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Pitt Women Break Four School Records on Day One of ACC Championships




Feb. 19, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The University of Pittsburgh women's relay teams started off the ACC Championships in record setting fashion at the Greensboro Aquatic Center  on Wednesday night. Together the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay set four new school records in the pool.

The Panthers started off the competition in the 200 medley relay, Blair Wegescheide lead off with Cam Dixon, Mackenzie Meixner and Melissa Pocsai. Wegescheide swam her way into a new school record and career best in the 50 back with a split time of 25.40.

The relay team of Wegescheide, Dixon, Meixner and Pocsai set the second school record of the night in the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:40.64, surpassing the previous record by 0.46.

In the women's 800 free relay, led off by Dani des Tombe with Kaleigh Ritter, Bethany DeWitt and Tatyanna Sarjeant another set of school records were posted. The relay team broke the school record by over two seconds in a time of 7:15.20, while des Tombe led off by swimming a Pitt record of 1:47.36.

After day one, Pitt swimming and diving sits in eighth place with a total 90 points, only four points behind Duke University and trailing Virginia Tech by six points.  

The competition continues tomorrow for the Panthers with preliminaries starting at 11 a.m. For any updates, please follow @PittSwimandDive on Twitter or `like us' on Facebook under Pitt Swimming and Diving.