Spartan Men and Women Turn in Big Wins Against BW

Spartan Men and Women Turn in Big Wins Against BW

The Case Western Reserve University women's swimming and diving team earned a 224.5-74.5 victory over Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday, while the men's squad defeated BW 199-98.

With the win, the Spartan men's record improved to 8-2 on the season, while the women also moved to 8-2 in dual meet action this season.

The CWRU women picked up first-place finishes in 15 of the 16 events during the meet, while the men tallied 12 titles in 16 events.

Junior Brooke Hortness, with scores of 192.00 in the three-meter dive and 160.80 in the one-meter dive, took first place in both events. Freshman Sienna Picchione added a win in the 1650-yard freestyle, touching the wall with a mark 18:59.73. Freshman Olivia Picchione finished first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:01.64, while freshman Julia Ver Voort won both the 50-yard backstroke (29.37) and the 100-yard Individual Medley (1:03.83).

Freshman Sarah Taekman took the title of the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 33.25 and also picked up another win in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:11.46. Also picking up first place titles for the Spartans, sophomore Casey Crowley in the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.31) and in the 50-yard butterfly (28.07), freshman Rhiannon Reese in the 50-yard freestyle (25.93), freshman Victoria Schoenig in the 100-yard freestyle (57.32) and sophomore Bhavya Kumaran in the 100-yard backstroke (1:04.02).

The women's 200-yard medley relay team of sophomore Lauren Homack, Kumaran, Taekman and Crowley won the event with a mark of 1:55.43. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of sophomore Alli Drohosky, freshman Aleah Hixenbaugh, Sienna Picchione and freshman Monica Khare won the event with a time of 1:47.24.

On the men's side, finishing first in the 200-yard medley relay were junior Oliver Hudgins, freshman A.J. Quinn, junior Logan Smith and sophomore Brody Schmidt with a time of 1:40.12. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Hudgins, Schmidt, junior Drew Hamilton and senior Andrew Henning also took first place with a time of 1:28.76, which is a new Baldwin Wallace pool record.

A total of eight Spartan men won individual events, with Hamilton winning both the 1650-yard freestyle (16:38.25, a new BW pool record) and the 100-yard IM (56.78), Schmidt finishing first in the 50-yard freestyle (22.41) and in the 100-yard freestyle (48.87), Smith claiming the win in the 200-yard freestyle (1:47.64) and freshman John Libert winning the 50-yard backstroke (26.43) and the 50-yard butterfly (24.30). Additionally, Hudgins won the 100-yard butterfly (52.57), Henning won the 100-yard backstroke (56.64) and freshman Tom Schlechter took the 500-yard freestyle (4:52.48).

The teams will next travel to Chicago for the UAA Championships at the University of Chicago from Wednesday, February 8th through Saturday, February 11th