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Nov. 18, 2012


PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams combined to win 19 events, including four on the final day, at the Pitt Invitational at Trees Pool.

“We had a great weekend as far as how everyone competed,” head coach Chuck Knoles said. “It was really fun to coach these young kids and have them step up and race as well as they did. The volume of lifetime best swims we had this weekend was huge. From the divers to the swimmers, I just couldn’t be more pleased.”

Kelsey Herbst won her third individual event of the weekend on Sunday as she took first place in the 1650 Freestyle in 16:44.90. She also won the 200 and the 500 Yard Free at the invitational.

Adam Maczewski won the 200 Yard Backstroke in a time of 1:46.69, while Martin Vogel took first place in the 200 Yard Butterfly. Pitt went 1-2-3 in the 200 Fly as Jon Lierley and Mack Rice took second and third place, respectively.

In the final event of the meet, the Panthers 400 Yard Freestyle Relay team of David Sweeney Jr., Hussein Medhat-Mohamed, Avery Warrington and Alex Rodenkirk held of WVU to win the race. Pitt touched in 2:59.96, and the Mountaineers finished second at 3:00.30.

Next up for the Panthers is the AT&T Winter Nationals in Austin, Texas on Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. Both the men and the women will send five student-athletes. Representing the men will be Kourosh Ahani, Jon Lierley, Adam Maczewski, Mack Rice and David Sweeney Jr. The women will send Joanna Budzis, Dani des Tombe, Renee Deschenes, Kelsey Herbst and Veronica Lee.

Panthers Win 19 Events at Pitt Invitational

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