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Oct. 26, 2013


LEWISBURG, Pa. – Both the University of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams improved to 2-0 with victories over Bucknell on Saturday afternoon. The women defeated the Bison by a score of 208-90, while the men topped Bucknell 199-99.

“We had some solid performances today in the water and on the boards,” head coach Chuck Knoles said. “In the water, we saw some nice improvements on race finishes this meet from last week’s meet. Our next couple of weeks of training will be tough as we head into our ACC matchup with Virginia Tech and Notre Dame – both nationally ranked teams in the coaches poll. It is satisfying to have back-to-back road victories to open the season.”

The women’s team took 13 of the 16 events in the afternoon, led by Dani des Tombe and Kinga Cichowska in the pool and Samantha Winkelmann in diving.

Winkelmann won both the 1M and 3M boards. This was her second time this season winning the 3M competition. She posted a score of 267.30 in the 3M and a 262.20 in the 1M.

des Tombe impressed in the freestyle events, winning the 100, 200 and 500 free, while Cichowska won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:18.71, placed third in the 200 freestyle and swam a strong leg of the 200 yard medley relay.  

For the men, Aaron Snyder won both the 1M and the 3M competitions, posting a 1M score of 321.83 and a 342.23 in the 3M.

In the pool, both David Sweeney Jr. and Luke Nosbisch put together strong meets for the second week in a row. Sweeney was victorious in the 100 freestyle and was on the winning 200 yard medley relay team, while Nosbisch was also on that winning relay team and took both the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke events.

The Panthers off next weekend and will then open their home schedule on November 9 by hosting ACC foes Notre Dame and Virginia Tech. The meet time is still TBA. 

Pitt Swimming and Diving Tops Bucknell

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