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Jan. 25, 2013


VILLANOVA, Pa. - The University of Pittsburgh men's swimming team set three pool records on Friday evening at Villanova to open the two day meet at the Villanova swimming complex.

The Panthers set pool records in the 200 medley relay, the 200 free relay and the 1,650 free relay. David Sweeney Jr. set the individual pool record in the 1,650 with a career best time of 15:52.05.

The 200 medley relay team of Adam Maczewski, Rob Powers, Kourosh Ahani and Alexander Rodenkirk set the record in a time of 1:33.57, while the 200 free relay team of Ahani, Otto Pagel, Rodenkirk and Sweeney Jr. were victorious in a pool record time of 1:24.08.

The men have a commanding lead on the Wildcats, while the women trail Villanova heading into day two of competition.

Leigh Waltz won the 1M diving competition for the women with a score of 295.50, while Renee Deschenes was victorious in the 100 Back with a time of 58.34. Tatyanna Sarjeant won the 400IM with a time of 4:28.27.

Other victories included Aaron Snyder on the 3M dive, Ahani in the 100 Fly, Maczewski in the 100 Back, Mack Rice in the 400IM, Sweeney Jr. in the 100 Free and Powers in the 100 Breast.

Competition continues tomorrow morning with the women's 3M and the men's 1M dive beginning at 9 a.m.  

Men's Swimming Sets Three Pool Records at Villanova

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