MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –
Senior Bryce Bohman
set a new pool record in the 100 back (48.90) as the West Virginia swimming and diving teams completed its Gold-Blue intrasquad dual-meet Saturday at the WVU Natatorium.
“It was a fun day. Obviously it’s supposed to be a light and fun environment and the teams raced well,” said coach Vic Riggs. “The highlight was Bryce’s 100 back. It’s always nice to break a pool record, especially when it was held by Pitt.”
In the first dual-meet opportunity for the teams, the Gold team won the meet with a final score of 231.5-199.5.
The meet started with the 200 mixed medley relay, as the Blue “A” team of Bohman, freshman Max Spencer
, junior Julie Ogden
and junior Courtney Parenti
won the event with a time of 1:39.89. Placing second was the Gold “A” team of senior Jake Querciagrossa
, junior Jenelle Zee
, senior Eva Burlingham
and junior Tim Squires
with a time of 1:41.79.
In the 200 free, sophomore Kelsey Frantz
placed first in the women’s event for the Gold team (1:57.30), followed closely by Blue team members, freshman Emma Skelley
(1:57.40) and freshman Mackenzie Braden
(1:57.69). In the men’s event, sophomore Ross Glegg
took the event for the Gold team with a time of 1:45.49, junior Nathan Cobbe
placed second for the Gold team (1:45.76), followed by sophomore Jake Iotte
for the Blue team (1:48.32).
In the 50 free, sophomore Jaimee Gillmore
won the event for the Gold team (24.36), followed by Parenti (25.13) and freshman Madison Wall
for the Gold team (26.26). Squires won the event for the men (21.29), followed by Bohman (21.42) and junior Julien Vialette
for the Blue team (21.61).
In the 200 IM, sophomore Natalie Johnsen
won the event for the women and the Blue team with a time of 2:14.11, followed by fellow Blue team member, sophomore Katie Murto
(2:16.43) and Zee (2:18.32). For the men, freshman Nate Carr
won the event for the Blue team (1:54.11), with Querciagrossa (1:54.26) and sophomore Chase Williams
for the Blue team (1:56.04) in second and third, respectively.
The second relay of the day was the 1000 free relay. The Blue “A” team of Skelley, Braden, Murto, and senior Hayley Kidd
won the event with a time of 10:07.11 for the women, while the Gold “B” team of freshman Nathan Howells
, sophomore Jay Hickey
, Cobbe, and freshman Frank Csonka
won the event for the men.
For the divers, the Gold team swept both of the boards. Junior Haily VandePoel
won both the 1-meter (311.30) and 3-meter (355.55) on the women’s side, while sophomore Keith Carmichael
won both the 1-meter (336.55) and the 3-meter (326.30) on the men’s side.
On the 1-meter board, junior Jennifer Rey
placed second (294.75) and sophomore Lindsay Schmidt
placed third (284.00) for both the Blue team and women’s teams. Also for the Blue team, senior Liam McLaughlin
placed second with a score of 315.55 on the men’s side.
On the 3-meter dive, Schmidt placed second (337.77) and sophomore Tori Taffner
placed third for the Gold team (325.80) on the women’s board, while McLaughlin placed second (307.20) on the men’s board.
In the 100 fly, Johnsen won the event for the women’s teams with a time of 59.39, while Ogden and Frantz placed second (59.43) and third (1:01.52) respectively. For the men, Williams won the event with a time of 51.53, followed by Howells (52.64) and freshman Austin Green
(53.47) for the Blue team.
In the 100 free, Gillmore won the event for the women (53.17), followed by Parenti (55.01) and Kidd (56.73). For the men, Squires took the event for his second win of the day for the men with a time of 45.83, while Vialette placed second (47.41) and Glegg placed third (47.57).
In the 100 back, Ogden took the event for the women (1:01.97) followed by freshman Ileana Ille
for the Gold team (1:05.30) and senior Danya Contreras
for the Gold team (1:07.29). Placing behind Bohman for the men were Querciagrossa (53.13) and Hickey (53.40).
In the women’s 500 free, Frantz narrowly edged out Skelley for the win in the event, they finished with times of 5:07.30 and 5:07.52, respectively, Braden followed in third with a time of 5:17.66. For the men, Cobbe took the event with a time of 4:46.38, with Carr placing second (4:47.43), and junior Daeton Davenport
placed third for the Gold team (4:49.48).
In the final individual event of the day, the 100 breast, Zee won the event for the women with a time of 1:07.92, with sophomore Morgan Emter
placing second for the Blue team (1:13.03) and junior Meredith Rogers
placing third for the Blue team (1:16.36). For the men, Spencer took the race with a time of 58.20, with junior Christopher Brill
placing second for the Gold team (58.88), Carr finished third in the event with a time of 59.92.
In the final event of the day, the mixed 200 Free Relay, The Gold “A” team of Squires, Burlingham, Gillmore, and Glegg won the event with a time of 1:30.43. The Blue “A” team of Bohman, Ogden, Parenti, and Vialette took second with a time of 1:32.15, while the Gold “B” team of Contreras, Csonka, Ille, and Cobbe placed third with a time of 1:36.20.
“Tim (Squires) swam really well today too,” said Riggs. “I saw some good things today. I also saw some other things that we need to improve on if we are going to be ready for Penn State in two weeks.”
The Mountaineers are back in action when they host the third annual West Virginia State Games next week on October 11-12, Day 1 of the meet is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Friday, while Day 2 is scheduled to kick off Saturday at 9 a.m. A full recap of all the action will be available on WVUsports.com.