No. 2 Denison cruises to win against Ohio Wesleyan on senior day 156-64
GRANVILLE, Ohio -- In its final dual meet of the season, Denison cruised to a 156-64 senior day victory against Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday at the Trumbull Aquatics Center.
Junior Molly Willingham and sophomore Taylor Johns both picked up a pair of wins against the Bishops. Willingham was victorious in both the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle events with times of 57.12 and 51.94, respectively. Johns posted her wins in the 200 and 500 freestyle events. The sophomore clocked in at 1:56.59 in the 200 and touched the wall at 5:07.99 in the 500 free.
Denison also had six other athletes capture event titles on the day. Freshmen Carolyn Kane and Campbell Costley registered a pair of freestyle wins for the Big Red. Kane won the 50 free with a time of 23.98, while Costley clocked in at 10:32.43 in the 1,000 freestyle.
Senior Natalie Lugg and sophomore Marissa Bednarek teamed up to sweep the breaststroke events. Lugg won the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.96, while Bednarek's time of 2:26.79 was good enough to win the 200 breast. Junior Michelle Howell and sophomore Libby Dalziel racked up the final two event titles for DU in the 200 fly and 200 back, respectively. Howell touched in at 2:10.28, while Dalziel posted a time of 2:07.06.
No. 1 Emory 137, Sewanee 84
ATLANTA -- Emory wrapped up its dual meet schedule on Saturday afternoon by claiming a pair of victories against Sewanee at the Woodruff Physical Education Center.
The top-ranked Emory defeated Sewanee 137-84, improving to 4-4 for the campaign, while the Tigers dropped to 2-4.
Ellen Schafer was a part of three first-place efforts, including individual wins in the 50-yard freestyle (24.56 seconds) and the 100 freestyle (54.22 seconds). She also teamed with junior Dana Holt, senior Kylie McKenzie and freshman Grace Swinnerton to win the 400 freestyle relay with a mark of 3:39.25.
The Eagles also recorded three NCAA qualifying marks during the meet, including a pair from senior diver Sarah Greene. Greene won the one-meter dive with a score of 274.27, and followed with a score of 269.25 in the three-meter dive, good for another event victory. Sophomore Elizabeth Aronoff recorded Emory's only swimming 'B' cut of the day, winning the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.92.
No. 3 Kenyon 157, Wittenberg 84
GAMBIER, Ohio -- Kenyon rattled off 11 consecutive event wins Saturday and cruised to a 145-84 victory against the Wittenberg Tigers in the team's final dual meet of the season. The Tigers did manage to win one event and avoided being swept at the Steen Aquatic Center.
Kenyon's streak started with the meet-opening 200-yard medley relay. The Ladies' quartet of Haley Townsend, Katie Kaestner, Natalie Parker, and Megan Morris raced to victory in 1:48.52. Townsend, Kaestner, and Morris later joined Hannah Lobb to close out the meet with a winning time of 1:38.89 in the 200-yard freestyle relay. In between those events, Kaestner captured first place on her own in the 100-yard butterfly. She completed that event in 59.93.
In distance events, Mariah Williamson and Alexa Korsberg took care of business for the Ladies. Williamson won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:20.59 and Korsberg won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:09.65.
No. 5 Williams at Middlebury Invitational
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Starting with the Friday night session, the women rose to the top of an unusually large pack in the 200-yd freestyle relay. The combination of Steph Nguyen, Catherine Treesh, Emma Nuzzo and Erica Meyers took first overall, and while the place may not have been crucial, the time of 1:40.70 was certainly notable.
Other impressive Friday-night swims included the Williams reign in the 1,000 freestyle, where junior Erica Bucki nailed an in-season best time of 10:46.67. Teammate Sarah Austin also had a great swim, touching in at 10:57.01. In the 200 IM, Aly Levine and Olivia Clark posted dual best in-season times of 2:14.46 and 2:16.23, respectively.
No. 7 Stevens 142, Hartwick 114
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Stevens earned a convincing 142-114 win against Hartwick.
Prior to the meet, Stevens honored the two members in its senior class swimming in the final home dual meet of their respective careers – Rebecca Dunn and Megan Lisbon.
In the meet, the Ducks cruised to the win, swimming the final three events in exhibition and earning the top-time in 11-of-14 events in total.
Lisbon, junior Brittany Geyer, junior Sharon Rooker and junior April Lawson got the Ducks started on the right foot with a win in the 200-medley relay (1:53.63). Sophomore Elizabeth Heinbach won the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 10:54.35, and sophomore freshman Claire Hendershot was third (11:13.94).
Freshman Danielle Caruso was first in the 200 freestyle behind a 1:57.45, and she was followed by sophomore Katlyn Christenson in third (2:02.69). Rooker and Lisbon went one-two in the 100 backstroke with times of 1:01.58 and 1:03.24, with Lawson and sophomore Elena Piper going two-three in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.12, 1:10.99).