Towson, Georgetown and William and Mary Renew Rivalry in Weekend Tri-Meet

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 19. TOWSON’S women’s swimming and diving team defeated both Georgetown and William and Mary on Saturday, while the men defeated Georgetown but fell to William and Mary.

Towson Press Release

Competing in its first road dual meets of the season, the Towson University women’s swimming and diving team defeated Georgetown 247-53 and William & Mary 221-73 Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers (4-0, 1-0 CAA) received wins from senior Kaitlin Burke in the 200-yard freestyle (time of 1:51.50), the 500-yard freestyle (4:56.85) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:06.30) to lead the way and impress Tiger Head Coach Pat Mead.

“We had a solid effort from our women today,” he said. “Burke led the way with three wins, but we also got great performances from Charlotte Holz, Macey Arnold and Kendall Towe.”

Holz won the 100-yard backstroke in 57.93 and the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.62.

The freshman Arnold placed second in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle and also was fourth in the 50-yard freestyle.

Towe, a senior, won the 200-yard butterfly in 2:01.82.

The Tigers next face Old Dominion next Saturday at home beginning at 1 p.m.

The Towson University men’s swimming and diving team competed in its first road dual meets of the season on Saturday afternoon, defeating the host Georgetown Hoyas 205-79 but falling to William & Mary 162-122.

The Tigers (3-1, 0-1 CAA) got outstanding performances from a trio of freshmen to lead a strong overall performance. Towson has already matched its total wins from last season with the victory over Georgetown.

“The freshmen are leading the way and making us a much improved men’s team,” Tiger Head Coach Pat Mead said. “We need a bit more production from our upperclassmen.”

Nick Breschi, Brandon Ress and Jeremy Liu were strong for the Tigers. Breschi was second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 52.76 and second in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:55.30.

Ress won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:41.77, while Liu won the 100-yard breaststroke in 58.78.

In the 500-yard freestyle, junior Matt Lowe won with a time of 4:39.62. Lowe also won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:53.98.

The Tigers next face Old Dominion next Saturday at home beginning at 1 p.m.

Georgetown Press Release

The Georgetown University men’s and women’s swimming and diving team finished competition against William & Mary and Towson on Saturday afternoon at McCarthy Pool on Saturday afternoon. The Hoyas men fell to the Tribe, 198-64 and to Towson, 205-79. The women fell to William & Mary, 221-73 and to Towson, 247-53.

The Hoyas women’s finished third in the 200 yard medley relay, as Kathleen Duncalf, Maryellen Campbell, Erin Timochenko and Erica Fabbri finished in a time of 1:49.66. The Hoyas men’s 200 yard medley relay squad finished second in a time of Michael Young, Christian Kilgore, Martin Vanin and Matthew Mandel in 1:35.52

Austin Evenson took third place in the meet’s fourth event, the men’s 1000 yard freestyle, in 9:46.90. He would later finish fourth in the 500 yard freestyle in 4:47.45. In the men’s 100 yard backstroke, Michael Ng finished in second place in a time of 52.19. Two events late, Christian Kilgore finished fourth in the 100 yard breaststroke in 59.96. In the 14th event, Michael Smigelski finished fourth in the 50 yard freestyle in 22.16.

In the 26th event, the 100 yard butterfly, Vanin and David Chung finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Vanin finished in 51.97, while Chung finished in 52.68.

On the women’s side, Molly Gaynor finished fifth in the 200 yard butterfly in 2:10.29. Later in the meet, Kathleen Duncalf finished fifth in the 200 yard backstroke in a time of 59.68. Lauren Kahan finished second in the one-meter diving competition with a final score of 224.85.

The Hoyas return to McCarthy Pool next Saturday, when they host Yale with the first event starting at 1 p.m.

William and Mary Press Release

The William and Mary women’s swimming team split its two meets on the road Saturday, falling to Towson, 221-73, but defeated host Georgetown handily, 207-87. The Tribe won 16 of the 32 events contested between the two meets in improving to 2-1 on the year, 0-1 in the CAA. Towson improved to 4-0 (1-0 CAA), while Georgetown fell to 0-3 overall.

In addition to the victories, the Tribe had three outstanding performances on a time basis. Junior Megan Howard (McLean, Va.) swam the 50 free in 23.75, tying the pool record originally set by W&M’s Katie Radloff ’10. In the 100 back, freshman Sophie Rittenhouse (London, England) timed 58.11 seconds to rank as the 13th-fastest swimmer in school history. The 200 medley relay of Rittenhouse, Courtney Mizerak (Manassas, Va.), Howard, and Jaimie Miller (Houston, Texas) also swam the 13th-fastest performance ever, touching the wall in 1:45.90 to defeat Georgetown and finish second to Towson.

Howard led the team with three individual wins, two of them coming in her record-setting 50 free, and the third in the 100 fly over Georgetown in 57.50. She also swam on both of the Tribe’s winning relays against the Hoyas, teaming up with Miller, Jen Bentley (Jamestown, N.Y.) and Jessie Ustjanauskas (West Hartford, Conn.) to win the 400 free relay in 3:31.71 in addition to her spot on the 200 medley relay. Three swimmers each won a pair of individual races, led by junior Liz Glenn’s (Greenwood Village, Colo.) sweep of the 200 back in 2:04.36. After her turn on the 200 medley, Mizerak won both the 100 breast, in 1:08.20, and the 200 IM in 2:13.18, both against the Hoyas.

Also winning a pair against Georgetown was sophomore Hannah Vester (Cincinnati, Ohio). She touched the wall first in 10:38.20, and then came back in the 500 free to win in 5:12.88. Rittenhouse’s outstanding time in the 100 back gave her victory over Georgetown, and individual victories also went to the three other relay winners against the Hoyas. Miller took the 100 free in 53.04 seconds, while Bentley was the winner in the 200 free with a time of 1:55.51. Ustjanauskas proved best in the 200 fly in 2:07.57, and freshman Allie Christy (Williamsburg, Va.) timed 2:29.34 to complete the winners in the 200 breast.

William and Mary is back in action in two weeks, competing at the CAA Pod Meet in Harrisonburg, Va., on Nov. 1-2. The Tribe will be facing James Madison, Delaware, and UNCW the two-day meet.

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