Swimming & Diving: Titans Top Chatham, West Virginia Wesleyan

Saturday, January 12, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's swimming & diving teams competed at Chatham University on Saturday. The Titan men won 122-82 over Division II West Virginia Wesleyan (WVW). The Titan women won 117-59 over WVW and 126-83 over Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Chatham.

Westminster won 13 events (women 7, men 6), not including one event where it used exhibition swimmers. The Titan men improved to a perfect 7-0 overall, while the Titan women improved to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the PAC.

For the women, freshman Kelsey Reott (Butler, PA / Slippery Rock) led the way with two individual wins. Reott placed first in the 200 yard IM (2:16.33) and in the 200 yard backstroke (2:15.06).

The 200 yard medley women relay team won with a time of 1:58.32. Completing the quartet were sophomore Marina Rozick (Pittsburgh, PA / North Allegheny) and juniors Erin Erdley (Meadville, PA / Cochranton), Amanda Marlow (Twinsburg, OH / Twinsburg), and Carrie Whisel (Boiling Springs, PA / Boiling Springs). Marlow also earned an individual win in the 200 yard butterfly at 2:16.07.

Also earning individual wins for the women were sophomore Veronica Corcoran (Dubois, PA / DuBois) (1,000 yard freestyle/11:28.82), sophomore Ashley Wyland (Pittsburgh, PA / Taylor Allderdice) (200 yard freestyle/2:03.24), and junior Carrie Whisel (Boiling Springs, PA / Boiling Springs) (100 yard freestyle/56.99).

For the men, the 200 yard medley relay team, consisted of sophomore Steven Brooks (Boardman, OH / Boardman), freshman Matthew Baurle (Jeannette, PA / Penn Trafford) and seniors Alan Nedley (White, PA / Connellsville) and Dan Gutmann (Cranberry Twp., PA / Seneca Valley), won with a time of 1:40.38. Brooks also earned an individual win in the 200 yard backstroke at 1:57.51.

Also earning individual wins for the men were sophomore Nicholas Smith (Indiana, PA / Indiana) (1,000 yard freestyle/10:14.53), sophomore Jake Pletz (Venetia, PA / Peters Township) (100 yard freestyle/48.84), freshman Jimmy Newman (Richboro, PA / Council Rock) (500 yard freestyle/4:58.54), and senior Will Stiglitz (Franklin, PA / Cranberry) (200 yard breaststroke/2:16.55).

Westminster will travel to Carnegie Mellon to compete against Carnegie Mellon and SUNY Geneseo next Saturday 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.

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