ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, October 25. THE Navy women's swimming team (5-0) registered victories in 11 of 13 events and boasted five multi-event winners in a 136-105 victory over visiting UMBC (1-3) on Friday afternoon at Lejeune Hall. The Navy men were also victorious, winning by a final score of 169-126.
The Navy trio of Thuy-Mi Dunh (Jr., Anaheim Calif., Allison Ranzau (So., Alpharetta, Ga.) and Tara Chapmon (Jr., Virginia Beach, Va.) each collected victories in two individual events, while also swimming on the Mids to a meet-closing victory in the 400 free relay.
Dunh won both the 50 (25.92) and 100 free (57.61) events, Ranzau took the 200 back (2:21.76) and 200 free (2:04.38), while Chapmon won the 400 (4:21.84) and 800 free (8:56.82).
Desiree Robison (Sr., Tucson, Ariz.) and Mallory Dietrich (Jr. Pittsburgh, Pa.) also were double-event winners for Navy. Robison swept the diving boards, while Dietrich set the pace in both the 200 IM (2:23.42) and 200 breaststroke (2:37.14).
"Hats off to UMBC, they kept it very close throughout," said Navy women's swimming coach John Morrison. "Our diving really pulled us through today by going 1-2-3 on both boards. I couldn't be more proud of how our team fought right down to the end. We swam very well in the later events to really push us past them."
Navy now holds a 12-5 advantage in the all-time series against UMBC and has won nine of the 10 meets contested in Annapolis
The Midshipmen women return to action Nov. 8 when they travel to Lewisburg, Pa., to compete against league foes American, Bucknell and Lafayette.
Meanwhile, on the men's side, junior Adam Meyer (Bethesda, Md.) enjoyed a standout day, swimming to victories in three individual events to propel the Navy men's swimming team (5-0) to a 169-126 victory over visiting UMBC.
Meyer swept the two butterfly events, claiming the 100 in 57.07 and the 200 in 2:02.76, won the 200 breast (2:21.96) and also swam the second leg on the Midshipmen's meet-opening 200 medley relay victory.
Sophomores Erik Hunter (Placerville, Calif.) and Olaf Olson (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) were also multi-event winners for Navy. Hunter touched first in both the 400 (4:00.09) and 800 freestyle (8:23.23), while Olson swept both diving boards.
"Overall, I was pleased with the performance of our team," said Navy head coach Bill Roberts. "Adam deserves special mention for his efforts today. We are pleased with today's result, but there's still work to be done."
The Mids, off to a perfect 5-0 start in the dual meet season, won 11 of the 16 events to top the reigning America East champion Retrievers for a fifth straight time. Navy now holds a 14-2 advantage in the all-time series and has won seven of the eight meets held in Lejeune Hall.
The Navy men's team will continue its season Nov. 8 when it travels to Lewisburg, Pa., to compete against league foes American, Bucknell and Lafayette.
Special thanks to Navy for contributing this report.