Swimming Completes First Day of Quad Meet

  • By Jonathan Harkey
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  • November 08, 2013 11:09 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia Swimming and Diving teams completed the first day of competition at the Big 12/ACC Challenge quad meet at the Virginia Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville, Va.
Bryce Bohman
“It was a strong night for us. All of our men’s relay teams swam in-season best times,” said coach Vic Riggs. “Overall we had 80.5 percent in-season best times swimming against some very talented programs.”
The action started on the boards with both events for the men and women.
Junior Haily VandePoel placed fourth on the 1-meter with a score of 273.75 for the women, while sophomore Lindsay Schmidt placed sixth (246.15), sophomore Tori Taffner placed eighth (237.60), junior Jennifer Rey placed 11th (225.43) and freshman Kasey Stone placed 16th (166.43).
On the women’s 3-meter, Rey placed sixth (269.25) while VandePoel placed seventh (259.35), Schmidt placed 11th (228.45), Taffner placed 14th (211.05) and Stone placed 16th (190.73).
On the men’s 1-meter, senior Liam McLaughlin placed 11th with a score of 244.28, while sophomore Keith Carmichael placed 12th with a score of 208.72.
On the men’s 3-meter, McLaughlin placed 10th with a score of 263.85, while Carmichael placed 12th with a score of 254.85.
The swimming action started with the 200 free relay. For the women, the “A” team of sophomore Jaimee Gillmore, junior Courtney Parenti, junior Julie Ogden and senior Eva Burlingham finished ninth with a time of 1:37.55.
For the men’s 200 free relay, the “A” team of junior Tim Squires, sophomore Ross Glegg, senior Bryce Bohman and junior Julien Vialette placed third with a time of 1:21.18, while the “B” team of sophomore Andrew Marsh, freshman Frank Csonka, sophomore Jay Hickey and freshman Austin Green finished 10th with a time of 1:25.82.
In the men’s 200 IM, freshman Nate Carr placed 11th with a time of 1:52.53, followed by senior Jake Querciagrossa in 12th (1:53.68), junior Christopher Brill placed 15th (1:55.22) and sophomore Chase Williams placed 16th (1:55.47).
In the women’s 500 free, freshman Emma Skelley placed 12th with a time of 4:59.32, sophomore Kelsey Frantz took 14th (5:06.08) followed by freshman Mackenzie Braden in 15th (5:08.87).
In the men’s 500 free, junior Daeton Davenport placed 12th (4:37.86), freshman Nathan Howells placed 14th (4:43.43) and Carr placed 15th (4:44.14).
In the women’s 100 breast, junior Jenelle Zee placed 11th with a time of 1:05.31.
In the men’s 100 breast, Brill placed ninth (57.75), while sophomore Jake Iotte placed 12th (58.77), sophomore Aidan Fumagalli placed 15th (59.44) and Green placed 16th (59.73).
In the men’s 200 back, Bohman took fifth with a time of 1:47.87. Hickey placed 12th (1:51.15), while Querciagrossa placed 14th (1:53.54).
In the 100 free, Squires placed fifth with a time of 45.70 and Glegg placed sixth with a time of 45.81.
In the women’s 200 fly, Ogden placed eighth with a time of 2:03.07, while freshman Natalie Johnson placed 12th with a time of 2:04.75.
In the men’s 200 fly, Williams placed ninth with a time of 1:54.71, while Howells placed 11th (1:56.23) and Green placed 13th (1:58.79).
Friday’s action concluded with the 400 Medley Relay, the women’s “A” team of Gillmore, Zee, Ogden and Parenti placed 11th (4:00.85)
The men’s “A” team of Bohman, Brill, Marsh and Squires placed seventh (3:22.22), while the “B” team of Querciagrossa, Iotte, Williams and Glegg placed ninth with a time of 3:28.08.
“I’m very proud of how the teams have responded to this meet,” said Riggs. “We’ve set the bar high for tomorrow and I’m excited for us to race again.”
The final session of the meet begins Saturday at 10 a.m., with a full recap at WVUsports.com.