Wednesday, November 13, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Veteran head coach Rob Klamut registered his 400th and 401st win of his career as the Westminster College men's and women's swimming & diving teams swept Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Washington & Jefferson at home on Wednesday. The Titan women won 165-124, while the Titan men won 175-106. Both Westminster teams improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the PAC, while the W&J women fell 4-1 (0-1 PAC) and the W&J men dropped to 2-2 (0-1 PAC).
Both teams won 10 events each, not including two women events and one men event where the Titans used exhibition swimmers.
Titan sophomore Kelsey Reott (Butler, PA / Slippery Rock) led the women's team in individual wins and was also part of a winning relay team. Reott won the 100 yard backstroke (1:02.11), the 200 yard backstroke (2:13.85), and was also part of the 200 yard medley relay team that won with a time of 1:53.02. Completing the quartet were freshman Samantha Tower (Export, PA / Franklin Regional), junior Rebecca Mobley (Gibsonia, PA / Pine-Richland), and senior Carrie Whisel (Boiling Springs, PA / Boiling Springs).
Tower, Mobley, and Whisel also picked up a win in their respective events. Tower won the 100 yard breaststroke (1:10.67), Mobley won the 100 yard butterfly (1:01.91), and Whisel won the 50 yard freestyle (25.79).
Junior Ashley Wyland (Pittsburgh, PA / Taylor Allderdice) earned two wins as she won the 200 yard freestyle (2:04.99) and the 500 yard freestyle (5:32.01).
Rounding out the winners for the women's team were PAC Swimmer/Diver of the Week freshman Anne Tillie (Fallston, MD / Fallston) who won the 1,000 yard freestyle (11:17.19) and senior Amanda Marlow (Twinsburg, OH / Twinsburg) who won the 200 yard butterfly (2:18.41).
On the men's side, junior Nicholas Smith (Indiana, PA / Indiana) paced Westminster with three individual wins. Smith won the 1,000 yard freestyle (10:22.98), the 200 yard butterfly (2:01.06), and the 100 yard butterfly (55.44).
Sophomore Matthew Baurle (Jeannette, PA / Penn Trafford) earned two first-place finishes and was also part of a winning relay team. Baurle won the 100 yard breaststroke (1:00.14), the 200 yard breaststroke (2:13.17), and was the second leg of the 200 yard medley relay team that won with a 1:40.45 finish. Completing the foursome were sophomores Austin Karper (Carlisle, PA / Carlisle), Max Hague (Canton, OH / Glenoak) and junior Jake Pletz (Venetia, PA / Peters Township). Pletz also won the 200 yard freestyle (1:48.90).
Junior Steven Brooks (Boardman, OH / Boardman) won two events as he placed first in the 100 yard backstroke (54.16) and the 200 yard backstroke (1:59.00). Rounding out the winners for the men was sophomore Jimmy Newman (Richboro, PA / Council Rock) who won the 500 yard freestyle (5:01.58).
Westminster will travel to Wooster on Saturday with a starting time of 1 p.m.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.