Washington & Lee Bests VMI, Randolph

VMI, Randolph at Washington & Lee

  • Jan. 19, 2019
  • Men: Washington & Lee def. VMI 156-106; Washington & Lee def. Randolph 216-33; VMI def. Randolph 219-33
  • Women: Washington & Lee def. VMI 203-52; Washington & Lee def. Randolph 214-25; VMI def. Randolph 181-36
  • Results

Courtesy: Washington & Lee Athletics

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team took home a pair of victories on Saturday, defeating crosstown rival VMI, 203-52, and ODAC foe Randolph, 214-25, in a tri-meet at the W&L Natatorium.

Highlights from the meet:

-The women claimed victory in all but one race, placing eight different swimmers first in the individual events, while winning both the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay.

-The Generals were paced by a trio of swimmers, all of whom won twice individually and swam on the victorious 200 medley relay (1:49.32). In the relay, junior Ashley Johnston (Gainesville, Ga./North Hall) swam first, followed by juniors Emily Hageboeck (Charleston, W.Va./George Washington) and Ali MacQueen (Memphis, Tenn./St. Mary’s Episcopal School) and first-year Caroline Baber (Richmond, Va./Collegiate School).

-Johnston’s individual wins came in the 100 (1:01.28) and 200 backstroke (2:12.96) races, while Hageboeck finished first in the 100 (1:05.80) and 200 breaststroke (2:20.59) events. MacQueen topped the 50 freestyle (24.80) and the 100 butterfly (58.66).

-Baber was also part of the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:39.39) to conclude the meet, swimming the opening leg before senior Elle Chancey (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Preparatory School), junior Laura Bruce (New Orleans, La./Academy of the Sacred Heart) and first-year Claudia Barnett (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg).

First-place finishes:

-Johnston, Hageboeck, MacQueen, Baber – 200 medley relay (1:49.32)
-Baber, Chancey, Bruce, Barnett – 200 freestyle relay (1:39.39)
-Emily Hageboeck –100 breaststroke (1:05.80); 200 breaststroke (2:20.59)
Alison Murtagh – 1000 freestyle (11:50.97)
Caroline Florence – 200 freestyle (1:59.53)
-Ashley Johnston – 100 backstroke (1:01.28); 200 backstroke (2.12.96)
Kelly Amar – 200 butterfly (2:13.60)
-Ali MacQueen – 50 freestyle (24.80); 100 butterfly (58.66)
-Elle Chancey – 100 freestyle (54.30)
Jordan Watson – 500 freestyle (5:27.91)

The Washington and Lee men defeated both VMI (156-106) and Randolph (216-33) in a home tri-meet on Saturday afternoon.

Highlights from the meet:

-The Generals took first place in 10 of the 14 events on the afternoon, including both relays, with five different swimmers combining for the eight individual wins.

-W&L was led by sophomores Danny Lynch (Richmond, Va./Trinity Episcopal School) and Patrick Sullivan (Pawleys Island, S.C./Waccamaw) and junior Jared Nickodem (Jackson, Wis./Cedarburg Senior), who all won twice individually and swam on a winning relay.

-Lynch and Nickodem were both on the winning 200 medley relay (1:36.07) to open in the meet, as Lynch went on to place first in the 100 backstroke (52.25) and 200 individual medley (1:59.24), while Nickodem won the 100 (53.03) and 200 butterfly (1:55.81) races.

-Sullivan claimed victory in the 200 (1:42.48) and 500 freestyle (4:56.67) events and closed the meet by swimming on the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:25.97).

First-place finishes:

-Lynch, Warren, Nickodem, Van Vooren – 200 medley relay (1:36.07)
-Sullivan, Van Vooren, Fitz Rawls, Bancks Holmes – 200 freestyle relay (1:25.97)
-Danny Lynch –100 backstroke (52.25); 200 individual medley (1:59.24)
-Patrick Sullivan – 200 freestyle (1:42.48); 500 freestyle (4:56.67)
Steve Warren – 100 breaststroke (59.32)
-Jared Nickodem – 200 butterfly (1:55.81); 100 butterfly (53.03)
Jonathan Tucker – 200 breaststroke (2:10.71)

Up next:

The Generals will get back in the pool on Saturday, February 2, when they travel to St. Mary’s (Md.) for a 1:00 pm dual meet.

Courtesy: VMI Athletics

LEXINGTON, Va. – The VMI swimming and diving teams broke several records at Washington & Lee University Saturday in a tri-meet with the Generals and Randolph College.

Both Keydet squads defeated the WildCats (219-33 men’s; 181-36 women’s), but fell to Washington & Lee (156-106 men’s; 203-52 women’s).

Freshman Stephen Hopta broke two more records this week after setting one last weekend at Old Dominion. He swam a 9:53.82 in the 1,000-yard freestyle to win the event and break his own school record. He set the VMI freshmen record and won the 200-backstroke with a time of 1:53.28 and took second in the 200-butterfly in 1:56.82.

Senior Brady Gannon won two events, including swimming his lifetime best in the 50-freestyle (21.38). He also won the 100-freestyle in 47.68 while junior Ryan Schmitz was second in 48.65.  Jacob Smilie was second in the 100-free (54.20), as was Colin Gibbons in the 500-free (5:03.99) and 1,000-free (10:26.86). Andrew Mills had a second-lace finish in the 100-butterfly in 53.23 and Hopta, Nick Palmieri, Gannon and Schmitz finished the 200-free medley relay in 1:26.23 to finish second.

On the women’s side, junior Morgan Davis broke her own school record in the women’s 200 butterfly, placing second in 2:15.16. Sophie Svoboda broke VMI’s freshmen record in the 100-freestyle, taking second in 54.80. She also won the 200-IM in 2:12.76 and was third in the 50-free in 25.41.

The 200-medley relay team of Carisa Kunkle, Svoboda, Calle Biles and Sarah MacDougall came in third place in 1:57.11. Makenna Moore swam a 12:41.25 to finish second in the 1,000-yard freestyle.

“After last week’s stellar performance, I knew it would be hard to top many of those swims, but the team brought it again and made today our best performance overall to date,” said Andrew Bretscher, VMI head men’s & women’s swimming & diving coach. “We raced hard and put up some really quick times for this point in the season, and I am very proud of that. We had a number of records broken, some personal bests, and a lot of event wins. Results like this prove we are on the right path to swim very fast at conferences next month. We will enjoy the results from this meet, but will continue pushing forward into a tough William and Mary squad next week.”

VMI travels to the College of William & Mary next Saturday.

Courtesy: Randolph Athletics

LEXINGTON, Va.- The Randolph men’s swimming team competed against Washington and Lee and the Virginia Military Institute on Saturday. The WildCats achieved a few personal bests on the afternoon.

Adriano De Angelis (Miami, Fla./Hargrave Military Academy) competed in the 50 free and touched the wall in 25.08 to set a personal best. Bauer Edwards (Roanoke, Va./William Fleming) set a personal best, by .01 seconds, in the 100 free 58.13. Conner Dobbins (Fluvanna County, Va./Fluvanna County) in the 200 breast (3:10.04) and Pax Allen (Lynchburg, Va./Anglo-American School of Sofia) in the 100 fly (1:06.10) both had personal bests in their respective events.

For the women, Golden Dennison (Creston, N.C.) had a time of 1:20.15 in the 100 free. That was a new personal best for her.

Randolph will be idle until February 14 when it competes at the ODAC Championships.

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