Swimming & Diving: Titans Compete at Division II Rollins College

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WINTER PARK, Fla. -The Westminster College men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed in a nonconference dual meet at Division II Rollins College on Wednesday. The Titan men won 116-89, while the Titan women lost 111-94. The Titans won 11 events (7 men, 4 women).

The Titan men improved to 6-0, while the Titan women dropped to 5-1 on the year. Rollins men dropped to 1-5, while the Rollins women improved to 5-2.

Senior Alan Nedley (White, PA / Connellsville) led the men as he won two individual events and was also part of a winning relay. Nedley finished first in the 200 yard freestyle (1:50.22), the 100 yard butterfly (52.84), and was also part of the 200 yard medley relay team that placed first with a time of 1:40.43. Completing the quartet were sophomore Steven Brooks (Boardman, OH / Boardman), freshman Matthew Baurle (Jeannette, PA / Penn Trafford), and sophomore David Starr (Pittsburgh, PA / Plum).

Brooks and Baurle also won individual events; Brooks won the 100 yard backstroke (53.30) and Baurle won the 100 yard breaststroke (1:01.31). Brooks also teamed up with sophomore Jake Pletz (Venetia, PA / Peters Township), freshman Max Hague (Canton, OH / Glenoak), and senior Dan Gutmann (Cranberry Twp., PA / Seneca Valley) for a first-place finish in the 200 yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:28.98. Rounding out the first-place finishers was Pletz in the 200 yard IM (2:00.82).

For the women, the 200 yard medley relay team, consisting of sophomore Marina Rozick (Pittsburgh, PA / North Allegheny), junior Erin Erdley (Meadville, PA / Cochranton), junior Amanda Marlow (Twinsburg, OH / Twinsburg), and junior Carrie Whisel (Boiling Springs, PA / Boiling Springs), finished first with a time of 1:56.17. Marlow and Whisel also won individual events; Marlow won the 200 yard IM (2:19.15) and Whisel won the 50 yard freestyle (25.73). Also earning an individual win was freshman Kelsey Reott (Butler, PA / Slippery Rock) who won the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:02.31.

Westminster will compete next at Carnegie Mellon next Saturday (Jan. 19) at 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 377 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.