Penn State Men's And Women's Swimming and Diving Sweeps West Chester at McCoy Natatorium
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (Nov. 23, 2004) - The Penn State men's and women's swimming and diving teams both improved to 3-1 on the season as the Nittany Lions swept a double-dual meet from West Chester Tuesday afternoon at McCoy Natatorium.
The 17th-ranked women won 181-108, and the men won 169-120. Junior Amberle Biedermann (Colorado Springs, Colo.) led the way for the women with the best time in three events, while sophomore Margy Keefe (Cincinnati, Ohio), junior Sarah Haupt (Carlisle, Pa.), senior Courtney Stanchock (Bloomsburg, Pa.), freshman Lauren Preyss (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), senior Alison Riccobono (Ypsilanti, Mich.), senior Larissa Kavchok (Emmaus, Pa.), sophomore Erin Morris (Ft. Wayne, Ind.) and senior Deirdre Dlugonski (Washington, Pa.) all came away with two wins each.
Senior Daryl Northrop (Verona, N.J.) led the men with wins in four different events. He was followed by senior Dustin Thompson (Munster, Ind.), junior Shawn McLin (Sinking Spring, Pa.), freshman Kyle Miranda (Louisville, Pa.) and senior Patrik Johansson (Lund, Sweden) with three wins each.
Biedermann won the 200-yard butterfly in 2 minutes, 5.23 seconds, before also coming up with the best time in the 100 butterfly in 56.69. The 100 butterfly was raced as an exhibition after the Nittany Lions jumped out to a big lead. Biedermann was also on the winning 200 medley relay (1:43.33) team with Haupt, senior Kristen Woodring (Sinking Spring, Pa.) and Dlugonski.
Winning her first career event was freshman Molly Crispell (Boalsburg, Pa.). She won the 200 freestyle in 1:51.43.
Keefe took first in the 1000 freestyle in 9:58.37, and then finished first in the 500 free in 4:55.13.
Haupt came away with wins in the 100 backstroke (57.47) and 200 medley relay. Stanchock took first in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.19) and 200 breaststroke (2:20.07). Preyss won the 50 freestyle (24.18) and the 200 freestyle relay (1:35.22) with Dlugonski, Kavchok and sophomore Genie Cheng (Oak Park, Calif.).
Riccobono won both the 1- and 3-meter diving board competitions with scores of 278.48 and 294.90, respectively.
Kavchok took first in the 100 freestyle (51.94) and the 200 freestyle relay. Morris won the 200 backstroke (2:02.60) and the 200 IM (2:06.13).
Northrop paced two relays and won two individual events for the men. He led McLin, Miranda and Johansson in the 200 medley relay in 1:31.41. He won the 50 freestyle (20.83) and the 100 freestyle (46.21) before leading freshman Sean Swanepoel (KZN, South Africa), sophomore Dan Kaiserian (Radnor, Pa.) and Johansson in the 200 freestyle relay (1:23.78).
Thompson came away with wins in the 100 freestyle (9:33.11), the 200 butterfly (1:54.02) and the 500 freestyle (4:38.88).
Freshman Josh Graham (Newport News, Va.) won the 200 freestyle (1:40.46). McLin took first in the 100 backstroke (50.18), the 200 backstroke (1:50.50) and the 200 medley relay.
Miranda won the 100 breaststroke (57.52), 200 breaststroke (2:04.86) and the 200 medley relay. Junior Marc Gastaldo (Winslow, Main) and senior Adam Pierce (Conroe, Texas) swept the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions, respectively. Gastaldo won the 1-meter event with 287.10, and Pierce won on the 3-meter board with 359.85.
Johansson won the 100 butterfly (50.97), the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay. Freshman Sean Biedermann (Colorado Springs, Colo.) capped off the event with a win in the 200 IM (1:53.56).
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