UNCW Women And UMBC Men Take First At Patriot Invite

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November 21st, 2016 College, NCAA Division I Mid-Major

Meet Stats

  • Complete results
  • Hosted by George Mason Invitational
  • NoPvember 19, 2016
  • Score
    • Women
      1. University of North Carolina W 848
      2. Drexel University 839
      3. George Mason University 577.5
      4. Seton Hall University 537
      5. University of Richmond 364.5
      6. UMBC 348
      7. Florida Atlantic 182
      8. American University 155
      9. Shippensburg University of PA 150
    • Men
      1. UMBC 710
      2. Drexel University 704
      3. Seton Hall University 669
      4. University of North Carolina W 638
      5. George Mason University 538.5
      6. Florida Atlantic University 512.5
      7. American University 159
      8. Shippensburg University of PA 72

Press Release

Courtesy of UNCW Athletics

FAIRFAX, Virginia – Buoyed by a pair of top-two finishes by sophomore Meagan Johnson and top-three finishes from sophomore Kyra Schemmel and freshman Rebecca Groves, UNCW held off a late charge from Colonial Athletic Association rival Drexel to its second consecutive Patriot Invitational championship on Saturday at the McKay Natatorium.

“Our women performed extremely well this week with an enormous amount of lifetime best swims,” said UNCW Head Coach Jason Memont. “It was great for them to defend their team title with such a well-rounded performance. Meagan Johnson led our very talented sophomore class with three first-places and a second-place, while lowering her own school record in the 200 fly. I couldn’t be happier with the hard work we’ve put in this first semester and I can’t wait to get back to practice so we can continue to get faster and faster.

Will Ryan captured this third event of the meet in the 200 Backstroke as UNCW’s men’s team took fourth behind winner UMBC.

Will Ryan is a leader in the pool and showed his versatility with three individual wins this weekend. He carried us through a week of racing where some of the team showed signs of being extremely tired from the hard work they’ve put in. There were a lot of best times set, but the men are looking forward to getting into second semester where they can begin to get more rest and sharpen up in the pool. We’ve worked extremely hard this year and that will lead to great results in our upcoming competitions. Sean Cannon and Noah Cahan had great fall semesters showing the promise of a great freshman class.”

Johnson opened the finals session with a win in the 1650 Freestyle (16:48.18) and later lowered her school-record time in the 200 Fly with a mark of 2:02.22.

Adding top-three finishes in the women’s 100 IM were Schemmel (59.13) and Groves (59.73), who finished second and third, respectively.

On the men’s side, Ryan set a meet-record in the 200 Backstroke when he clocked in at 2:00.02.

Cahan, a freshman, won the men’s 200 Fly (1:49.08) and tied for third, along with freshman teammate Sean Cannon, in the 100 IM.

Ben Whitty, a freshman, took second in the 100 IM with a time of 52.57.

Press Release

Courtesy of Drexel Athletics

FAIRFAX, Va. – The Drexel men’s swimming and diving team finished in second place at the eight-team, three-day Patriot Invitational in Fairfax, Va.

The Dragons (704) finished closely behind UMBC (710) followed by Seton Hall (669), UNCW (638), George Mason (538.5), Florida Atlantic (512.5), American (159) and Shippensburg (72).

Freshman Jason Arthur broke another school record in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:47.78.

Sophomore Joseph Brown placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke as he touched the wall at 2:03.45.

The Dragons earned a third place finish on Saturday in the 400-yard freestyle relay behind freshman Stathis Malamas, sophomore Luke Hanner, Arthur and senior Ivo Pejovic.

Select Drexel swimmers will now compete at the AT&T Winter National Championships in Atlanta, Ga. from Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 3 to close out the 2016 portion of the schedule. The 2017 half of the schedule begins on Saturday, Jan. 7 when the Dragons host CAA foes Delaware at the Daskalakis Athletic Center for the first home meet of the season.

Saturday ‘A’ Final Results
First Place
200 back – 1:47.78 – Jason Arthur

Second Place
200 breast – 2:03.45 – Joseph Brown

Third Place
400 free relay – 3:01.71 – Stathis Malamas, Luke Hanner, Jason Arthur, Ivo Pejovic

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