UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, October 14. BEHIND Molly Crispell and Abby Hoisington on the women’s side and Shawn McLin on the men’s side, Penn State swept West Virginia in its season-opening competition on Thursday night. The Nittany Lion women prevailed at McCoy Natatorium, 148-93, and the men notched a 165.5-67.5 triumph.
Hoisington, a freshman, won the 200 individual medley in 2:05.92 and added a victory in the 200 breaststroke with a swim of 2:21.72. As for Crispell, she doubled in the 200 and 500 freestyle events, going 1:50.98 and 4:58.85, respectively. Sarah Haupt contributed a first-place showing in the 50 free and Courtney Adlam bested the field in the one-meter diving discipline.
For the men, McLin posted a winning time of 1:41.94 in the 200 freestyle and Kyle Miranda was untouchable in the 200 breast, thanks to a mark of 2:07.28. Patrick Schirk, a rising star on the American scene in the backstroke events, won the 200 dorsal distance in 1:49.59. Mike Alderman took first in the one-meter diving event.