Christa Weaver Turns in Triple as Vermont Downs Wagner

BURLINGTON, Vermont, October 13. FRESHMAN Christa Weaver won three individual events to help the University of Vermont swimming and diving team earn a 177-121 victory over visiting Wagner on Saturday afternoon. Saturday marked the first home meet of the season for the Catamounts, who improve to 3-1 on the year.

Vermont took the top two spots in six different events and won a total of 10 races on the day. Weaver swept the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events on the day. She won the 50 in a time of 24.23 and was followed by classmate Diane Brown (25.07) in second. Weaver set a new UVM freshmen record in the 100 with a time of 52.39, breaking her sister Kate's mark that was set in 2007. The Cats went 1-2-3 in the 100, as Brown (54.31) and Andie Blaser (54.37) came in second and third. Weaver also won the 200 free in 1:53.76.

Senior Kailey Gardner took the top spot in the 1,000 freestyle in 10:35.76, while freshman Carah McClure was second (10:44.26). Chelsea Krisanda won the 400 IM in a time of 4:33.92 and was followed in second by Gardner (4:36.40). The Catamounts also took the top two spots in the 100 breaststroke, led by Emily Metta (1:08.77) and Eva Wimberley (1:10.55).

Sophomore Samantha Russo claimed the top spot in the one meter dive with a score of 209.17, while classmate Ilsa Feierabend won the 200 backstroke in 2:07.49. Freshman Lauren Becker wrapped up the Vermont individual victories with a win in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:31.33.

UVM also opened the meet by going 1-2 in the 200 medley relay, led by the squad of Feierabend, Metta, Blaser and Brown in a time of 1:50.23.

The Catamounts return to action next Saturday when they travel to face America East rival New Hampshire starting at 11 a.m.

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