Saturday, November 9, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's swimming & diving teams swept Allegheny at home on Saturday. The Titan men won 149-106, while the Titan women won 158-136. Westminster men's and women's teams both remained undefeated at 3-0 on the year, while both of Allegheny's teams fell to 1-2 overall.
Veteran Titan head coach Rob Klamut now stands with 399 career wins.
The Titan women won nine events, while the Titan men won nine events not including one event where they used an exhibition diver.
For the women, Titan freshman Anne Tillie (Fallston, MD / Fallston) led with three individual first-place finishes. Tillie won the 1,000 yard freestyle (11:14.29), 100 yard freestyle (56.82), and the 500 yard freestyle (5:26.98).
Westminster sophomore Kelsey Reott (Butler, PA / Slippery Rock) and freshman Samantha Tower (Export, PA / Franklin Regional) both picked up two individual victories and were also part of a winning relay team.
Reott won the 100 yard backstroke (1:01.49) and the 200 yard backstroke (2:13.51), while Tower won the 100 yard breaststroke (1:10.19) and the 200 yard breaststroke (2:36.26). Reott and Tower were also part of the 200 yard medley relay team who won with a time of 1:53.59. Juniors Rebecca Mobley (Gibsonia, PA / Pine-Richland) and Ashley Wyland (Pittsburgh, PA / Taylor Allderdice) completed the quartet.
Titan senior Erin Erdley (Meadville, PA / Cochranton) rounded out the first-place finishers as she won the 400 yard individual medley with a time of 4:51.63.
Sophomore Matt Baurle (Jeannette, PA / Penn Trafford) led the men with two individual wins and was also part of a winning relay team. Baurle won the 100 yard breaststroke (59.46) and the 200 yard breaststroke (2:13.65). Baurle also teamed up with sophomore Austin Karper (Carlisle, PA / Carlisle), freshman Joey Spurio (Hubbard, OH / Hubbard), and junior Steven Brooks (Boardman, OH / Boardman) for a first-place finish in the 200 yard medley relay (1:39.85). Brooks also won the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 53.74.
Westminster junior Nicholas Smith (Indiana, PA / Indiana) picked up a pair of wins as he won the 1,000 yard freestyle (10:21.41) and the 200 yard butterfly (1:59.65).
Also earning a win for the Titans were junior Jake Pletz (Venetia, PA / Peters Township) (200 yard freestyle/1:46.74), sophomore Josh Mackin (White Oak, PA / Brentwood) (1-meter diving/161.05) and freshman Dan Pletz (Venetia, PA / Peters Township) (200 yard backstroke (1:59.68).
Westminster will host Presidents' Athletic Conference foe Washington & Jefferson on Wednesday at 6 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.