William & Mary And UNCW Win Big In Dual Meets

Meet Stats

  • Hosted by James Madison
  • November 5-6, 2016
  • Score
    • Men: William & Mary 153, Delaware 68
    • Men: East Carolina 132, UNCW 97
    • Men: UNCW 205, Delaware 70
    • Women: William & Mary 144, Delaware 77
    • Women: East Carolina 122, Delaware 98
    • Women: UNCW 188.5, Delaware 90.5

Press Release

Courtesy of William & Mary Athletics

The William & Mary women’s swimming team got back on the winning track Sunday, cruising past Delaware 144-77 on the second day of the JMU Duals.  The Tribe improved to 4-5 on the year and 1-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association, while the Blue Hens fell to 1-5, 0-2 in league play.

W&M won every swimming event on the day except for the 400 free relay, where the Tribe had the best time but exhibitioned all teams with victory already assured.  Leading the way was junior Jess Crowley (Acton, Mass.), who won both of her individual events.  That began with a school-record performance in the rare 100 IM, where Crowley touched the wall first in 59.54 seconds.  That was W&M’s first-ever sub-60 performance in the event, and broke the record of 1:00.43 set by current senior Allie Christy (Williamsburg, Va.) almost two years ago to the day against Duke.  Crowley then came back in the final event of the day to take the 50 breast in 29.94 seconds.

The Green and Gold also had seven more individual victories, and began the day with a 3:52.04 showing to win the 400 medley relay.  Sophie Rittenhouse (London, England) led the relay off with a 59.09 leg in the 100 back, before giving way to Claire Williams (Apex, N.C.), Katie Sell (Fredericksburg, Va.), and Jaimie Miller (Houston, Texas) for the win.  Both Sell, 26.85 in the 50 back, and Miller, 1:54.42 in the 200 free, also won individual events.

Also in the win column was sophomore Morgan Smith (Verona, N.J.), who won the 1650 free in 17:45.23.  Her classmate Annie Miller (Houston, Texas) went 24.34 in the 50 free for victory, and junior Abby Mack (Wayne, Pa.) touched the wall first in the 50 fly with a time of 26.31 seconds.  Freshman Emma Herold (Kohler, Wisc.) won the 100 free in 53.59 seconds, and Shannon Harrington (Philadelphia, Pa.) rounded out the victors by stopping the cloock in the 200 IM in 2:11.68.

William & Mary has this week off, but will return to action Nov. 17-19 at the Hokie Fall Invitational.

Press Release

Courtesy of UNCW Athletics

HARRISONBURG, Virginia – UNCW’s men’s and women’s teams combined for an impressive 22 events wins as the Seahawks sailed past Delaware, sweeping the Blue Hens in a dual meet at the Colonial Athletic Association pod meet at the Savage Natatorium on Saturday.

Final Scores: Women: UNCW 188.50-90.50 | Men: 205-70 | RESULTS

With the sweep, the Seahawks improved to 3-0 and 2-0 on the women’s and men’s sides, respectively. UD’s women’s team dropped to 1-3 with the loss while the men fell to 1-2.

“We put together our best day of racing so far this season,” said UNCW Head Coach Jason Memont, who is in his third season at the helm. “From top to bottom our team did a great job executing and finishing their races. There were a lot of close events today and our swimmers were able to get their hands on the wall first. Will Ryan, Jack Cosgrove, Tad Spence and Connor Forsythe paced the men very well with multiple victories. On the women’s side, Kyra Schemmel and Meg Lahr continue to lead the way for our team.

Heading up the impressive win for the Seahawks was sophomore Meghan Lahr, who won four events, including the 50 and 100 Freestyle sprints. For the men, Will Ryan won three individual events, including the 100 and 200 Breaststrokes and the 400 IM.

Freshman Jack Cosgrove picked up wins in the 100 and 200 Free while also swimming the second leg of winning 200 Free Relay. Sean Cannon, another freshman for the Seahawks, won the 50 Free swam on both winning relays, 200 Medley and 200 Free, and added a second-place finish in the 100 Free.

Kyra Schemmel, a sophomore, picked up wins for the women’s team in the 200 and 500 Freestyles. Freshman Caroline Knowles added a win in the 100 Backstroke and swam the leadoff leg of the winning 200 Medley Relay.

Senior Tad Spence bolstered UNCW’s win on the men’s side with wins in the 100 and 200 Backstrokes and swimming the opening leg of the 200 Medley Relay.
Adding individual event wins for UNCW were Meagan Johnson (400 IM), Kathryn Ostrom (100 Breast), Connor Forsythe (100n 200 Fly) and Kayla Hunter (200 Breast).

In diving action, sophomore Adyson Lowe won both the 1 and 3-meter boards with 248.35 and 2490.90 points, repesctively. On the men’s side sophomore Andrew Breedlove took the 1-meter with 219.65 points and Nathan Lane won the 3-meters with 240.90 points.

On Sunday, the Seahawks will take on longtime rival East Carolina in a men’s dual meet while the women will swim against James Madison. Both meets are set for 8:30 a.m. at the Savage Natatorium.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the way everyone has responded to the hard work and stayed aggressive in their racing this semester. I am looking forward to getting back in tomorrow morning and racing again.”

Press Release

Courtesy of East Carolina Athletics

HARRISONBURG, Va. — The East Carolina men and women’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up the dual meet portion of its fall schedules with a pair of victories Sunday afternoon as the men posted a 132-97 victory over UNCW and the ladies defeated Delaware 122-98, as part of the CAA Pod Meet.

With the victory, the ECU men improved to 3-1 this season and women upped their record to 4-2.

Senior Will Hicks led the Pirate men’s team Sunday with three individual first-place finishes. Hicks touched first in the 100 IM (52.77), 50 Fly (22.94) and 50 Breast (26.09). His closest race was the 50 Fly in which he finished just 0.32 ahead of teammate Maxime Cadiat, who captured first-place in the 50 Free (21.17).

Ryan Owens (200 Free), Grega Popovic (1650 Free) and Victor Santos (100 Free) also recorded individual wins, while Santos was also part of the Pirates’ triumphant 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams. Diver Matt Mullen swept the one and three-meter competitions.

On the women’s side, senior Marion Abert claimed first-place in the 100 (53.13) and 200 Free (1:52.04), winning the 200 by 2.38 seconds. She also swam leadoff for the 400 freestyle relay team that included Erin Polich, Julie Lajoie and Anna Svanbergsson.

Other individual ECU winners included Yara Fakhry (200 IM), Vendela Norrman (50 Breast), Lajoie (1650 Free) and Svanbergsson (50 Fly) along with diver Alicia Roueche, who won both the one and three-meter events.

ECU returns to action Nov. 17-19 at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta

Press Release

Courtesy of Delaware Athletics

HARRISONBURG, Va. — The University of Delaware men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads closed out the weekend at the Colonial Athletic Association Pod Meet Sunday afternoon at James Madison University.

The Delaware men (1-3, 0-2 CAA) dropped a 153-68 decision to CAA foe William & Mary while the Blue Hen women (1-5, 0-2 CAA) fell to William & Mary by a 144-77 score and to non-league opponent East Carolina by a 122-98 verdict.

Delaware captured six first place finishes in the pod meet led by a pair of freshmen divers. Aaron Nolan won both the one-meter (163.80 points) and three-meter (179.40) events for the men while fellow rookie Emma Larson won both events, taking the one-meter with 148.10 points and the three-meter board with 136.75 points.

The Delaware men’s 400 freestyle relay team of Brad Donohue, Asher Kiely, Andrew Woerth and Tomas Elder won with a time of 3:10.66 while the Blue Hen women’s 400 freestyle relay quartet of Jordan Sawyer, Kristen Bishop, Ellie Jogani, and Sarah Braatzswam to a winning time of 3:37.55.

Also for the Delaware men, Patrick Savidge was second in the 200 individual medley (1:55.23) and third in both the 200 freestyle (1:43.97) and 400 medley relay (3:30.20) while Kevin Basch was second in the 1,650 freestyle (16:16.14).

On the women’s side, Delaware posted three individual third place finishes led by Julia Capobianco in 50 butterfly (26.36),  Alyssa Santangelo in the 50 backstroke (27.96), and Madeline Maher in the 50 breaststroke (30.32).

Both Delaware teams will return to action this Saturday, Nov. 12, when they host La Salle in a dual meet at Rawstrom Natatorium.


Men: William & Mary def. Delaware, 153-68

Top Delaware Finishers:
1st Place – 400 Freestyle Relay (Brad Donohue, Asher Kiely, Andrew Woerth, Tomas Elder), 3:10.66; Aaron Nolan, 1m diving (163.80), 3m diving (179.40)
2nd Place – Kevin Basch 1,650 freestyle (16:16.14); Patrick Savidge, 200 individual medley (1:55.23); 400 Freestyle Relay (Ryan Daniel, Dillon DiGuglielmo, Mark Imus, Thomas Scott), 3:21.40
3rd Place – 400 Medley Relay (Asher Kiely, Patrick Savidge, Tomas Elder, Andrew Woerth), 3:30.20; Patrick Savidge, 200 freestyle (1:43.97);

Women:  William & Mary def. Delaware, 144-77; East Carolina def. Delaware, 122-98

Top Delaware Finishers:
1st Place  – 400 Freestyle Relay (Jordan Sawyer, Kristen Bishop, Ellie Jogani, Sarah Braatz), 3:37.35; Emma Larson, 1m diving (148.10), 3m diving (136.75)
2nd Place – 400 Medley Freestyle Relay (Sarah Dwyer, Mina Feyrer, Samantha Kauffman, Lyndsay Taddei), 3:50.08
3rd Place – Julia Capobianco, 50 butterfly (26.36); Alyssa Santangelo, 50 backstroke (27.96); Madeline Maher, 50 breaststroke (30.32)

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