The Panthers won all but eight events as they had several swimmers double up and swept many events.

Final scores:

Women: Pitt 224 – 75 West Virginia

Men: Pitt 176 – 124 West Virginia

Full results are available here

Women’s meet: 

Pitt was extremely dominant on the women’s half of the meet; 15 of the 16 women’s events went to the Panthers. The highlight, however, was do-it-all freshman Amanda Richey winning three individual events in the pool.

Richey won the 1000 freestyle in 9:56.39, the 200 freestyle in 1:52.20, and the 500 freestyle in 4:54.65. After winning those, she took fifth in the 1 meter diving.

Backing her up in the 1000 was her Pitt teammate Kaleigh Ritter in 10:12.10. Emma Skelley of West Virginia took third with a 10:17.21.

In the 200, Dani des Tombe (1:52.20) and Tatyanna Sarjeant (1:54.23) combined to complete a Pitt sweep.

Ritter and Skelley took second and third again behind Richey in the 500. Ritter hit the wall in 5:00.36, Skelley in 5:02.23.

Pitt won the 200 medley relay with the team of Blair Wegescheide, Kinga Cichowska, Mackenzie Meixner, and Danyel Johnson combining for a 1:44.48 finish. The Pitt B relay of Jessica Nederlanden, Cam Dixon, Leticia Lelli, and Emily Murphy finished second with a 1:45.18. Wegescheide made the difference with a 26.90 backstroke split to Nederlanden’s 27.50. The West Virginia A relay finished third in 1:45.38.

Wegescheide won the 100 backstroke in 57.02. West Virginia’s Amelie Currat took second in 57.67. Lelli took third in 57.80.

Cichowska then won the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.60 to add to the West Virginia onslaught. Dixon went 1:04.93 for second, and Jenelle Zee took third for West Virginia in 1:05.91.

Cichowska would double up with a win in the 200 breaststroke, by almost 5 seconds, in 2:16.77. Katie Fernander and Cam Dixon tied for second to complete the Pittsburgh sweep in 2:21.40.

Julie Ogden and Natalie Johnsen took the top two spots in the 200 fly for the Mountaineers’ only event win in 2:05.42 and 2:06.24, respectively. Emily Bolek was third for the Panthers in 2:06.28.

Murphy (23.73), des Tombe (23.86) , and Danyel Johnson (23.97) swept the 50 freestyle. After the diving break, des Tombe (51.90), Murphy (52.92), and Nederlanden (52.93) swept the 100 freestyle.

Sarjeant blew away the field in the 200 backstroke with a 2:03.81. Currat finished second in 2:06.58, Wegescheider was third in 2:06.62 and was closing over the last 50, but was unable to run down Currat.

Lelli added a win in the 100 butterfly in 56.70 to keep Pitt rolling. Cichowksa added a third win on her day in the 200 IM. She finished in 2:07.17, Dixon touched in 2:08.84, and Charlene Yuan touched in 2:09.73.

Pitt ended the women’s half of the meet with a win in the 400 freestyle relay. The foursome of des Tombe, Murphy, Nederlanden, and Lelli won in 3:29.81. Pitt’s B relay was second in 3:33.63.

Men’s meet: 

West Virginia won the 200 medley relay with Andrew Marsh, Max Spencer, Chase Williams, and Tim Squires winning in 1:30.81, outdoing Mack Rice, Luke Nosbisch, Kourosh Ahani, and Sean Heiden who touched in 1:30.88. Squires was the difference maker for the Mountaineers with a 19.89 anchor leg. The Pitt C relay finished third in 1:32.98.

Scott Simmer, Spencer Gray, and Zachary Lierley swept the 1000 for the Panthers in 9:27.61, 9:36.37, and 9:38.98, respectively.

West Virginia got an individual win from Ross Glegg in the 200 freestyle. Glegg (1:39.97) and teammate Nate Carr (1:40.27) took the top two spots. David Sweeney was third for Pitt in 1:41.23.

Marsh the blasted his was to a 49.14 win in the 100 backstroke, a two second victory over Rice. Rice finished in 51.15, Matt Tankle finished third in 51.95 for another Pitt sweep.

Later, Marsh was 49.61 in the butterfly to win another individual event. Ahani and Rice touched second and third in 50.14 and 50.34, respectively.

Nosbisch then won the 100 breaststroke in 56.34, out doing Spencer’s 56.43. Connor O’Prey was third for Pitt in 56.93, continuing Pitt’s domination of West Virginia.

He doubled up with a 200 breaststroke win in 2:02.54. Carr was the runner up in 2:03.60. Spencer third in 2:03.98.

Martin Vogel hit the wall at 1:48.65 in the 200 butterfly. Williams and Austin Green took second and third for the Mountaineers in 1:52.81 and 1:55.14, respectively.

Vogel doubled up with a win in the 500 in 4:33.45. Nathan Cobbe was second with a 4:38.86. Simmer was third in 4:39.23.

Squires won the 50 freestyle in 20.62. Sean Heiden was second in 20.91. Ross Glegg was third with a 21.12. Sweeney beat Squires in the 100 freestyle, 45.69 to 45.76. Glegg was third in 46.04.

Lierly, Tankle, and Joey Notarianni added another Pitt sweep, this time in the 200 backstroke, with Lierly taking the top spot in 1:50.10. Tankle took second in 1:52.09. Notarianni took third in 1:52.86.

Carr would win the 200 IM in 1:50.38 for West Virginia. Rice was second in 1:52.66. Gabriel Larson was third in 1:54.42 for the Panthers.

West Virginia won the 400 free relay with the team of Marsh, Glegg, Cobbe, and Squires in 3:01.03. Squires had the fastest split with a 44.88.

In the original post, the author reported Pitt won all but six events. West Virginia won eight events.

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WVU Swimmer

The article says that Pitt won all but 6 events total, but WVU won 7 events on the men’s side alone… hardly a “domination”

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