Swimming Teams Stay Perfect
By Colin Lawless, Staff Writer
After dropping the first race of the night, the men’s swimming team won the next nine to knock off the host Messiah falcons 134-52 on Friday evening back on Nov. 22. The women’s team also had a commanding performance against the Falcons. They won eight races of their own on the way to a 138-47 victory over Messiah.
Sophomore Sam Nonemaker set the tone for the Bullets after they dropped the first race. He won two 200 free races and one 100 free race. Juniors Danny Petrillo, Oliver Yancey, and Jack Edelson also put in strong performances, all placing in the top 3 in the 200 free relay.
Yancey also picked up his third 50 free victory this season. Edelson also won the 100 fly, and Sophomore Oliver Pickering beat Edelson by just five-hundredths of a second in the 200 IM.
Junior Duncan Proxmire and first-year Nick Cox also performed well, picking up their fourth and sixth individual wins of the season respectively. The men’s team will cap off the fall semester as it hosts a two-day invitational at home on December 6-7.
The Women’s Team performed extremely well in the 200 medley relay. Senior Becca Maroney, sophomore Katie Cooper, and freshmen Sarah Fravel and Hannah Wasson made up the top four for that race. Wasson also won the 100 back for the fourth time this season.
The Bullets also had the top four swimmers in the 50 free as senior Kate Crilly got the win by over a second. She also anchored a four-second win in the 200 free relay. First-year Elissa Clancy won the 100 fly for her seventh individual win of the season. She finished second in the 100 free behind fellow first-year Talia Moss.
They, just as the men, will cap off the fall semester as they host a two-day invitational at home on December 6-7.
Both swimming teams are a combined 11-0 and 7-0 in conference. The men will look to avenge their 2nd place finish and the women their 3rd at the Centennial Conference Championships. Over the break both teams will travel south to Orlando for some team bonding and practice.