Men and Women’s Swimming And Diving: Women triumph over Hens; men lose

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February 5, 2008

12:53 PM

__Radloff wins three events, David records her 45th career win in team victory__

Coming off a 171-128 win over Old Dominion University Friday afternoon, the Tribe women ended the regular season with a 183-117 victory over the University of Delaware. The senior day win improves the College’s record to 7-4 and 5-1 in the CAA.

p. Despite great individual performances, the men’s team could not equal the women’s triumph, falling 127-171 to the Blue Hens. The loss to Delaware and Friday’s loss against ODU (190-108) drops the Tribe’s record to 4-6 and 2-4 in the CAA.

p. Senior Captain Meredith David destroyed the pool’s 200-backstroke record with a time of 2:04.90. David also swam backstroke in the 200 medley relay with freshman Carolyn Royce and sophomores Erin Welshofer and Lindsay Guers; the four finished first with a time of 1:50.64. With these two wins David becomes the seventh swimmer in the College’s history to claim 45 career wins.

p. Welshofer claimed another win, touching the wall first in the 200-fly race at 2:09.17. Guers came away with two individual victories in the 200-free with a time of 1:54.64 and the 200 individual medley finishing in 2:11.95.

p. Freshman Emily Burns finished first in the 50-free, swimming the length of the pool and back in 24.50 seconds, claiming her first career victory. Junior Whitney Pezza swam the 100-fly in just under a minute — 59.65 seconds — for her 20th career victory; Pezza is now the 24th Tribe swimmer to win over 20 races in a collegiate career.

p. Sophomore standout Katie Radloff came away with three victories, two individual and one relay. She won the 100-back in 58.26 and the 100-free in 51.49, and swam anchor in the 400-free relay with junior Sara Fitzsimmons, senior Christina Monsees and junior Marina Falcone, finishing in 3:34.97. With three more wins, Radloff now boasts 52 career victories.

p. On the men’s side, the juniors won a combined total of six races. Junior Jason Brisson placed first in all three of his individual events: the 200-fly (1:56.22), the 200-breaststroke (2:11.33) and the 200-IM (1:58.82). Brisson now has 12 season and 41 career victories, joining Chris Robinson ’00 as the Tribe’s only athletes with over 12 wins in a season for three seasons.

p. Junior Shawn Matthews finished first in both the 100-back, with a time of 54.42 seconds, and the 200-back, with a 1:52.0 finish time, shattering the school record he set less than a month ago against the College of Charleston. Matthews now boasts a record of 14 wins this season and 29 wins overall.

p. Junior Nadar Amer continued the junior’s outstanding performances with a victory in the 200-free, touching the wall in 1:45.12. Finally, sophomore Drew de Michaelis claimed his first career victory in the 100-breaststroke race with a time of 1:01.62.

p. Finishing the regular season, the College will train in preparation for the CAA Championships. The women will look to defend their title as the men will do their beset to claim one of their own Feb. 27 to Mar. 1 in Fairfax, Va.

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