Duke Sweeps Quad Meet against Boston College, UConn, and Dartmouth

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The Duke University swimming and diving teams traveled up to Chestnut Hill, MA, to face a set of New England schools in a quad meet: Boston College, Connecticut, and Dartmouth. The Blue Devils emerged victorious over each team in separately-score duel meets.

Scores:

Men

  • Duke 185, Dartmouth 109
  • Duke 166, UConn 128
  • Duke 194.5, BC 97.5
  • BC 158, Dartmouth 139
  • UConn 198.5, BC 98.5

Women

  • Duke 192, Dartmouth 97
  • Duke 180, UConn 112
  • Duke 183, BC 109
  • BC 203, Dartmouth 96
  • UConn 152, BC 147

RESULTS

 

Duke Press Release

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Duke swimming and diving team swept the side in a quad meet with UConn and Dartmouth at Boston College on Friday afternoon to begin its weekend in Boston, Mass.

Duke controlled the afternoon with the men topping Dartmouth 185-109, UConn 166-128 and Boston College 194.5-97.5. The women were strong as well defeating Dartmouth 192-97, UConn 180-112 and Boston College 183-109.

“It was a great night of competition for both of the Duke swimming and diving programs,” head coach Dan Colella said following the meet. “It was a great way to start the weekend of racing. We need to be even sharper tomorrow if we want to have the same type of success as we did this evening.”

The Blue Devils started the day on a strong foot, sweeping the 200 medley relay for the third consecutive meet. The women went one, two with Emma Shuppert, Halle Morris, Kylie Jordan and Sarah Snyderplacing first in 1:41.80 while Shayna Hollander, Zoe Lusk, Rachel Peroniand Melissa Pish finished second with a time of 1:43.79. Nathaniel Hartley, Colson Zucker, Matthew Whelan and Sheldon Boboff finished first for the men in 1:31.15.

Duke’s diving squads dominated the meet. Senior Nathaniel Hernandezled the men’s side, winning both the one-meter and three-meter events to lead Duke to go one, two, three in the one-meter and one, three, four in the three-meter. The Southlake, Texas native scored 390.65 in the three-meter and a 351 in the one-meter. Harel Anolick finished second in the one-meter with a 292.95 and third in the three-meter with 323.75. Jonah Cagley scored a 287.05 in the one-meter and a 302.10 in the three-meter for third and fourth place, respectively.

On the women’s side, Duke took the top three spots in both events. Freshman Kate Mullin won both events with a 311.5 in the three-meter and a 283.1 in the one-meter. Ellie Winslow finished second in the three-meter and third in the one-meter with scores of 273.05 and 259.45, respectively. Ali Watson rounded out the diving Blue Devils with scores of 259.45 in the one-meter and 271.95 in the three meter for second and third places, respectively.

Lee and Alyssa Marsh led the women in the pool with two individual wins apiece. Marsh took the 100 back in 54.85 and led the Duke women to capture the top three spots in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.92. Quinn Scannell and Shuppert followed Marsh in the 200 back with times of 2:02.87 and 2:03.05, respectively.

Lee, a sophomore out of Baltimore, Md., took the top spot in the 500 free (4:59.40) and the 200 fly (2:00.52). Her, Cabell Whitlow and Lucy Callardtook the top three spots in the latter event as Whitlow clocked a 2:01.14 and Callard finished in 2:03.35.

Morris, Pish, Kayle Park and Whitlow also clocked first-place performances. Morris took the top spot in the 100 breast in 1:05.12 while Pish took the 100 free in 50.91. Park notched a win in the 200 breast with a time of 2:18.25. Whitlow’s 55.78 led Duke in the 100 fly but Peroni was right behind her with a 55.92 in second place.

For the men, Brendan Driscoll, Miles Williams, Charlie Gingrich and Zach Washart dominated the freestyle events. In the distance events, Driscoll took the 1,000 free in 9:19.64 and Washart won the 500 free with a time of 4:31.81. Williams won the 200 free and Gingrich took the 50 free sprint in 1:39.28 and 20.98, respectively.

Cole Reznick and Whelan also walked away with first-place finishes. Reznick won the 100 breast (56.46) with Zucker not far behind for second place (56.82). Whelan won the 100 fly with a time of 48.76.

The Duke swimming and diving teams are back in action Saturday, Nov. 9, as they travel to Cambridge, Mass., for a date in the pool with Harvard and the seventh-ranked Texas A&M men’s side. The meet will begin at 10 a.m. and be live streamed here.

Team Scores:
Duke Men 185, Dartmouth Men 109
Duke Men 166, UConn Men 128
Duke Men, 194.5, Boston College Men 97.5
Duke Women 192, Dartmouth Women 97
Duke Women 180, UConn 112
Duke Women 183, Boston College Women 109

Top Duke Finishers by Event:
Women’s One-Meter Diving: 
Kate Mullin (1st), 283.80
Men’s One-Meter Diving: Nathaniel Hernandez (1st), 351.00
Women’s 200-Yard Medley Relay: Emma ShuppertHalle MorrisKylie JordanSarah Snyder (1st), 1:41.80
Men’s 200-Yard Medley Relay: Nathaniel HartleyColson ZuckerMatthew WhelanSheldon Boboff (1st), 1:31.15
Women’s, 1000-Yard Freestyle: Brittany Kampfer (4th), 10:19.61
Men’s 1000-Yard Freestyle: Brendan Driscoll (1st), 9:19.64
Women’s 200-Yard Freestyle: Sarah Snyder (3rd), 1:52.45
Men’s 200-Yard Freestyle: Miles Williams (1st), 1:39.28
Women’s 100-Yard Backstroke: Alyssa Marsh (1st), 54.85
Men’s 100-Yard Backstroke: Nathaniel Hartley (2nd), 49.29
Women’s 100-Yard Breaststroke: Halle Morris (1st), 1:05.12
Men’s 100-Yard Breaststroke: Cole Reznick (1st), 56.46
Women’s 200-Yard Butterfly: Easop Lee (1st), 2:00.52
Men’s 200-Yard Butterfly: Nick Talati (2nd), 1:51.85
Women’s 50-Yard Freestyle: Quinn Scannell (2nd), 23.62
Men’s 50-Yard Freestyle: Charlie Gingrich (1st), 20.98
Women’s Three-Meter Diving: Kate Mullin (1st), 311.50
Men’s Three-Meter Diving: Nathaniel Hernandez (1st), 390.65
Women’s 100-Yard Freestyle:  Melissa Pish (1st), 50.91
Men’s 100-Yard Freestyle: Coleman Kredich (3rd), 46.39
Women’s 200-Yard Backstroke: Alyssa Marsh (1st), 2:00.92
Men’s 200-Yard Backstroke: David Hallaron (2nd), 1:50.03
Women’s 200-Yard Breaststroke: Kayle Park (1st), 2:18.25
Men’s 200-Yard Breaststroke: Cole Reznick (2nd), 2:05.25
Women’s 500-Yard Freestyle: Easop Lee (1st), 4:59.40
Men’s 500-Yard Freestyle: Zach Washart (1st), 4:31.81
Women’s 100-Yard Butterfly: Cabell Ann Whitlow (1st), 55.78
Men’s 100-Yard Butterfly: Matthew Whelan (1st), 48.76
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UConn Press Release – Men

BOSTON  – The UConn men’s swimming and diving team split Friday’s meet at Boston College by capturing a 198.50 – 98.50 victory against Boston College and lost to No. 26 Duke, 166 – 128.

Senior Will Kearsey led the way for the Huskies with his swims in the 100 Back, 100 Free and 100 Fly. The Wheathampstead, England native posted his best times of the season in all three events. With his first place time of 48.48 in the 100 Back, he bested his 30th ranking nationally time of 48.50 coming into the meet.

In the 100 Free, Kearsey posted a time of 45.48 to capture first place, this mark placed him 37th nationally in the event. Finally, in the 100 Fly, his time of 50.56 was a season-best and landed him in third place.

“Similar to the women’s meet, our men’s performances tonight were solid,” said head coach Chris Maiello. “We weren’t perfect, however we raced hard, showed some toughness in our swims and came out with a victory over BC. Our depth showed tonight in multiple events, and I think that was what helped us overcome a night where we were not at our best. Overall our performance are encouraging at this point in the season. Credit to Will for winning two events in the back and 100 free. Those are solid times for him.”

Sophomore North Hansen earned a pair of runner-up finishes on Friday in the 500 and 1000 Freestyle. His time of 4:34.59 in the 500 Free set a new season-best.

The 400 Free relay team closed out the meet on a high note with a first place time of 3:06.19. Kyle Dunlap, Jack Muratori, Emils Jurcik and Josh Wroblewski led the Huskies to victory that included the fastest leg of the season for Jurcik with a mark of 45.88, his best leg of the year.

Freshman Billy Regan secured the last first place finish of evening for the Huskies in the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:04.81.

UConn has a quick turnaround and will conclude their weekend in Boston with a meet at Boston University on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

 

UConn Press Release – Women

BOSTON – The UConn women’s swimming and diving team split Friday’s meet at Boston College by defeating BC, 152 – 147, and losing to No. 19 Duke, 166 – 128.

Freshman Mia Galat had a career-day for the Huskies by capturing a victory in the 200 Free. Her time of 1:52.08 was a career-best. The Andover, Mass. native also notched a third place finish in the 100 Fly.

“Tonight was a good road win vs an improved BC team,” said head coach Chris Maiello. “It’s always difficult to win on the road and our team was down for most of the meet. Credit to our women who stayed the course and raced tough all afternoon. Our girls kept their composure and when we were up by one point going into the last individual event our IM swimmers did a great job of putting the meet out of reach. The 1-2-3 finish against BC in the 200 IM sealed the win and allowed us to swim loose in the last relay.”

Ryan Dulaney posted a pair of season-bests in the 500 and 1000 Free. The Huskies All-Conference long distance performer raced to runner-up finish in the 1000 with a mark of 10:17.24 and followed it up with a 5:02.50 in the 500.

Lena Redisch followed suit in the 500 Free with a season-best time of 5:06.54.

Georgia Apostolu secured a runner-up finish in the 100 Back with a time of 56.82.

Senior Megan Wenman captured a season-best 2:09.19 in the 200 IM.

UConn has a quick turnaround and will conclude their weekend in Boston with a meet at Boston University on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

 

Dartmouth Press Release – Men

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. –Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving kicked off the 2019-20 campaign Friday, falling to Boston College (158-139) and Duke (185-109).

The Big Green got the meet started with a sixth-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:35.47), out-touching UConn by two-tenths of a second. In the 1000 free, Joe Moll was sixth (9:52.62) and Stas Van Genderenwas eighth (10:17.11).

Tim Park was second in both the 200 free (1:40.57) and the 100 free (46.14), while Noah Hensley and Andrew Vorobev took fifth and sixth in the 100 back with times of 52.71 and 53.03, respectively. Vorobev and Hensley also swam the 100 back, with Vorobev leading the way this time in fifth (1:53.39) and Hensley and Moll following in 10th (1:56.36) and 11th (1:56.65). In the 100 breast, Brandon Liao finished in seventh place (58.04).

Connor LaMastra won the 200 fly (1:48.02), leaving almost four seconds between him and the second-place finisher from Duke. He also came fourth in the 500 free (4:35.09) and second in the 100 fly (50.17). In the 50 free, John Hall and Landon Armstrong both went under 22, with Hall taking sixth (21.50) and Armstrong following in 10th (21.69).

All four of Dartmouth’s divers finished in the top 10 on the 1-meter board. Justin Sodokoff was second (339.50) and was followed by Ray Neistat (251.05), Kyle Schubert (249.60) and Jonathan Hu (243.60). It was the same story on 3-meter; Sodokoff (284.25), Neistat (262.35) and Hu (259.35) took fourth through sixth, and Schubert was eighth (250.00).

Swimming the 200 breast, Max Jones placed seventh (2:12.15), while Moll swam the 200 IM and was fourth (1:57.57), out-touching a UConn swimmer by four-tenths. Connor Richmond also swam the event, coming in eighth place (1:59.95).

The Green ended the meet by finishing second in the 400 free relay (3:06.58). Made up of Hall, Armstrong, Park and LaMastra, the relay touched over a second ahead of BC.

The Big Green will host Harvard and Cornell on Nov. 16.

 

Dartmouth Press Release – Women

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving team opened the 2019-20 season on the road Friday, falling to Boston College (203-96) and Duke (192-97).

The Big Green kicked off the afternoon by placing seventh in the 200 medley relay (1:47.91), touching almost two seconds ahead of BC. Christina Cianciolo placed third in the 1000 free (10:19.28), out-finishing a Duke swimmer by three-tenths. Leah Johnson also swam the event, taking sixth (10:41.66). A few events later in the 500 free, Cianciolo was fifth (5:04.08) and Johnson was 10th (5:14.94).

Mia Leko was second in the 200 free (1:52.36), coming into the wall just three-tenths of a second behind the UConn swimmer that won. Leko was back in the 200 fly, placing sixth (2:04.78), while Siera Daly was eighth (2:07.41). In the 100 back, Kaia Reznicek led the way for three other Dartmouth swimmers. She was 11th (59.62) and was followed by Connie Zhang, Susannah Laster and Sophie Smith, all touching in the next second and a half.

Maggie Deppe-Walker came in fifth place in the 100 breast (1:06.34), while Megan Tao took ninth (1:07.81). Deppe-Walker also swam the 200 breast, placing sixth (2:26.27) and being followed by Daly (2:30.72) and Bridget Parker (2:31.06).

In the 50 free, Ashley Post was seventh (24.36), touching just four one-hundredths of a second ahead of a UConn swimmer. She also swam the 100 free, taking third (52.70), while Summer Martin touched in ninth (53.26).

On the 1-meter board, Maggie Pionzio and Isabella Lichen finished in the top 10. Pionzio led in sixth (240.85), while Lichen was eighth (229.70). Later on in the day on 3-meter, Pionzio was fourth (269.15), Lichen took seventh (219.65) and Cypress Toomey came 11th (161.30).

Four Dartmouth swimmers went under a minute in the 100 fly, being led by Leko in 10th (58.04). Reznicek, Daly and Catherine Cane all finishing within a second and a half. In the 200 IM, Martin (2:13.68) and Parker (2:15.94) touched in eighth and ninth.

Dartmouth had a good showing in the 400 free relay, ending the meet by taking third (3:33.89). Made up of Tao, Cianciolo, Martin and Post, the relay left almost two seconds between it and BC.

The Big Green will host Harvard and Cornell on Nov. 15.

 

Boston College Highlights

Men

  • 200 Medley Relay team of Sam Roche, Sami Fares, Matt Clark, and Michael Hinton earned a third place finish in 1:32.53
  • Clark then finished second in the 100 back in 50.93
  • Damion Geoghegan Ribeirto swam a 21.25 to tie for second in the 50 freestyle
  • Clark earned two wins on the day, claiming the 200 back (1:49.30) and 200 IM (1:50.89)
  • Zach Szmania races to a 4:34.68 in the 500 freestyle, just .09 back from second place
  • 400 freestyle relay team of Hinton Roche, Alexander Santana, and Max Threlkeld finished third in 3:07.99

Women

  • Nicole Barkemeyer, Taylor Covington, Victoria Lin, and Haley Dolan combined for a 1:44.78 to earn themselves third place in the 200 medley relay
  • Lindsey Ryalls claimed top honors in the 1000 freestyle, touching in 10:16.96
  • Covington claimed runner-up position in the 100 breast in 1:05.60
  • Dolan took the 50 freestyle title by .01 in a quick 23.61
  • Ashleigh Scott swam a 52.60 to finish second in the 100 freestyle
  • Alexa Lantin and Anna Milia finished 2-3 in the 200 breast in 2:21.92 and 2:23.21, respectively
  • Ryalls raced for 5:00.70 and earned a second place in the 500 freestyle
  • Scott, Ali Kea, Sofia Zinis, and Dolan took home the title in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:29.34

The Eagles’ next competition is the Terrier Invitational, hosted by Boston University, November 22 – 24.