Jan. 26, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The University of Pittsburgh men's swimming team (4-2, 2-1) had little trouble defeating Villanova, while the women's team (3-3, 1-2) lost a narrow decision to the Wildcats on Saturday morning to conclude the two day meet at the Villanova Swim Complex.
The women erased a 20 point deficit from Friday evening to tie the meet at 167-167 heading into the final race of the day which was the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay. However, the Panthers were defeated in the event and ultimately lost the meet 180-171.
Tatyanna Sarjeant won the 200 Yard Backstroke to conclude a wonderful meet as she also captured the 400IM on Friday evening. She won the event with a time of 2:04.59.
Kelsey Herbst was victorious in the 200 Yard Freestyle with a winning time of 1:51.86, while Joanna Budzis led a sweep in the 200IM with a time of 2:06.25. Cam Dixon and Yolandi Van Der Merwe finished second and third, respectively.
Budzis and Dixon, along with Veronica Lee and Ashley Tamara Lilli opened the morning by winning the 400 Medley Relay with a time of 3:23.44.
Leigh Waltz won the women's 1M dive to go along with her 3M victory last night, while for the men, Aaron Snyder won both events as well. This is the second straight meet for Snyder that he won both diving events.
After setting a pool record in the 1,650 Freestyle last night, David Sweeney Jr. came back today to win the 50 Yard Freestyle along with the 200 Yard Freestyle. Mack Rice captured the 200IM race with a time of 1:55.09, while Joey Notarianni won the 200 Yard Backstroke for the second-consecutive meet with a time of 1:51.73.
The men won a lopsided decision, 279-74.
The Panthers are back home next weekend when they host Western Pennsylvania schools California (Pa.), Carnegie Mellon, Clarion and Grove City on February 2. The Meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
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