W&J Women’s Swimming Opens With Victory; Men Fall To W. Va. Wesleyan
Washington, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson College women’s swimming and diving team began its 2011-12 season with a 134-92 win over West Virginia Wesleyan, while the W&J men fell 161-84 on Saturday afternoon at the Henry Memorial Natatorium.
The Presidents women were paced by freshman Jessica Sweitzer (Laurel, Md./Seton Keough) and senior Brittany Vogel (Butler, Pa./Butler). Sweitzer finished on top in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:59.27, along with the 100 freestyle (0:54.61) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:45.46). Vogel swam to victories in the 100 backstroke (1:02.36) 200-yard breaststroke (2:31.54), as well as the 200 individual medley.
Junior Kaitlin Dagg (Mentor, Ohio/Hawken) and Sara Boldt (Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood), were both victorious in two individual events. Boldt won the 1000 freestyle with a time of 11:06.90 and the 500 freestyle (5:24.41). Dagg came out on top of the 100 butterfly (1:01.55) and 200 butterfly (2:16.62). Dagg was also a part of the women’s 200-yard medley relay team that earned a first-place finish in a time of 1:53.95.
On the men’s side, senior Keyton Kalakewich (Edwards, Colo./Charleroi) earned a pair of victories, first in the 50 freestyle (0:22.33) and then the 100 freestyle (0:50.70).
Freshmen Ross Nappi (Mount Lebanon, Pa./Mount Lebanon) and Anthony Picozzi (Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) both earned points for the men’s squad. Nappi finished third in the 50 freestyle (0:24.27), 100 freestyle (0:53.70), and the 200 individual medley (2:20.63). Picozzi swam to second-place in the 50 freestyle (0:23.61) and was a member of the 400 freestyle relay team that finished second (3:34.18).
The W&J women’s swimming and diving team faces Chatham on Wednesday night (7:00 pm), while the W&J men will compete next at Baldwin-Wallace next Saturday at 1:00 pm.