PRINCETON, NJ, Jan. 27. THE Princeton University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams returned from a seven week layoff to defeat Ivy League foe Dartmouth at DeNunzio Pool.
Swimming several unconventional events, the No. 25 women’s team notched a 152-118 victory, while the men won 116-92.
The women’s team (5-0), honoring their nine seniors at their last home meet, opened the competition with 1-2-3 sweeps of the 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle, and 400 individual medley. They never looked back.
Freshman Chrissy Macaulay led a well-balanced attack, posting victories in the 25 freestyle (11.37) and the 100 breaststroke (1:07.58).
Sophomore Stephanie Wright won the 400 IM (4:38.22). Juniors Chrissy Holland, Maura Bolger, and Molly Seto won the 50 breaststroke (31.33), 200 freestyle (1:57.51), and 100 backstroke (1:00.07) respectively. And Sandra Kamholz represented the Senior class, undefeated in four years of dual meet competition, winning the 100 fly (1:01.00).
The men’s team (5-0) was equally well-balanced, with swimmers from all four classes winning events. Junior Jesse Gage led the team with wins in the 75 freestyle (34.08) and 75 fly (37.39).
Juniors Carl Hessler and Pat Donohue won the 25 freestyle (10.14) and 75 backstroke (38.80) respectively.
Senior Kevin Volz dominated the field in the 300 freestyle (2:43.22), beating his closest opponent by almost 7 seconds, and Eric Carty-Fickes won the 1m diving competition.
Sophomore Mike Salerno finished first in the dreaded 600 IM (6:42.15). Freshman Jeremy Tillman won the 100 IM (53.38), and Justin Chiles took the 50 freestyle (21.76), the meet’s only "standard" event.
Both teams return to action next weekend with the HYP double-dual meet with rivals Harvard and Yale in New Haven, CT. The men swim at 7pm Friday and 2pm Saturday, while the women start at 7pm Saturday and 1pm Sunday.