W&J Women Edge Westminster In Final Race To Earn PAC Dual Meet
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Freshman Jessica Sweitzer (Laurel, Md./Seton Keough) nipped Westminster freshman Marina Rozick by less than a quarter of a second in the final women’s relay of the meet to lead Washington and Jefferson past the Titans 152-147 in PAC swimming & diving action on Wednesday evening.
The W&J women (4-0, 2-0 PAC) stretched their dual-meet win streak to 19. The Presidents have not lost a dual meet since January 16, 2010. In the men’s competition, Westminster collected a 160-121 triumph.
The women’s meet, which featured seven races where the margin of victory was less than one half of a second, was tied heading into the 400 freestyle relay and W&J came out victorious after seniors Ellie Tecza (Pittsburgh, Pa./Schenley) and C.J. Corcoran (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton), freshman Charlotte Lima (Brooklyn, N.Y./Choate Rosemary Hall) and Sweitzer teamed for the win in 3:43.33. The Titans’ runner-up relay finished in 3:43.56.
Corcoran, Lima, Sweitzer and sophomore Zoe Levenson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Allderdice) swam to an opening win in the 200 medley relay (1:51.99).
Corcoran also earned an individual win in the 50 freestyle (25.64), while Sweitzer claimed the 100 freestyle (55.63).
Senior Abbey Woodward (Beaver, Pa./Beaver) was the winner in both diving events, posting 205.25 points at 1-meter and 178.80 at three meters.
Freshman Sara Boldt (Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood) notched a victory in the 1000 freestyle (11:00.54), while junior Katlin Dagg (Mentor, Ohio/Hawken) posted a win in the 200 butterfly (2:14.39).
The men’s team was led by double winners, seniors Andy Rish (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) and Justin Weifenbach (Coraopolis, Pa./Montour). Rish captured the 100 (54.93) and 200 (2:01.63), while Weifenbach registered wins in both diving events (246.20 – 1 meter; 198.30 – 3 meters).
Senior Keyton Kalakewich (Edwards, Colo./Charleroi) picked up the only other W&J victory in the 50 freestyle (22.78).
W&J is back in action this weekend at the Carnegie Mellon Diving Invitational (Nov. 18 and 19) and the York (Pa.) Invitational (Nov. 19).