Swimming and diving teams both win - The Behrend Beacon

Swimming and diving teams both win

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Author: Sean Neely (Assistant Sports Editor)

Men’s Swimming and Diving posted their first AMCC Conference win over the weekend defeating Penn State Altoona 90-37.  In the opening 200-medley relay, Daniel Simon, Jake Sherk, Clay Altemose, and Dane Dombrosky posted a time of 1:42.31.

Freshman Josh Schwab placed first in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 11:00.73, while Junior Brian Mong finished first in the 200 freestyle.

Earlier in the year, men’s swimming and diving lost to conference opponent Bethany College by a score of 103-56, from here the men went on to compile a 2-3 record and a first place showing at the Fredonia State Invitational.

The team now has three regular season meets left this season.

Conversely, women’s swimming and diving also had a successful weekend by also defeating Penn State Altoona. Sophomore Katie Siffrinn and Senior Anne Lawrence each won individual events highlighting an 87-64-event win.

With a time of 12:30.46, Siffrinn claimed first in the 1000 freestyle. Lawrence would then follow up Siffrinn’s victory with a victory in the 100 back-stroke.

In regular season meets, the women’s swimming and diving team have an overall record of 3-5, but much like the men, will hope to prepare for the final event at Grove City College which holds the AMCC Championship. 

The Women will also face Washington and Jefferson on Jan. 21.