NCAA Div. I: Pittsburgh Sweeps Villanova

VILLANOVA, PA. ON Saturday, Jan. 20, the Villanova University men's and women's swimming & diving teams hosted the University of Pittsburgh in the Wildcats' final home meet of the 2000-2001 season. It was the last home meet for seven Villanova seniors, including Brian Mulligan, Duane Couture, Kristen Olson, Katherine Volz, Katie Gannon, Danielle Macejka, and Katie Armitage.

The spotlight also shined bright on sophomore Maddy Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa./ Germantown Academy), who returned for her first meet back with the Wildcats since 1999. Following a tremendous freshman campaign in 1998-99 that saw her claim an NCAA title, Crippen redshirted the 1999-2000 season to train for the Olympics. She went on to earn an Olympic berth, becoming the first Villanova female to compete for the United States Olympic Swim Team.

Despite the many highlights of the day for the Wildcats, Pittsburgh came out victorious on both the men's and women's sides. The Panther women defeated Villanova by the score of 131-112, squeezing by the `Cats with a win in the afternoon's final relay event. The Pittsburgh men beat the Wildcat men by the score of 164-71.

The big winner on Saturday for the Villanova women was Crippen, who won all three of her events. She took first place finished in the 200 yard individual medley (2:06.70), the 500 yard freestyle (4:58.16), and the 100 yard breaststroke (1:04.78).

Olson claimed two victories in the meet, winning both the 50 (23.98) and 100 (52.62) yard freestyles. The final individual win for the Wildcats came from freshman Becky Koch, who took the 200 yard freestyle (1:54.57).

On the men's side, Villanova had two individual victories on Saturday, with Mulligan winning the one-meter dive (289.27), and freshman James Wolczynski taking the 500 yard freestyle (4:47.65).

In relay competition, the Wildcat men's 400 yard freestyle relay team tallied a victory, crossing the finish line in 3:16.75.

Several other Villanova men posted solid individual performances as well, with Couture (200 freestyle), Peter Klimas (100 freestyle), and Jared Rummel (100 breaststroke) each recording second place finished.

The Wildcat swimming & diving team will get back into action on Friday, Jan. 26, traveling to Fairfax, Va., to take on George Mason at 5:00 p.m

RESULTS

Pittsburgh 164, Villanova 60

400 Medley Relay
1. Pittsburgh, 3:28.42
2. Pittsburgh, 3:33.51
3. Pittsburgh, 3:33.51
4. Villanova, 3:35.50

1000 Freestyle
1. Max von Bodungen, Pitt 9:56.30
2. Chris Hurt, Pitt 10:02.24
3. Randy Gertenbach, Pitt 10:08.02
4. Ryan Costella, Vnova 10:11.94

200 Freestyle
1. Mike Grube, Pitt 1:42.24
2. Duane Courture, Vnova 1:45.63
3. Eric Limkemann, Pitt 1:45.79
4. Patrick Shedlock, Pitt 1:45.85

50 Freestyle
1. Michael Demos, Pitt 21.22
2. Miah Heath, Pitt 21.32
3. Adam Webber, Pitt 21.71
4. Peter Klimas, Vnova 21.73

200 IM
1. Will Eden, Pitt 1:55.28
2. Kenny Shellhorse, Pitt 1:58.39
3. Adrew Harbuck, Vnova 1:59.64
4. Steve North, Pitt 2:01.16

1-meter Diving
1. Brian Mulligan, Vnova 289.27
2. Michael Wells, Pitt 288.67
3. Matt Schwartz, Pitt 285.15
4. Blair Beal, Pitt 270.84

100 Butterfly
1. Patrick Shedlock, Pitt 52.26
2. Adrian Figueroa, Pitt 52.91
3. Adam Walchak, Vnova 52.96
4. Ryan Jackson, Pitt 53.20

100 Freestyle
1. Adam Webber, Pitt 47.18
2. Peter Klimas, Vnova 48.23
3. Duane Couture, Vnova 48.28
4. Michael Demos, Pitt 48.38

100 Backstroke
1. Eric Drummond, Pitt 53.67
2. Arda Kostem, Pitt 55.07
3. Steve Costlow, Pitt 55.37
4. Eric Limkemann, Pitt 55.57
5. Justin Buland, Vnova 55.89

500 Freestyle
1. James Wolczynski, Vnova 4:47.65
2. Ryan Rahaeuser, Pitt 4:51.31
3. Steve Siler, Pitt 4:53.21
4. Chris Hurt, Pitt 4:58.17

3-Meter Diving
1. Blair Beal, Pitt 304.87
2. Michael Wells, Pitt 300.75
3. Brian Mulligan, Vnova 258.22
4. Matt Schwartz, Pitt 233.52

100 Breaststroke
1. Randy Gertenbach, Pitt 59.52
2. Jared Rummel, Vnova 1:01.13
3. Justin Buland, Vnova 1:01.28
4. Robert Donovan, Pitt 1:01.48
ex- Mike Grube, Pitt 1:00.72

400 Free Relay
1. Villanova A- 3:16.75
ex- Pittsburgh C- 3:08.59
ex- Pittsburgh A- 3:08.93
ex- Pittsburgh B- 3:11.90

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