UNC Asheville Women Extend Win Streak With Win Over Brenau

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November 11th, 2019 College, News

UNC Asheville v. Brenau (W)

Courtesy: UNC Asheville Athletics

UNC Asheville swim and dive won their third straight dual meet Saturday afternoon by downing Brenau, 160-85, at the Buncombe County Schools Aquatic Center.

UNC Asheville began the meet with a first place finish in the 200 medley relay. The quartet of Nora Segurola LarrinagaMeredith BuntingBela Stuart Vieira and Delaney Carlton finished with a leading time of 1:50.81. They were four seconds quicker than the next closest relay team.

Skylar Rogan took the top spot in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:37.90. Madi Baron finished the event with a time of 11:17.94 and Marlee Burgess swam a time of 12:22.80.

Senior Catherine Allen led the charge in the 200 freestyle by claiming the top spot with a time of 1:57.03. Jessie Frank was right on her heels with a second place finish with a time of 1:57.83.

The Bulldogs took the top three spots in the 100 backstroke with Nora Segurola Larrinaga leading the way with a time of 59.33. Christa Jones took the second place spot with a time of 1:02.27 and Christina Marshall rounded out with the third spot with a time of 1:02.55.

Madison Rogan claimed a first place finish with a time of 2:07.97 in the 200 butterfly. Rogan finished seven seconds ahead of her teammate, Anna Nabors, who took the second place spot with a time of 2:14.77.

Bela Stuart Vieira won the 50 freestyle by .24 seconds with a time of 24.70.

Adee Weller and Jessie Frank fought for the top spot in the 100 freestyle with Weller coming out on top by .16 seconds with a time of 54.21. Frank finished second with a time of 54.37.

Nora Segurola Larrinaga won the 200 backstroke by an incredible mark of 12 seconds. She finished the event with a time of 2:08.42.

Christina Marshall finished first in the 200 breaststroke with a time 2:33.58.

Madison Rogan won her second event of the day with a 5:20.28 in the 500 freestyle. Catherine Allen took the top spot in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:00.26 and Nora Segurola Larrinaga won the 200 IM by 11 seconds with a time of 2:14.24.

“I’m happy with how we carried forward the momentum from last night’s epic relay finale. Proud of the ladies’ efforts and attention to detail and race strategy as we prepare for our midseason invite.”

“It was exciting to see all of the positive energy continue even after coming off such a thrilling win last night. Today was definitely a great note to end on before entering our midseason invite in a couple weeks!

What’s Next?
UNC Asheville will be back in action Nov. 21-22 for the Tennessee Diving Invitational. The Bulldog swimmers will take to the pool Nov. 22-24 for the Fall Frenzy Invitational in Charlotte, N.C.

Courtesy: Brenau Athletics

Asheville, North Carolina– The Brenau swim team competed against NCAA Division I UNC-Asheville in a dual meet on Saturday.

Although the Golden Tigers came up short, the squad had some outstanding performances and gained significant experience against a strong opponent in both regular and exhibition matches.

In the relays, the 200 Freestyle Relay team of Bayley BlackmonHarmina te VelthuisYanne Toussaint and Fani Antoniadou posted a blistering time of 1:41.70 to capture first place. The squad’s time was the third fastest recorded time in the NAIA this season.

Also, the 200 Medley Relay team of te Velthuis, Toussaint, Antoniadou and Nikoletta Alvanou placed fourth in the meet in 1:56.71 and improved on their time by over 7.4 seconds.

Individually, Toussaint led the Golden Tigers with a first place finish in the 100 Breaststroke in 1:12.18. The senior out touched UNC Asheville’s Ellis Nelson by 0.51 seconds to capture top honors.  She also garnered a second place finish in the 200 Breaststroke in 2:35.76.

Additionally, Antoniadou captured second place honors in both the 50 Freestyle (24:94) and the 100 Butterfly (1:01.97) and had a fourth place finish in the 200 Freestyle in 2:01.95.

te Velthuis also notched a second place finish in the 200 backstroke in 2:20.35 and a pair of third place finishes in the 200 Freestyle (1:59.89) and the 50 Freestyle (25:46).  Alvanou also had a solid meet with another second place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 2:25.21, a third place finish in the 200 Breaststroke (2:41.86) and a fourth place nod in the 200 Butterfly (2:27.11).

Other top Golden Tigers finishers at the meet include:

Bayley Blackmon, third place, 200 Backstroke, 2:24.24; fourth place, 100 Backstoke, 1:04.50; fourth place, 100 Butterfly, 1:09.53;

Haley Bartoletta, third place, 200 Butterfly, 2:20.89; third place 100 Butterfly, 1:05.18;

Chloe Ireland, third place, 500 Freestyle, 6:31.01; sixth place, 200 Freestyle, 2:23.91;

Bailey Ibarra, second place, 500 Freestyle, 5:50.95; fourth place, 100 Freestyle, 59:92; sixth place, 50 Freestyle, 27:27;

Meghan Mistric, third place, 200 IM, 2:29.31; fourth place, 100 Breaststroke, 1:17.30; fifth place, 200 Backstroke, 2:27.81;

The Golden Tigers hit the pool next at the Brenau Invitational on November 22-23 at Francis Meadows Aquatic Center.

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