- October 28, 2017
- Towson, Maryland
- Meet Results
- WOMEN: William & Mary 135, Towson 127
- MEN: William & Mary 177, Towson 85
Courtesy of William & Mary Athletics
In one of the most thrilling meets in recent history, the William & Mary women’s swimming team went back and forth with Towson on Saturday afternoon, with the final score coming down to a win in the final relay to put the Tribe on top, 135-127. With the win, the Tribe improved to 4-1 on the year and 1-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association, with the Tigers fell to 3-2 (0-1 CAA).
W&M built up a lead through the first half of the meet, but each race was close either way beginning with the very first, the 200 medley relay. Katie Sell (Fredericksburg, Va.) led off the backstroke against Jacy Icard, the league’s two-time Swimmer of the Week, before senior Annie Valls (Miami, Fla.) dove in second for the breaststroke. She helped narrow the gap considerably, and Abby Mack(Wayne, Pa.) brought it even closer on the fly leg, touching the wall just .04 behind after splitting 0.6 faster than her opponent. That left things down to the anchor, where junior Annie Miller (Houston, Texas) split 23.7 on the free, a quarter-second faster than Towson to steal the win, 1:45.41 to 1:45.66.
After the Tigers took the 1000 free, the wins continued in the 200 free, where freshman Megan Bull(Hillsborough, N.J.) touched the wall first in 1:53.39. Towson won the next two events, the 100 back and 100 breast, taking the lead for the first time briefly after the latter. Junior Maria Oceguera (New Rochelle, N.Y.) rectified that situation promptly, winning the 200 fly in 2:04.57, and Miller and Sell followed that up with wins in the 50 free (24.13) and 100 free (52.80), respectively.
Towson battled back with wins in the back and breast, this time in the 200-yard versions, before Tigers freshman Karlee Carminati won the 500 free and staked her team to a five-point lead, 106-101, with just three events left. Next up was the 100 fly, where the senior Mack showed her speed and swam 57.44 to win by nearly three-quarters of the second. That chopped the Towson lead down to just two points, 114-112. After the final break, junior Morgan Smith (Verona, N.J.) took control of the 200 IM in the backstroke, building up a big lead of 1.5 seconds, and was able to hang on through the breaststroke and the freestyle to win in a touch, 2:09.39. That victory narrowed the gap to one, 123-122, with just the 400 free relay left.
The final race started off with Emma Herold (Kohler, Wisc.) on the lead leg, and she grabbed the lead in the race right away in the first 50, handing off a lead of more than half a second to Bull, 52.75 to 53.37. The rookie swam like a pro, getting stronger in her second 50, and split 52.09 to reach the halfway point of the relay in 1:44.84, 0.8 ahead of Towson. Next was another rookie, Tara Tiernan(West Hartford, Conn.), who swam a very respectable 52.12 against one of Towson’s top seniors, Kendall Krumenacker, and reached the wall still in the lead but narrowly, 2:36.96 to 2:37.05. Just like the first relay, it would come down to the anchor, where the junior Sell quickly piled up a lead in her first 50 and extended it in her second, splitting 51.51 to bring the Tribe home in 3:28.47 and clinch the meet. W&M’s time was just .01 seconds off of the dual meet record set back in 2015.
200 Medley Relay – W&M 1:45.41 (Katie Sell, Annie Valls, Abby Mack, Annie Miller), Towson 1:45.66 (Jacy Icard, Jacalyn Schoening, Kendall Krumenacker, Caitlin Manthe)
1,000 Free – Karlee Carminati (TOW) 10:10.79, Morgan Smith (W&M) 10:22.90
200 Free – Megan Bull (W&M) 1:53.39, Sarah Margaret Locke (TOW) 1:55.03
100 Back – Jacy Icard (TOW) 56.96, Kitty Arenz (W&M) 58.92
100 Breast – Amanda Rosa (TOW) 1:05.92, Jacalyn Schoening (TOW) 1:06.10
200 Fly – Maria Oceguera (W&M) 2:04.57, Abby Mack (W&M) 2:06.52
50 Free – Annie Miller (W&M) 24.13, Katie Sell (W&M) 24.26
100 Free – Katie Sell (W&M), 52.80, Emma Herold (W&M) 52.94
200 Back – Jacy Icard (TOW) 2:04.84, Cambria Cloutier (TOW) 2:06.07
200 Breast – Amanda Rosa (TOW) 2:23.01, Shannon Harrington (W&M) 2:23.93
500 Free – Karlee Carminati (TOW) 4:59.87, Sarah Margaret Locke (TOW) 5:05.29
100 Fly – Abby Mack (W&M) 57.44, Kendall Krumenacker (TOW) 58.11
200 IM – Morgan Smith (W&M) 2:09.39, Sarah Margaret Locke (TOW) 2:09.41
400 Free Relay – W&M 3:28.47 (Emma Herold, Megan Bull, Tara Tiernan, Katie Sell), Towson 3:29.26 (Ryan Ulrich, Caitlin Manthe, Kendall Krumenacker, Annemarie Schnoor)
William & Mary heads to Wilmington, N.C., next weekend for the CAA Pod Meet on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5. The Tribe will take on James Madison, UNCW, and Delaware at the meet, which will feature two sessions on Saturday and one on Sunday.
Courtesy of Towson Athletics
The Towson University women’s swimming and diving senior Jacy Icard, junior Amanda Rosa and freshman Karlee Carminati each posted two event victories, but William & Mary managed to hold on for a 135-127 victory in a matchup of CAA rivals Saturday at the W&M Rec Center.
Icard posted wins in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke while Rose swept the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke. Carminati earned the first victories of her career in the 500 and 1,000-yard freestyle.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Icard has yet to lose in the 100 back this season, winning the event in each of the team’s four meets this season. She is 2-1 in the 200 back, finishing second at Navy while not competing in the event against UMBC. She owns the CAA’s top time in each event this season.
- Rosa posted her second wins of the season in both the 100 and 200 breast, but today marked the first time that she has won both in the same meet. Her time of 2:23.01 in the 200 was the fastest in the CAA this season.
- Carminati posted her first win in the 500 free after finishing second twice this season and her first 1,000 free after placing second against UMBC. Today’s time of 10:10.79 in the 1,000 free was her best of the season and she now owns the top times in both events in the CAA.
- Sophomore Jacki Schoening posted her fastest times of the season in both the 100 and 200 breast, finishing second and third, respectively, as she and Rosa now have the top two times in both events in the CAA this season.
- Senior Kendall Krumenacker finished second in the 100-yard butterfly in 58.11 seconds which is the second-fastest time on the team this season, just 0.01 seconds behind junior Tara Gross.
- Krumenacker also finished third in the 200-yard freestyle and was a part of the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay teams that finished second.
- The quartet of sophomore Sarah-Margaret Locke, junior Tasha Reidenbach, freshman Kasey Gamache and sophomore Megan Cowan finished second, third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 200-yard individual medley which are the four fastest times on the team this season.
- The 200 IM was part of three second-place finishes for Locke who was also runner-up in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle.
- In the 200 medley relay, Icard, Krumenacker, Schoening and senior Caitlin Manthe posted Towson’s fastest time this season in 1:45.66.
- Manthe also had a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle.
- Freshman Cambria Cloutier finished second in the 200 back. She already owns the event’s third-fastest time in the CAA this season.
- Other notable finishes for Towson included Cowan (3rd, 200 fly), Goss (3rd, 100 fly), junior Haley Sutton (3rd, 100 back) and sophomore Annemarie Schnoor (3rd, 100 free).
- Towson has almost three weeks to prepare for its next meet when the Tigers travel to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania for the Bucknell Invitational. The three-day event begins on Friday, November 17.