The Drexel University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took to the water against Georgetown University Jan. 21. There were notable performance from both teams, but only the men’s team was able to come away with a victory.
Even with the loss, the women’s team had multiple top finishes. In the 200-meter back Gillian Gress notched an impressive timing of 2:07.53, earning herself a first place finish. In the 100 breast, Rachel Bernhardt earned first place with a time of 1:05.05. Bernhardt also won the 200 breast, touching the wall at 2:23.34. Teammate Rebecca Churchill came in third for the event, earning a time of 2:30.36.
Charlotte Myers had herself a great meet, placing in both the 100 fly and the 200 fly. She earned second place with a 58.88 time in the 100, and came back in the 200 to win the event with a 2:10.41 time. Bernhardt then took on the 50 free, winning it with a solid time of 24.30.
Aubrey Murray also placed in both the 100 and 200 free alongside Myers. She earned a second place finish in the 100 free with a time of 53.70, and another second place finish in the 200 free, touching the wall at 1:56.56. In the 500 free Miranda Rouse and Niki Fistrovic took second and third place, respectively. Rouse earned a time of 5:14.54, and Fistrovic earned a 5:15.55 time.
Rouse also qualified for the individual medley and the 1000 free. She earned second place finishes in both events with a 10:44.26 time in the 1000 free and a 2:11.02 in the individual medley.
Gress, Bernhardt, Murray and Emily Lau were all a part of the 200 medley relay. This squad was able to come in second with a time of 1:49.24. In the one meter dive Jaclyn Goulet came in third with a score of 191.47. Goulet also came in second in the three meter dive with a score of 208.57. Right behind her in the three meter dive was Rory McPhilips who took third position with a score of 195.00.
On the men’s side of things, Joel Berryman and J.T. Lumpkin started the meet off with a bang,coming in first and second place respectively in the 100 back. Berryman came in at a time of 50.62, while his teammate Lumpkin came in at 53.26.
In the 200 back, Lumpkin made the jump to first place. He won with a time of 1:58.38, and his teammates Alberto Lagrutta Saenz and Liam McLaughlin took second and third place respectively. Saenz touched the wall at 1:59.31and McLaughlin at 1:59.54.
In the 100 breast, Ralph Cannarozzi III took first place coming in at a time of 59.63. He also came in second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:12.50. Harrison Schultz took third in the 100 breast with a time of 1:00.88.
Kyle Lukens and Saenz came in first and second place respectively in both the 100 and 200 fly. Lukens recorded a time of 50.34 in the 100 and 1:52.96 in the 200. Saenz touched the wall at 53.49 in the 100 and 1:58.80 in the 200. In the 50 free, Patrick Cobb took third place with a time of 22.70.
In the 100 free, Berryman continued his day by coming in first with a time of 46.90. Sean Swartz came in right behind him with a time of 48.31 to claim second place. In the 200 free, Drexel again took first and second. Matthew Klotz claimed first place with a time of 1:44.02, and Luke Hanner took a close second with the time of 1:44.38.
Drexel swept the 500 free. Dane Bell, Patrick Cobb, and Ivo Pejovic took first, second and third respectively. In the 1000 free Dane Bell again took first place, and teammate Zoltan Gercsak captured third place.
Brian Woo placed second in the independent medley with a time of 1:59.88. In the 400 relay, the team (comprising Berryman, Klotz, Swartz and Lukens) captured first place, and the team with Cobb, Hanner, Bell and Cameron Hoyer took second.
In the 200 medley relay, Berryman, Cannarozzi III, Lukens and Cobb took first place and Lumpkin, Woo, Hanner and Swartz came in behind them with a third-place finish.
David Sanchez won both the one meter dive and the three meter dive with respective scores of 298.20 and 304.20. Due to his impressive day, Lukens was named the CAA men’s swimmer of the week. This was the first time this year that he was awarded the honor.
The men’s and women’s team will be hitting the water again Jan. 30. The match will be held in the Daskalakis Athletic Center against Lehigh University. This match will be Senior Day for the Dragons.