Nov. 24, 2013
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh men's and women's swimming and diving team won 10 more events on Saturday night at Trees Pool, bringing their weekend total to 16 first place finishes with one more full day of competition remaining. In diving, the men captured the top three spots in the 1M dive, Harry Bergman took first (343.25), Aaron Snyder finished in second (337.60) and Tony Galante placed in third (327.10).
The men also dominated in the 200-yard medley relay, claiming the top three finishes. Matthew Tankle, Luke Nosbisch, Kourosh Ahani and David Sweeney led for the Panthers with a time of 1:31.00. Joey Notarianni, Gabe Larson, Connor O'Prey and Sean Heiden followed behind with a time of 1:31.96, while Mark Cooney, Haden Calegan, Jon Lierley and Alexander Rodenkirk finished in third place (1:32.43).
Zach Lierley then ran away with the 400-yard IM victory in a time of 3:52.07. Veronica Lee took first for the women in the 100-yard butterfly and posted a Panthers season best with a time of 55.45. Sweeney was the next to claim an individual title as he won the 100-yard fly in 49.27.
Kinga Cichowska then won the 100-yard breast by setting a season best time of 1:01.89, while improving her previous time by 1.84 seconds. The men recorded another one, two and three place finish in the 100-yard breast with Nosbisch leading the Panthers, followed by Ryan Hausler and Calegan, respectively.
Blair Wegescheide made her final splash of the night with a first place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 54.21, resetting her previous school record for the Panthers.
In the women's 3M diving competition, Samantha Winkelmann led the Panthers with a fourth place finish (274.35). In the final event of the night, the Panthers men took first in the 800-yard freestyle relay (6:39.93).
Action at Trees pool continues this morning at 9 a.m., with the finals beginning at 3 p.m.