Success in the swimming pool

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By Nicole Merigliano

The Union Men and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams took on Middlebury College in a dual-meet this past Saturday at the Alumni Gymnasium pool.

For the Dutchmen, the 200-yard meter relay team of Andrew Welch ‘15, David Sorensen ‘13, Billy Phillips ‘14 and Zach Wahl ‘14 placed first with a time of 1:37.93.

Welch placed first in two of his individual events, the 50-yard backstroke and the 100-yard backstroke, with times of 25.19 and 53.55 respectively. Phillips placed first in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 24.25. Wahl placed first in two of his individual events, the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard IM, with times of 52.37 and 55.47 respectively.

Matthew Hellauer ‘16 placed first in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle, with times of 1:47.47 and 4:53.82 respectively.  Matt Wahl ‘13 placed second in the 200-yard freestyle behind teammate Hellauer with a time of 1:48.46.

In regards to diving results, teammates Jeremy Sagaille ‘15 and Cameron Robertson ‘16 took first and second place, respectively, in the three-meter dive, with scores of 259.35 and 251.03.  Lastly, Navid Nowrouzi ‘16 placed second in the one-meter dive with a score of 247.79.

Overall, the Dutchmen defeated Middlebury 154-146 in the dual-meet.  The Dutchmen have now secured two consecutive victory meets as they defeated local-rival RPI 132-111 on Jan. 11 at the Alumni Gymnasium pool.The Dutchwomen are coming off of their first victory meet of the season as they also defeated RPI 132-105.

Competing against Middlebury, swimmer Anne Trojanowski ‘15 was the only Dutchwomen to place first as the team was defeated 74-221.  Trojanowski placed first in both the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle, with times of 1:59.07 and 5:16.88 respectively.  Danielle Proper ‘16 placed third in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:14.99.  Brittany Kenny ‘16 placed third in three events: 200-yard freestyle, 50-yard butterfly, and 100-yard IM, with times of 2:01.46, 28.67, and 1:04.43 respectively.  The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Trojanowski, Diana Fletcher ‘13, Danielle Young ‘14, and Janine Cerutti ‘16 earned third place.

In regards to diving results, Sarah Dimmit ‘16 took second place in the three-meter dive with a score of 244.72.

Both the Men and Women are on the road this upcoming weekend as they take on Hamilton College in a dual-meet this Saturday at 2 p.m.  Both teams then wrap up the regular season of swimming and diving with a home meet against Ithaca on Feb. 2.

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