Feb. 21, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The University of Pittsburgh women's swimming and diving team had a record setting third day at ACCs on Friday morning at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Tatyanna Sarjeant swam her way into a new school record and lifetime best in the 400 IM going a 4:14.96.
All five Panthers who competed in the 400 IM preliminaries earned second swims, including Sarjeant's notable performance advancing her to the championship final. Veronica Lee (4:18.01) swam her fastest time this season and earned herself a spot in the consol final with Julie Harrison (4:21.97), Athena Summa (4:23. 86) and Lauren Matevish (4:28.72) rounding out the bonus final.
In the women's 200 free prelims, the records continued with Dani des Tombe swimming a season best of 1:48.29. Kaleigh Ritter also competed in the same event, finishing with a time of 1:49.74. Both des Tombe and Ritter's times earned them second swims in the bonus final.
In the women's 100 breast, both Kinga Cichowska (1:02.47) and Cam Dixon (1:01.95) swam their way into the finals. Dixon headed into the finals sitting at 13th, while Cichowska was ranked in 18th.
Blair Wegescheide impressed once again by setting her second school record of the week in the 100 back by going 53.69. Wegescheide turned in three solid backstroke performances, finishing the night off by swimming a 53.90 in the consol final.
In the Friday finals, the women's 400 medley relay team of des Tombe, Wegescheide, Lee and Dixon set a second best time this season by swimming a 3:41.42.
In diving, the Panthers women and men turned in a second day of strong performances on the boards. Rachel Saunders scored for Pitt in 16th place, totaling a season high of 294.90 points, while Samantha Winkelmann finished 28th (261.10) on the 3M board. The previous season high in the Panthers 3M was also made by Saunders (276.90) at Virginia earlier this month.
For the men, senior Aaron Snyder ends his Panther career in record setting fashion with a season high of 352.10 on the 1M board. Harris Bergman finished in 15th on the boards with a total score of 329.90.
The ACC Championships will conclude on Saturday with the preliminaries again starting at 11 a.m. and the finals live streamed at 7 p.m. Panthers fans can watch live by clicking here, and follow updates on Twitter @PittSwimandDive or `like us' on Facebook under Pitt Swimming and Diving.
Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 22
1. University of Virginia 946.5
2. University of North Carolina 767
3. Florida State University 706.5
4. North Carolina State Universit 659
5. Virginia Tech 619
6. Notre Dame, University of 543.5
7. Duke University 363
8. Miami University of (Florida) 351.5
9. Pittsburgh, University of 324.5
10. Georgia Institute of Technolog 221.5
11. Boston College 130
12. Clemson University 35
Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 22
1. Miami University of (Florida) 74
2. Virginia Tech 51
3. Florida State University 47
4. University of North Carolina 40
5. Duke University 34
6. Notre Dame, University of 33
7. University of Virginia 32
8. Pittsburgh, University of 30
9. Georgia Institute of Technolog 16
10. North Carolina State University 5
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