WILMINGTON, North Carolina, November 4. THE UNC Wilmington men and women's swimming and diving teams combined to win 16-of-24 events through two sessions to take commanding leads in this weekend's pod meets with Colonial Athletic Association foes James Madison and Towson.
Senior Melissa Milstead won two individual events and swam a leg of a relay to pace UNCW on women's side. The Wilmington, N.C. native won the 200 IM with a season-best time of 2:10.06 and later claimed the 100 Breaststroke (1:08.05).
Fellow senior Sarah Beth Schooley also posted three wins taking the 100 Backstroke with a season-best 59.64 seconds and swimming on the first-place 200 Freestyle (1:37.47) and 400 Medley Relay (3:57.85) with Milstead.
UNCW sophomore Danielle Mortensen cruised to a win, by more than 17 seconds, in the 1650 Freestyle (17:17.90),
On the men's side, senior sprinter Eric Boyer won the 50 Freestyle by posting a season-best time of 21.36 while also swimming the anchor led of the winning 200 Freestyle Relay (1:25.18).
UNCW seniors Tim Lane and Grey Liston added impressive performances in winning the 200 Freestyle (1:42.67) and 100 Fly (52.67) events, respectively.
In diving action, sophomore Annalisa Nieuwsma helped the Lady Seahawks by winning the 3-meter dive with a career-high 236 points. Sophomore Sean Corbet won the 1-meter board with a total of 210 points.
The final session of the pod meet begins at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Men: UNC Wilmington 120, James Madison 99; UNC Wilmington 168, Towson 53; James Madison 146.5, Towson 72.5
Women: UNC Wilmington 155, James Madison 61; UNC Wilmington 144, Towson 77; Towson 161, James Madison 61