Men’s, women’s swimming falls to Ursinus

By Kevin Durso
January 23, 2013

For most of the season, the individual results have been there for the Cavaliers swim team. But once again, their team numbers weren’t enough to stand up to an opponent.

Both the men’s and women’s teams lost at their meet against Ursinus College on Saturday, Jan. 19. The men’s team lost, 107-59, while the women’s team fell, 106-61.

The men were led by sophomore Evan Strickland and freshman Sean Tallon. Both posted victories in the 200-yard individual medley and 500-yard freestyle respectively. Strickland won his race in 2:06.28 while Tallon claimed victory in 5:25.10.

Juniors Rocco Del Monte and Keith Marr both finished second in their individual events.

As a team, the Cavs finished second in the 400-yard medley with a time of 3:54.87.

The women’s team was paced by junior Breaghann Smith, who finished in the top three in two individual races, and junior Courtney Good. Smith broke a school record finishing in second in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 19:43.93. She also finished third in 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:01.35. Good won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:38.07.

Freshmen Alexis Drew and Jeanine Kohlbecker, sophomore Becki Barrett and junior Elyse Phillips all posted fourth-place finishes in their individual races.

The two teams combined for 13 personal records and one school record. However, the losses dropped the men’s team to 4-8 on the season and the women’s team to 1-12 on the season.

The swim team is back in action on Saturday, Jan. 26, when they travel to Swarthmore College. The meet is set to begin at 2 p.m.

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