No. 1 Emory defeats DII Tampa
Eagles earn wins in both relays to beat seventh-ranked Spartans
TAMPA, Fla. -- Emory earned wins at Division II Tampa in its first meet following winter break, as the men defeated the Spartans 170-92, while the women claimed a 177-83 victory.
With the wins, the top-ranked Emory women improved to 2-3 in dual meets this season, while the third-ranked Emory men raised its record to 1-3. The Tampa women, ranked seventh in Division II, dropped to 5-2 on the campaign, while the ninth-ranked Tampa men fell to 4-3.
Emory swimmers placed first in19 of the 24 individual events and three of the four relays, with both the men's and women's squad claiming 11 first-place finishes each.
Emory senior Paul Weinstein and sophomore Jake Stephens each claimed a pair of first-place finishes, with Weinstein winning the 500-yard freestyle (4:47.09) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:57.22), and Stephens claiming the top spot in the 100-yard freestyle (48.47 seconds) and the 200-yard freestyle (1:46.12). Other first-place finishes for the Emory men came from senior Jared Dubnow in the 100-yard backstroke (54.26 seconds), junior Miller Douglas in the 200-yard butterfly (1:54.01), junior Justin Beegle in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.43 seconds), freshman Colin Heil in the 200-yard backstroke (1:57.62), and junior Peter O'Brien in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:09.51).
The Eagles also placed first in the men's 200-yard freestyle relay, as sophomore Ross Spock, junior Richard Upton, senior Sean Ransenberg and sophomore Ryan Bass won the event with a time of 1:26.78.
On the women's side, the Eagles claimed victories in both relays, with sophomore Sadie Nennig, senior Jennifer Aronoff, junior Leslie Hackler and junior Anna Dobben winning the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:48.92, while Dobben, junior Ann Wolber, freshman Nancy Larson and junior Claire Pavlak won the 200-yard freestyle relay in a mark of 1:38.17.
Nennig claimed a pair of individual first-place finishes as well, winning the 100-yard backstroke (59.94 seconds) and 200-yard backstroke (2:09.25). Also winning events for the Emory women were senior Whitley Taylor (1:55.26 in the 200-yard freestyle), Aronoff (1:07.72 in the 100-yard breaststroke), sophomore Ellen Schafer (24.99 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle), freshman McKenna Newsum-Schoenberg (10:36.12 in the 1000-yard freestyle), Wolber (52.86 in the 100-yard freestyle), freshman Megan Beach (2:26.33 in the 200-yard breaststroke) and senior Anne Culpepper (5:06.42 in the 500-yard freestyle).