- October 14, 2017
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Meet Stats
- Queens 169.5, Emory 92.5
- Queens 187, Emory 75
Courtesy of Queens Athletics
The Queens University of Charlotte women’s swimming team took first place in a dual meet with Emory University in the team’s second meet of the season on Saturday morning.
Queens avenged last season’s loss to Emory, the eight-time defending NCAA DIII National Champion, by winning 11 of 14 events in the pool.
“Both our men and women showed up in a high quality way today,” said Queens Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Planning and Leadership Development/ Director of Swimming Operations Jeff Dugdale. “They were eager to face the defending DIII National Champions.”
“Emory had some swimmers out sick, nevertheless it was a good day to be a swimming fan as we had many close, fast races. Thank you alumni, administration, friends and family for packing the Levine Center today.”
Senior McKenzie Stevens led the way for the Royals in the pool, winning three individual events. Stevens’ first win of the day came in the 200-yard freestyle followed by a victory in the 200-yard butterfly. Her final individual victory came in the 500-yard freestyle where Stevens reached the wall with a time of 5:00.89, just a mere .07 ahead of the next swimmer.
Junior Shelly Prayson also picked up an individual win by a slim margin, finishing first in the 100-yard breaststroke just .08 ahead of second place finisher and freshman teammate Sarah Jane Atkinson. Atkinson collected her own win in the 200-yard breaststroke.
Freshmen Francesca Bains (100-yard freestyle) and Rachel Massaro (200-yard backstroke), and sophomores Wanda Dollmayer (50-yard freestyle) and Georgia DaCruz (100-yard butterfly) also won individual events for Queens. Dollmayer’s time was just one-tenth of a second faster than junior teammate Kyrie Dobson.
The women’s team tallied an extra two wins in both the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay over the Eagles.
The Royals will be back in the pool next weekend on Friday, Oct. 20, when they travel to Blacksburg, Va. for a dual meet with NCAA Division I institution Virginia Tech.
The Department of Athletics at Queens University of Charlotte is a leading NCAA Division II program in the United States distinguished by its commitment to transforming the lives of its students, and consistently competing at the highest possible levels. Housing 30 varsity level sports, the Royals are a member of the South Atlantic Conference with the men’s and women’s swimming teams competing in the Bluegrass Mountain Conference.
Queens University of Charlotte is a master’s-level university with a commitment to both liberal arts and professional studies. Located in the heart of Charlotte, Queens offers undergraduate, graduate and online degrees such as a highly regarded MBA program, a top-10 Low-Residency MFA program, and an online MSN-Clinical Nurse Leader degree. The university serves approximately 2,250 students through its College of Arts and Sciences, McColl School of Business, Wayland H. Cato, Jr. School of Education, James L. Knight School of Communication, Hayworth School of Graduate and Continuing Studies and Andrew Blair College of Health which features the Presbyterian School of Nursing.
Courtesy of Emory Athletics
The Emory University Swimming and Diving team competed in their first true dual meet of the 2017-18 season Saturday afternoon, falling to Division II’s Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte. N.C.
The Queens women’s team edged out the Eagles 169.5-92.5 while the Royals bested the Emory men 187-75. The Emory women registered three first place finishes and two NCAA B Cuts while the men posted one event win at the meet.
On the women’s side, three different Eagles took first to highlight Emory on the afternoon. Senior Cindy Cheng won the 100 Backstroke with a NCAA B Cut time of 55.79. In the 100 Freestyle, freshman Lucy Daro claimed the 100 Freestyle in a time of 52.47 and in the 400 IM, junior Julia Durmer posted a NCAA B Cut time of 4:30.63 while winning the event.
For the men, senior Oliver Smith notched the Eagles’ lone event win, taking first in the 50 Freestyle in a time of 20.92. Smith added a second place showing in the 200 Medley and Freestyle Relays and was seventh in the 100 Butterfly.
For full meet results, please see click here.
Emory returns to the pool this Saturday, October 21st with a dual meet against Birmingham-Southern. Start time is scheduled for 1:00 PM at the Madeleine Jude Brown Aquatic Center inside the Woodruff PE Center.