– Following a successful first day at the Pitt Invitational, the Mountaineer swimming and diving squads followed their day one performance in day two, scoring victories in seven events at Trees Pool in Pittsburgh.
The women’s relay teams built off their first day of success, the 200 medley team of junior Danielle Smith
, sophomore Jenelle Zee
, sophomore Julie Ogden
and junior Eva Burlingham
won the event with a time of 1:42.26. The team of senior Nikki Vetterlein
, senior Breanna McCann
, senior Mandie Nugent
, and freshman Jaimee Gillmore
took fourth with a time of 1:44.55. In the 800 free relay, the team of Burnett, senior Kata Fodor
, Nugent, and Smith won the event with a time of 7:18.17.
The men’s relay teams also followed day one with strong showings. The 200 medley relay team of freshman Andrew Marsh
, sophomore Christopher Brill
, freshman Chase Williams
, and sophomore Julien Vialette placed third with a time of 1:33.19, while the team of freshman Jay Hickey
, freshman Aiden Fumagalli, senior Kyle Bandy
, and freshman Ross Glegg
took sixth with a time of 1:34.77. The best showing by the men’s relay teams came In the 800 free relay, with the team of sophomore Daeton Davenport
, senior Hugh Simmonds
, Glegg, and sophomore Nathan Cobbe
placing second with a time of 6:36.84.
The women’s swimmers continued their success in day two as well. In the 100 fly, Nugent, Ogden, and freshman Natalie Johnsen
placed first (54.24), third (54.86), and seventh (57.00), respectively. In the 200 free, Burnett earned crucial points for the Mountaineers, winning the consolation final with a time of 1.50.78. In the 100 breast Zee scored a victory for the Mountaineers with a time of 1:02.33, freshman Morgan Emter
added a fifth place finish in that event with a time of 1:05.12. Smith was also victorious for the Mountaineers, winning the 100 back with a time of 54.02, Vetterlein added a third place finish in that event with a time of 55.68.
For the men’s swimmers, Brill won the 100 breast with a time of 56.84, with Fumagalli and Peter Murto
adding fifth (58.98), and sixth (59.17) place finishes, respectively. In the men’s 100 fly, Williams and Marsh took fourth (51.01) and sixth (51.38), respectively. In the 200 free, Glegg took fourth with a time of 1:39.67.
The diving squads also found success for a second consecutive day. In the men’s 1 meter, junior Richard Pokorny
took second with a score of 293.15, and freshman Christian Parker
took sixth with a score 267.80. In the women’s 3 meter, sophomore Haily VandePoel
won the event with a score of 278.35.
The teams are back in action tomorrow for the third and final day of the Pitt Invitational. A complete recap of all the action can be found at WVUsports.com.