Sunday, December 21, 2014

Drexel Men's and Women's Swimming Split Meet

Philadelphia - Drexel split results at Drexel Pool as the men defeated La Salle 185.5 to 110.5 while the women were edged 178 to 114. Along with the split decision, a Drexel Pool record was broken as Lauren Faykes, Katie Duggan, Jessica Gidzinski and Devina Tyagi posted a time of 1:49.8 in the 200 medley

Drexel Men's and Women's Swimming Split Meet

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Philadelphia - Drexel split results at Drexel Pool as the men defeated La Salle 185.5 to 110.5 while the women were edged 178 to 114. Along with the split decision, a Drexel Pool record was broken as Lauren Faykes, Katie Duggan, Jessica Gidzinski and Devina Tyagi posted a time of 1:49.8 in the 200 medley.

Faykes highlighted the meet with three more first-place finishes including the 200 IM as well as the 100 and 200 butterfly. Faykes' 0:58.95 in the 100 was the only sub-minute time in the group. Gridzinski also picked up two more wins in the 200 free and the 400 free relay which also featured Tyagi, Brianna Bentz and Morgan Cichewicz. Tyagi found the finish line first again when she swam a 0:24.87 50 yard free, narrowly beating La Salle's Katie Snee by five tenths of second.

The men also started the meet off with a first place finish as John Quagliariello, Chad Schmidt, Mike Krohn and Alex Bagshaw took the 200 medley with a time of 1:34.88. Schmidt also took the 200 IM with a 1:59.38 and the 100 yard breaststroke with a 0:59.24. Drexel dominated the 100 breaststroke as Andrew Reimon and Gregory Oprendek followed in second and third respectivley.

Reimon swam to his second first-place finish in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:07.49 followed by Schmidt with a 2:08.10. Quagliariello also picked up two more first-place finishes in the 100 yard and 200 yard backstroke. Krohn and Bagshaw also found the finish line first again with Alex Chialastri and Alex Galinsky in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:10.91, beating La Salle by just under eight seconds.

Drexel's Stephen Cal took both the one and three meter boards with scores of 197.35 and 284.17 respectively for the men.

The Dragons will be back in action Saturday, November 5 at 1:00 p.m. at Drexel Pool as they host George Washington.

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