Nov. 17, 2012
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh men's and women's swimming and diving teams won eight more events on Saturday night at Tress Pool, bringing their weekend total to 15 first place finishes with one more full day of competition remaining.
In diving, Aaron Snyder won the men's 1M competition with a score of 322.10. He was the only diver to eclipse a score of 300, and he did it in both prelims and finals (306.30) in prelims.
In the pool, the me's 200 Yard Medley Relay team of Adam Maczewski, Connor O'Prey, Kourosh Ahani and Alexander Rodenkirk defeated the Pitt B team for first place in a time of 1:30.29. Mack Rice, Jon Lierley, David Sweeney Jr. and Sean Heiden took second place in 1:31.44.
Martin Vogel then ran away with the 400 Yard IM victory in a time of 3:56.97. The next fastest time belonged to Rice who took second in 4:00.03.
Ahani then won the 100 Yard Butterfly, as he has every race this season. He finished in a time of 48.29. Kelsey Herbst was the next swimmer to claim an individual title as she won the 200 Yard Free in 1:49.61. Herbst out-touched teammate Dani des Tombe by .03 seconds.
Sweeney Jr. won the 200 Yard Free in 1:38.77 and swam three seconds faster in the finals then he did in the prelims. Maczewski then posted a season-best time in the 100 Yard Back as he was victorious in a time of 47.59. He owns the fastest time in the Big East.
And in the last event of the evening, the team of Rodenkirk, Lierley, Warrington and Sweeney Jr. won the 800 Yard Freestyle Relay as the defeated WVU by five tenths of a second in a winning time of 6:36.18. Sweeney Jr., the anchor leg, overtook WVU's Nathan Cobbe in the final 25 Yards to give Pitt the dramatic victory.
Action at Trees pool continues tomorrow morning at 9 a.m., with the finals beginning at 3 p.m.