March 3, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The University of Pittsburgh men's and women's swimming and diving team concluded the final day of competition at the ECAC Championships in Annapolis on Sunday evening. The women finished second overall and Sam Winkelmann was named diver of the meet.
Winkelmann dominated on the boards this past weekend, winning both on the 1M and 3M. She scored a total of 271.65 on the 1M in the Friday finals, and 268.90 on the 3M in the Saturday finals.
Also, representing the women during Sunday's finals, Alex Iwanicki who swam her way into fourth place in the 100 yard free by going 52.18. Senior Veronica Lee took third for the Pitt women in the 200 breast, swimming a 2:14.49.
In the women's 200 fly, Emily Bolek made a top-ten finish by going 2:02.48 and placing sixth overall. The highlight of Sunday for the women was the 400 yard free relay win by Iwanicki, Charlene Yuan, Kate Dunseith and Blair Wegescheide by going 3:28.12. The relay team's winning performance certainly aided in the women taking second overall at the championships.
On the men's side of the competition, Jake Tovey's winning performance stood out as one of the top swims on Sunday. Tovey took first in the event by going 1:49.76. The men's relay team also turned in a solid swim, winning the 400 yard free (3:02.60). Nathan Smith, Joey Notarianni, Seth Wenner and Haden Calegan assisted in the first place finish.
The Swimming and Diving team returns to Pittsburgh from both the ECAC and ACC Championships. Looking ahead, the Panthers have NCAA Zone Diving Championships on March 10-12. Following the diving championships, the Women's NCAA Championships are schedule for Mach 20-22, while the Men's NCAA Championships are set for March 27-29.
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