Queens Men, Women Win Le Meridien Fall Frenzy

Sheraton/Le Meridien Fall Frenzy Invite

  • Results
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Nov. 16-18

Courtesy: Queens Athletics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte women’s swimming team claimed first place overall in a field of 14 teams at this weekend’s Sheraton/Le Meridien Fall Frenzy at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center.

The Royals won five of six events on the final day of competition, bringing the team’s total to 16 wins across the three-day event.

Sophomore Francesca Bains began the evening with a win in the 1,650-Yard Freestyle, setting a new school record and qualifying with an NCAA Division II ‘A’ Standard time of 16:30.98. Junior Sarah Reamy finished third in the event and recorded an NCAA Division II ‘B’ Standard time.

Freshman Bobbie Gichard collected a win and a meet record in the 200-Yard Backstroke, reaching the wall in 1:56.17, an NCAA Division II ‘A’ Standard. Sophomore Rachel Massaro and freshman Frouke Beeksma each had NCAA Division II ‘B’ Standards in the race.

In the 100-Yard Freestyle, Queens took six of the top seven spots as freshman Polina Lapshina‘s first-place time of 49.59 set a meet record and was an NCAA Division II ‘A’ Standard. Seniors Kyrie Dobson and Josefina Lorda-Taylor, junior Georgia DaCruz, redshirt-sophomore Wanda Dollmayer ,and sophomore Lexi Baker each turned in sub-52 second times for NCAA Division II ‘B’ Standard times.

Another sophomore, Sarah Jane Atkinson, won the 200-Yard Breaststroke with an NCAA Division II ‘B’ Standard of 2:15.88, while senior Shelly Prayson also turned in a ‘B’ Standard in the race. Bains, DaCruz, and Lorda-Taylor followed with ‘B’ Standards of their own in the 200-Yard Butterfly.

The foursome of Prayson, Dobson, Lorda-Taylor, and Lapshina won the weekend’s final event, the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay, with a meet record time of 3:20.95 and also qualifying with an NCAA Division II ‘B’ Standard.

The Queens University of Charlotte men’s swimming team claimed first place overall in a field of 12 teams at this weekend’s Sheraton/Le Meridien Fall Frenzy at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center.

The Royals won four of six events on the final day of competition, bringing the team’s total to 14 wins across the three-day event.

Junior Dmytro Sydorchenko collected Queens’ first win of the night, finishing first in the 100-Yard Freestyle with a time of 44.72. The third-year swimmer’s preliminary time of 44.50 was good enough for an NCAA Division II ‘B’ Standard, while sophomore Vince Regent also had a ‘B’ Standard in the prelims. Freshman Mohamed Hegazi and sophomore Hendrik Faber each had NCAA ‘B’ Standards in the prelims of the 1,650-Yard Freestyle.

Freshman Jan Delkeskamp was a winner in the 200-Yard Breastroke with an NCAA Division II ‘B’ Standard of 1:58.81 and senior Marius Kusch turned in an NCAA Division II ‘A’ Standard time of 1:46.00 in the 200-Yard Butterfly to take first place.

The foursome of Kusch, Sydorchenko, Alen Mosic and Regent won the weekend’s final event, the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay, with a time of 2:56.92 and also qualifying with an NCAA Division II ‘B’ Standard.

The Royals return to the pool in two weeks, November 28 – December 1, at the Frank Elm Invitational hosted by NCAA Division I Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Final Women’s Team Scores – 2018 Sheraton/Le Meridien Fall Frenzy
1.  Queens University of Charlotte                      2,357.5
2.  George Washington University                      1,750.5
3.  University of North Carolina-Asheville              915.5
4.  Wingate University                                               891
5.  Bellarmine University                                           646
6.  Gardner-Webb University                                    445
7.  Lenoir-Rhyne University                                   343.5
8.  Mars Hill University                                              277
9.  Catawba College                                                 222
10. Converse College                                               186
11. King University (Tenn.)                                        117
12. Chowan University                                              108
13. Lees-McRae College                                            29
14. Pfeiffer University                                                   2

Final Men’s Team Scores – 2018 Sheraton/Le Meridien Fall Frenzy
1.  Queens University of Charlotte                         1,944
2.  George Washington University                         1,596
3.  Wingate University                                         1,053.5
4.  Lenoir-Rhyne University                                       760
5.  Bellarmine University                                        588.5
6.  Mars Hill University                                              576
7.  Gardner-Webb University                                    574
8.  King University (Tenn.)                                        370
9.  Catawba College                                                 291
10. Lees-McRae College                                          241
11. Chowan University                                              149
12. St. Andrews University                                          69

Courtesy: George Washington Athletics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Emils Pone and Andrew Cho went 1-2 in the 200-yard backstroke Sunday, helping George Washington men’s swimming & diving close out a second-place finish at the Queens University Fall Frenzy.

Pone touched in a season-best time of 1:46.37, edging Cho, who was runner-up in 1:47.79.

The Colonials piled up 1,596 points over three days at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center to finish second out of 12 squads behind only the host Royals, who are the four-time defending Division II national champions.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In addition to Pone and Cho’s 1-2 finish, Ryan Patterson (eighth) also qualified for the A final. Kaden Schwaiger (11th) and Nicolas Reeves (14th) scored for the Buff and Blue, as well.
  • Tommi Wolst notched his fourth individual top-three finish of the weekend, placing third in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:01.70. Charles Sturgeon (2:05.33) and Youssef Ragab (2:05.48) were right behind him in fourth and fifth, respectively. Kyle Hrabovsky (23rd) also swam in the C final there.
  • Moritz Fath led four GW scorers in the 1,650-yard freestyle. The reigning Atlantic 10 champion in the event took fourth in 15:45.30 followed by teammates DH Hwang (sixth), Josh Legge (eighth) and Shawn Lemarie (12th). Hwang’s time of 15:54.36 in his collegiate debut in the event is good for a spot on the program’s all-time top 10.
  • GW showcased its quality in the 100-yard freestyle with all three entrants advancing to the A final. Patrick Lersch led the way in fourth (45.57 seconds), just ahead of Alexander Auster (fifth, 45.58) and Dylan Arzoni (seventh, 45.81).
  • All three of them, plus Fath, teamed up on GW’s top 400-yard freestyle relay team. That group was runner-up in 2:59.01 to close the meet.
  • Three first-years represented the Buff and Blue well in the 200-yard butterfly. James Torrez, a rookie from California, placed sixth in the 200-yard butterfly in a GW all-time top 10 time of 1:51.37. Josh Legge took eighth, qualifying for the A final with an all-time top 10 finish of 1:52.94, while Hwang made the B final and finished 12th.

UP NEXT: GW heads into winter break before it starts to ramp up for championship season. The Colonials’ next competition is a local tri-meet at Georgetown with American on Jan. 12, 2019

Jackie Torrez put together difficult back-to-back swims, including a win in the 200-yard butterfly, on Sunday to help George Washington women’s swimming and diving clinch a second-place finish at the Queens University Fall Frenzy.

Torrez took fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:19.48 before coming right back to pick up her second individual victory in as many days. The junior from California, who holds the program record in the event, used a strong closing kick to finish in 2:01.45.

The Colonials earned 1,750.5 points over three days at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, landing solidly in second-place behind the host Royals (2,357.5), who have won four straight Division II national titles.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Andrea Moussier produced an excellent swim to finish second in the 1,650-yard freestyle. The first-year from Mexico’s time of 16:57.23 ranks No. 4 on the program’s all-time top 10. She was followed in the event by Tali Lemcoff (eighth), Lucy Castro (ninth) and Erin McCarthy (10th).
  • Emily Zhang was runner-up in the 100-yard freestyle in 50.69 seconds. Sydney Melnick (10th), Grace Olivardia (11th), Lynn Zhang (15th) and Caroline Racke made the B final, while Rebecca Smolcic won the C final (17th) with Patricia Cerri-Droz (19th) and Marissa Brannan (24th) just behind.
  • GW placed three teams among the top nine in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The top group finished second with Zhang, Smolcic, Melnick and Gemma Atherley touching in 3:24.14.
  • Atherley paced the seven Buff and Blue scorers in the 200-yard backstroke, taking fourth in 2:00.11. Meghan Burton (fifth, 2:02.72) was just behind in the A final, while Moussier (10th), Castro (16th), Isabel Berdecio (18th), Josie Teat (21st) and Erin McCarthy (23rd).
  • Courtney Sicinski won the B final of the 200 breast with Ann Juneau (15th) and Courtney Coghill (24th) also scoring.
  • Torrez paced four scorers in the 200 fly with Andrea Ho (eighth) also in the A final and Isabela Patino (10th) and Castro (16th) earning spots in the B final.

UP NEXT: GW is back in its home pool to close its fall schedule with a two-day meet against Atlantic 10 foe Richmond, which runs Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

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