2013 NCAA participant Kourosh Ahani
Oct. 18, 2013
PITTSBURGH - In its final tune-up before heading to St. Bonaventure on Saturday to open the regular season, the University of Pittsburgh men's and women's swimming and diving team broke eight Blue-Gold meet records on Friday afternoon at Trees Pool.
The Blue women defeated the Gold women by a score of 158-137, while the Gold men topped the Blue men 154-130.
"We scheduled the Blue-Gold meet the day before our first competition because we want the kids to get used to being tired," head coach Chuck Knoles said. "The ACC is a grind and they will have to swim tired."
Cam Dixon, the 100 Breaststroke school record holder, posted the afternoons fourth meet record in that very same event with a time of 1:04.24. Dixon set the program mark of 1:01.74 at last year's Big East Championship Meet.
Also recording meet records were Veronica Lee in the 200 yard Butterfly (2:04.07) and the 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:16.85), Mack Rice in the 200 Yard IM (1:54.04), and the men's team of Sweeney, Jr., Ahani, Nathan Smith and Sean Heiden in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay (3:07.04).
The Panthers head to Olean, N.Y. tomorrow for their first meet of the season as they face off with the Bonnies. Both the men and the women defeated St. Bonaventure handedly last season.
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