DIII Swimming Weekly Recap

We hope everyone had a happy holiday season, filled with family, food, and lots of swimming. 2012 is upon us, and Division III is still swimming just as fast as ever. While some teams are getting still away in warmer places, or just getting back, others are at their home pools, surfing through familiar waters. And while most coaches are glad to have their swimmers in the water, the pressure is on. Conference season is closer than ever, and coaches and swimmers are throwing everything they have into the water. And even in the midst of all this intense training, some teams are still managing to post some pretty fast times.

In the big rivalry meet of the weekend, Amherst faced off against Williams: The Amherst men win 145 to 98, Williams Women win 185 to 115. On the men’s side, the Amherst men, Conor Deveny, Ben McBratney, Tyler Bulakul, and Nick Egan won the 400 medley relay with a 3:28.06, out-touching William’s Philip Treesh, Paul Dyrkacz, Thad Ricotta, and Will Brown who went 3:29.06. Senior from Amherst Tim White won the 1000 free with a time of 9:37.86, and the 500 free with a time of 4:36.12. Tom Vieth of Williams won the men’s 200 free with a B-cut time of 1:40.69, and he also won the 100 free with a time of 46.87. William’s Paul Dyrkacz won the 200 IM with a B-cut time of 1:53.27. Freshman from Amherst, Michael Rochford won the 200 fly with a time of 1:56.08. Conor Deveney, another freshman from Amherst won the men’s 200 back with a time of 1:52.99. In a close race, Amherst’s Connor Beaulieu won the men’s 200 breast with a time of 2:09.62, and William’s Christopher Corbett came in second with a 2:09.76. To finish up on the men’s side, Williams won the 400 free relay with Will Brown, Philip Treesh, Paul Dyrkacz, and Tom Vieth going 3:08.67. On the women’s side, the Williams women, Sarah Thompson, Caroline Wilson, Logan Todhunter, and Carolyn Geller started off the meet strong in the 400 medley relay with a B-cut time of 1:46.49. Caroline Wilson also won the 1000 free with a time of 10:15.70, and freshman Sarah Thompson won the 200 free with a B-cut time of 1:52.70. Freshman Sabrina Lee of Amherst won the 100 back with a time of 58.62. Teammate Courtney Flynn won the 100 breast with a time of 1:07.33. Logan Todhunter of Williams won the women’s 200 fly with an A-cut time of 2:01.12, and her teammate Kathryn Ha came in second with a B-cut time of 2:07.83. Caroline Geller of Williams won the 50 free with a time of 24.58, and she won the 100 free with a time of 52.93. Caroline Wilson won the 200 breast with a B-cut time of 2:22.00, and Courtney Flynn of Amherst came in second with a B-cut time of 2:23.95. Sarah Thompson won the 500 free with a time of 5:01.63. Logan Todhunter continued to dominate, winning the 100 fly with an A-cut time of 55.56. The Williams women finished off the meet with a B-cut in their 400 free relay, with Sarah Thompson, Caroline Wilson, Logan Todhunter, and Carolyn Geller going 3:31.79.

1/6/12 Kalamazoo versus Hope College: The Hope women won, 126 to 115, and the Kalamazoo men won 139 to 98. The women started off strong with Katie Grue, Kate Chamberlain, Loren Weber, and Taryn Edsall going 1:51.92 in their 200 medley relay. Joshua Grabijas of Hope won the men’s 1000 free with a time of 9:57.59. Libby Westrate of Hope won the women’s 50 free with a time of 24.67, and later won the 100 free with a time of 53.95. Patrick Frayer of Hope won the men’s 50 free, going 21.91. Katie Grue of KZOO won the women’s 100 fly with a time of 1:00.40. Kevin Lodewyk of KZOO won the men’s 100 fly with a time of 52.93. Nicholas Hazekamp of Hope won the men’s 100 back with a time of 53.88. Chris Manning of KZOO won the men’s 100 breast with a time of 59.39. The Hope women finished off the meet with a win in the 400 free relay, with Erin Holstad, Chelsea Wiese, Bethany Schmall, and Libby Westrate going 3:41.02.

1/7/12 The very next day, Kalamazoo faced off against the University of Chicago. The Chicago men won 214 to 86, and the Chicago women won 209 to 90. The Chicago women just barely beat out the KZOO women in the 200 medley relay, with Tara Levens, Cathy Chen, Tiffany Ho, and Jenny Hill going 1:53.15, and Katie Grue, Kate Chamberlain, Loren Weber, and Taryn Edsall going 1:53.54. The Chicago men also just barely beat the KZOO men, with Robert Vanneste, Nick Santoro, Eric Hallman, and Marius Aleksa going 1:37.26, while Dylan Shearer, Chris Manning, Kevin Lodewyk, and Nick Smith going 1:37.63. Freshman from Chicago, Andrew Saloman won the men’s 200 free with a time of 1:45.60. Vivian Yuen of Chicago won the women’s 100 back with a time of 1:00.71, and later won the 200 IM with a time of 2:12.43. Kate Chamberlain of KZOO won the women’s 100 breast with a time of 1:09.78, just barely out-touching Karen Chen of Chicago, who went a 1:09.79. Freshman from Chicago, Andrew Angeles, won the men’s 100 breast with a time of 57.29, and later won the 200 breast with a time of 2:06.96. Senior, Tara Levens of Chicago won the women’s 50 free with a time of 24.93, and later won the women’s 200 back with a time of 2:12.06. Senior from Chicago, Marius Aleksa won the men’s 50 free with a time of 21.68. Bizzy Millen, a freshman from Chicago won the women’s 100 free with a time of  54.21. In another close race, Chicago’s Kelly Runyan won the women’s 500 free with a time of 5:24.58, just barely beating out KZOO’s Christine Lewis who went 5:24.80. Eric Hallman of Chicago won the men’s 200 IM with a time of 1:56.79.

1/7/12 Hartwick, Springfield, and Union face off in a tri-meet. Hartwick won against the Pride, going 177 to 66, and they beat the Dutchmen, going 160 to 83. The Hartwick women won against Union, going 119 to 11, while the Springfield women won against Hartwick, going 155 to 86. The Springfield women started off the meet well, winning a close race against Hartwick in the 400 medley relay. Springfield’s Kelsey Poole, Nicolle Stracqualursi, Kaitlin Reilly, and Amanda Shaw went 4:13.13, and Hartwick’s Gwendolyn Mathias, Clare Nelson, Stephanie Ha, and Maddy Quick went 4:13.81. Kenny Kleso of Hartwick won the men’s 1000 free with a time of 10:01.46, while his teammate Luke Grunewald came in second with a 10:01.79, leaving Adam Herzog of Union to claim second with a 10:02.26. Freshman from Hartwick, Kaitlyn Campbell won the women’s 200 free with a time of 2:00.96. Michael Phillips of Hartwick won the men’s 200 free with a time of 1:45.59, and later won the men’s 200 breast with a time of 2:15.88. Springfield’s Kellie Pennington won the women’s 50 free with a time of 24.33, as well as the women’s 100 free with a time of 54.30. Stephanie Ha of Hartwick won the women’s 200 IM with a time of 2:15.55. Zack Wahl of Union won the men’s 200 fly with a time of 1:58.81. Cody Cupit of Hartwick won the men’s 200 back with a time of 1:59.80. The Springfield women finished up the meet with Kaitlin Reilly, Jaclyn Van Waalwijk, Caroline Kosciusko, and Kellie Pennington going 3:45.35 in the 400 free relay. The Hartwick men, Miles Blaney, John Wojtech, Kaird Durocher, and Lydon Schultz won the men’s 400 free relay with a time of 3:17.47.

1/7/12 The Denison and Ohio University women faced off against each other, with Division I Ohio winning 186 to 101. Alyssa Swanson of Denison went 1:52.63 in her 200 free, placing second, and she also placed second in the 100 free with a 52.62. Laurel Brabson placed second in the 200 fly with a time of 2:07.10. Morgan Nuess placed third in the 50 free with a time of 24.27. Emily Schroeder placed second in the 200 back with a time of 2:07.27, and in her 400 IM she swam a quick 4:36.01. The Denison women finished up with the 400 free relay, with Brenna Broadus, Morgan Nuess, Marit Wangstad, and Alyssa Swanson going 3:33.50.

1/7/12 St. Olaf hosted a men’s tri-meet with Macalester and Hamline this weekend. St. Olaf beat Hamline 89 to 22, as well as Macalester 93 to 30, while Macalester beat Hamline 81 to 37. Michael Gratz of St. Olaf won the men’s 100 free with a time of 9:59.40. Joel Money of St. Olaf won the 100 back with a time of 56.54. Joel Money of St. Olaf won the men’s 200 breast with a time of 2:19.37. Ben Kosieradzki won the 100 fly with a time of 57.44, and Ben Smidt of Hamline came in second with a 59.29.

1/7/12 Redlands faced off against Cal-Tech, with Redlands winning on the women’s side 183 to 52, and on the men’s side 176 to 58. The Redlands men started off the meet with Jeff Depew, Collin Gladys, Chris Depew, and Tyler Harp going 1:40.17 in the 200 medley relay. Clint Freeman of Redlands won the men’s 200 free with a 1:55.82. Chandra Lukes of Redlands won the women’s 50 free with a time of 25.41. Margo Macready of Redlands won the women’s 200 IM with a time of 2:14.88, with Jacqueline Masehi-Lano of the Cal-Tech Beavers coming in second with a 2:16.20. Jeff Depew of Redlands won the men’s 200 IM with a 2:04.79. Collin Gladys if Redlands won the men’s 100 fly with a time of 54.87. In a close race, Caitlin Regan of Cal-Tech won the women’s 100 free with a 58.28, and Joy Corona of Redlands came in second with a 58.86. Ben Ballard of Redlands won the men’s 100 back with a time of 56.97. Jennifer Bates, Lauren Craig, Margo Macready, and Jaime Nippert finished the meet with a 3:56.87 in their 400 free relay.

1/7/12 The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps faced off against Whittier College this weekend, with CMS winning the women’s meet 185 to 51, and the men’s side 182 to 49. The CMS women started off the meet with Kate Bilotti, Emma Jones, Michele Kee, and LillyBelle Deer going 4:05.34 in the 400 medley relay. The CMS men followed that with Austin Hallett, Vincent Pai, Marc Blumberg, and Patrick Shultz going 3:35.96 in their 400 medley relay. Erin Bartholomew of Whittier won the women’s 1000 free with a 11:01.26. Freshman from CMS, Brett Berger, won the men’s 1000 free with a 9:55.79. LillyBelle Deer, freshman from CMS, won the women’s 200 free with a 1:59.21, and she later won the 500 free with a 5:19.55. In a close race, freshman Alex Mendosa of CMS beat out senior from CMS Austin Hallett in the 200 free, with Mendosa going 1:47.41, and Hallett going 1:47.82. Mendosa later won the men’s 500 free with a 4:51.18. Olivia Graham of CMS won the women’s 200 IM with a 2:17.54. In another close race, Austin Hallett was beat out by another CMS freshman, Patrick Shultz, in the 100 fly, with Hallett going 53.72, and Shultz going 53.14. Emma Jones of CMS won the women’s 100 free with a 54.89. Freshman from CMS, Cameron Whiting, won the men’s 100 free with a 48.69. Helen Liu of CMS won the women’s 100 back with a 1:01.74. Brad Perfect of CMS won the men’s 100 breast with a time of 1:01.53. The CMS men finished off the meet with Jordan Liberman, Cameron Whiting, Devin Bowers, and Jeffrey McNerney going 3:15.79 in the 400 free relay.

1/8/12 The University of Scranton had a meet against the US Merchant Marine Academy, with the USMMA winning the men’s side 155 to 104, and the Scranton women winning 180 to 76. The Scranton women started off strong, with Sara Franciscovich, Paige Agnello, Carolyn Gillespie, and Kelsy McAnelly going 4:15.54 in the 400 medley relay. The USMMA men, Kevin Lindgren, John Fields, Frank Vita, and Sean Minor went a 3:37.73 in their 400 medley relay. Colleen Logan of Scranton won the women’s 1000 free with a time of 11:42.78. In a close race, Aloysius Vita of USMMA just barely beat out Scranton’s Marc Dezii in the 200 free, with Vita going 1:48.20, and Dezii going 1:48.72. Sara Franciscovich won the women’s 100 back with a 1:03.48. Freshman Kevin Lindgren of USMMA won the men’s 100 back with a 55.49, and the 200 back with a 1:55.48. In another close race, freshman from Scranton John Hughes beat out USMMA’s senior John Fields in the 100 breast, with Hughes going 1:01.51, and Fields going 1:01.54. Fields later won the 200 breast with a 2:16.41. Jacqueline White of USMMA won the women’s 200 fly with a 2:22.00. Scranton’s Jean Park won the women’s 100 free with a time of 57.81.  Freshman from Scranton, Kaitlyn Maloney won the women’s 500 free with a 5:38.80. Frank Vita of USMMA won the men’s 100 fly with a 52.58.

So as we welcome a new year, we set our focus on the fast approaching conference and national meet. With so many strong competitors, the chill in the air can’t match the fire in the hearts of swimmers and coaches alike. Best of luck to everyone this week! Keep swimming fast and staying strong. And as always, if you have any questions, or if you would like to see your school featured in the weekly recap, contact us at staff@d3swimming.com with a brief description of what to look for. Swim fast everyone!

-Stephen Clendenin

D3Swimming.com

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