VMI vs Mount St. Mary’s
- January 24, 2020
- Emmitsburg, Maryland
Courtesy: VMI Athletics
EMMITSBURG, Md. – The VMI men’s swimming and diving team defeated Mount St. Mary’s University (Md.) 122-102 Friday evening, while the Keydet women fell 137-73.
Freshman Connor Doyle took first in both the 200 and 400 freestyle in 2:00.06 and 4:17.69, respectively, and Ryan Schmitz won the 100 free in 54.34. Freshman Jack Sheehan won the men’s 200-meter IM in 2:11.64 and Conner Jorgensen won the 1500 freestyle in 17:16.28 and was second in the 400 freestyle. Zach Emerson won the 100 backstroke in 59.56 and Bridger Thurston was the winner of the 1 meter diving with a score of 177.45.
Sophie Svoboda won the 100 breaststroke in 1:17.28 and was second in the 50 free in 28.52. London Yerasimides won the women’s 1-meter diving competition (150.10) with Calle Biles right behind in second (149.40). Sarah MacDougall came in second in the 100 free in 1:04.83 and Isabella DeCosta was second in the 100 backstroke in 1:16.24. Makenna Moore placed second in the 400 freestyle in 5:17.48 and the team of Biles, Olivia Bryant, DeCosta and Catherine Ahumada came in second in the 200 freestyle relay.
The two teams will square off again Saturday at 11 a.m. in a separate meet.
Courtesy: Mount St. Mary’s Athletics
EMMITSBURG, Md. (Jan. 24, 2020) – Mount St. Mary’s women’s swimming & diving team defeated the VMI Keydets in the first of two duel meets. The women captured a 137-73 victory and the men fell just short, 122-102.
The Mountaineers won 14 of the 24 events in total, with the women taking 10 out of 12. Maggie deTar won a pair of individual events, taking the 200 individual medley in 2:38.09 and the 400 meter freestyle in 5:01.33. She also led the women’s 200 free relay to a win, leading to a time of 29.06, resulting in a 1:55.51 clip. Eliza Felos was the fastest in the relay with a time of 28.86 seconds, and the junior also helped with the 200 medley victory. As an individual, Felos won with a time of 1:09.30.
Additional top performances for the women include Valeira Villagran and her time of 27.97 in the 50 freestyle, Kira Buchler with a :01.98 in the 100 free, Jordan Friedman and her time of 2:17.48 in the 200 free, and Juliet Whitman with a time of 1:09.18 for the 100 butterfly.
On the men’s side, the team of Jonathan Mata, Will Twizell, Peter Jones and Ryan Griffiths won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:47.04. Griffiths’ time of 23.83 at the end sealed the triumph. Jones and Griffiths contributed in the 200 freestyle relay win, along with Brock Cudahy and Andrew Jones. Peter Jones was the leader this time, pacing the squad in 23.89 seconds on the third leg.
Individual victories for the men came from Thomas de Xavier, who won the 100 meter butterfly in 59.47 seconds and John Wilson took the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.81.
Prior to the meet, the Mount honored its 2019-2020 seniors, including the final inaugural members of the men’s swimming and diving team. The list of honorees include Victoria Aung, Cudahy, deTar, Peyton Fuller, Matt Hart, A. Jones, Laura Kingham, Brianna Rizzo, Colette Robinson, Twizell and Matt Wehmeyer.