Drexel Men's and Women's Swimming Teams Earned a Pair of Victories

Philadelphia – The Drexel men's and women's swimming teams topped Shippensburg and Bloomsburg in the last home meet of the season. The Dragons women's team defeated Shippensburg with a score 173-87 and earned 155 points to Bloomsburg's 106. The Drexel men's team ended the day with a 159.5-95.5 score over Shippensburg and 157-97 score over Bloomsburg.

The men's swimming team registered 11 top finishes. Drexel's Alex Bagshaw, Gregory Oprendek, Armagan Yavuz, and Matthew Tannenbaum broke the pool record in the men's 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:34.62. Dan Durazo's first place finish in the 200 yard freestyle marked a personal best with a time of 1:47.05 Tannenbaum and Bagshaw recorded the top times in the 50 yard freestyle.

Freshman Bryan Pepper clocked in at 10:09.48 for a first place finish in the 1000 yard freestyle. Drexel's Sean Kirwin had a time of 53.23 for a first place finish in the 100 yard backstroke. Oprendek earned a top finish in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:00.80. The senior standout Armagan Yavuz and freshman Zorbey Canturk were the top finishers in the 200 yard butterfly. Yavuz clocked in at 1:57.64.

The women's swimming team earned 12 first place finishes in the tri-meet. Drexel's Maria Coman, Malin Wiberg, Lauren Faykes, and Devina Tyagi finished first in the 200 yard medley relay. Jessica Csakai recorded three first place finishes, including the top time in the 1000 yard freestyle, 200 yard freestyle, and the 500 yard freestyle.

Drexel's Maria Coman and Gizem Yali captured the top two times in the 100 yard backstroke. Senior Coman had a time of 59.45, while Yali clocked in at 59.80. Drexel's Lauren Faykes grabbed first place in the 200 yard butterfly followed by a second place finish from teammate Alyssa Taylor. Devina Tyagi had the top time in the 50 yard freestyle scoring a time of 25.06.

Drexel's divers will return to action against Navy on Feb. 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Annapolis, Maryland.

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