GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania, November 18. COMPETING in their final dual meets of the first semester, the Gettysburg College swimming teams extended their undefeated records, sweeping Ursinus College in a Centennial Conference (CC) match-up.
The men's team (5-0, 3-0 CC) won 11 of 14 events to power its way to a 181-81 victory. The women's squad (6-0, 4-0 CC) captured a 147-115 decision over a previously-undefeated Ursinus team on the strength of six wins.
The Bears fell to 3-2 (1-2 CC) on the men's side and 4-1 (2-1 CC) in women's action.
Gettysburg's men have now won 17 straight dual meets dating back to the 2010-11 season while the Bullet women have captured 15 consecutive duals since the start of the 2011-12 campaign.
A trio of Bullets won two individual events to pace the men's team, which posted a 1-2-3 sweep in three individual events a 1-2 sweep in both relays. Freshman Tyler Gould (Darien, Conn./Darien) won the 100-butterfly (53.64) and the 200-butterfly (2:02.76) while sophomore Jason Potter (Darien, Conn./Darien) claimed both the 50-freestyle (21.64) and the 100-freestyle (48.80). Sophomore Mike Harmon (Shippensburg, Pa./home-schooled) added victories in the 200-backstroke (1:57.12) and the 200-IM (2:00.87).
Also earning individual wins were sophomore Ashton Leyens (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin) in the 200-freestyle (1:46.21), junior Adam Weinbrom (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) in the 100-backstroke (54.68), and sophomore Kevin Nicholson (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca) in the 200-breaststroke (2:17.91).
In relay action, Harmon, freshman Zack Milko (Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial), Gould, and sophomore Stu Cubbison (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Catholic) claimed the 200-medley in 2:00.00 while Leyens, junior Sean Staerk (Abington, Pa./Abington), Cubbison, and Potter claimed the 400-freestyle in 3:12.41.
Leading the women's team was freshman Marie Gingher (Boalsburg, Pa./State College), who won both the 100-breaststroke (1:09.23) and 200-breaststroke (2:31.21).
Three other Bullets notched individual victories. Sophomore Cooper Kearns (West Hartford, Conn./Miss Porter's School) won by 23 seconds in 10:53.35 in the 1,000-freestyle while senior Caroline Coolidge (West Hartford, Conn./Kingswood-Oxford) captured the 100-freestyle in 56.33. In addition, freshman Lea Candelmo (Oakland, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy) prevailed in the 500-freestyle (5:17.03).
Gettysburg closed the meet with a victory in the 400-freestyle relay, as senior Deirdre Purdy (Bedford, N.Y./Fox Lane), sophomore Ellie Houser (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin), Gingher, and Candelmo clocked a 3:46.76 to lead a 1-2 Gettysburg sweep.
The Bullets wrap up their first semester of competition when they host the two-day Final Fall Fast Festival Nov. 30-Dec. 1, taking on Dickinson College, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Mary Washington.
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