CWRU Men & Women Sweep at Quad Meet

CWRU Men & Women Sweep at Quad Meet

The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's swimming and diving team hosted a quad meet in the Veale Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday afternoon, with both the men and women picking up a sweep.

The Spartan men defeated Gannon University (193.5-103.5), Grove City College (204-96) and the University of Rochester (209-89). The women also picked up their wins against Gannon (181-112), Grove City (227-70) and Rochester (199-100).

The Spartan men stand at 6-1, while women are also at 6-1 in dual meets this season, following Saturday's meet.

Seniors Drew Hamilton and Aaron Pang headlined the men's performances, with Hamilton picking up three wins and Pang earning a pair of wins at the meet. Hamilton won the 200-yard freestyle (1:45.02), the 100-yard freestyle (48.06) and the 200-yard individual medley (1:59.34). Pang won the 200-yard butterfly (1:55.70) and the 100-yard butterfly (52.14).

In addition, senior Oliver Hudgins won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:56.73 and junior Brody Schmidt claimed a victory in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:14.13.

For the women, junior Suhan Mestha and sophomore Olivia Picchione each picked up a pair of first-place finishes. Mestha won the 100-yard backstroke (58.01) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:06.42). Olivia Picchione won the 200-yard freestyle (1:57.69) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:14.83). In addition, senior Brooke Hortness won the three-meter dive with a score of 226.45, while freshman Sophia Vaccaro finished first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:23.75.

Mestha also teamed with freshman Caitlyn VonFeldt, junior Alli Drohosky and sophomore Monica Khare to win the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:47.89. Mestha and VonFeldt also teamed with senior Inez Moore and sophomore Rhiannon Reese to finish first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:39.26.

The Spartans will now turn their attention towards their final meet of the fall semester, the Wooster Invitational, from Thursday, November 30th through Saturday, December 2nd.