Saturday, Nov. 4, Elizabethtown College’s men’s and women’s swim teams defeated Gallaudet University at home in Alumni Pool. The women took first in all 14 events, getting the win 122-69 and the men won 138-65, winning seven out of 14 events.
The women’s team kicked off the afternoon with a win in the 200-medley relay. Juniors Megan Anderson and Dru Schneider and sophomore Sadie Hawkins and junior Erika Cole came into the wall in 2:04.12. Etown’s B team, made up of first-year Abigail Mehring, sophomores Sara Lingo and Hali Eckenrode and junior Cheryl Errichetti, finished two seconds behind them in 2:06.28.
In the individual events, first-year Beth Kimball finished first in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Lingo touched first in the 500-yard freestyle, coming into the wall in 5:39.30. Lingo also touched first in the 200-yard IM, finishing in 2:23.53. Etown swept the top three; after Lingo, first-year Caroline Hill and sophomore Hope Sury finished second and third.
Cole took first in both of her individual events, finishing the 200-yard freestyle in 2:16.55 and the 50-yard freestyle in 27:34. Errichetti took first in the other sprint event, finishing in 1:01.70, two seconds ahead of first-year Cate Falkenstein.
Anderson also earned a first place, winning the 100-yard backstroke. First-year Julia Argentati and sophomore Sarah Helt took second and third, respectively. Schneider touched first in the 100-yard breaststroke, followed by junior Maddie Lasko and Hill.
Argentati, Errichetti, Mehring and Lasko touched first in 1:54.85 in the 200-yard freestyle relay, the last event of the afternoon for the women.
“We’ve been working really hard in practice and we’ve improved a lot since our last meet against Goucher,” Ling said. “I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season.”
The men’s team also won the 200-yard medley relay, with first-year Alex Pecher, juniors Guillaume Gouronc and Casey Marshall and sophomore Alec Schneider finishing in 1:43.81.
First-year Ben Sealts stole first place from the Jays in the 1,000-yard freestyle, finishing almost two minutes faster than the second-place Etown finisher junior James McTighe. Sealts also came in first in the 200-yard IM, finishing ahead of Guoronc by 10 seconds. Gouronc also took second in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in 1:05.68, .08 behind senior Jonathan Tikhonoff.
Schneider earned the Etown men’s first individual win of the day in the 50-yard freestyle. Schneider finished in 22.51 and Pecher and Petrella came in close behind in 23.33 and 23.97, respectively. Schneider also took first in the 100-yard freestyle in 50:17.
Marshall also won his individual event, finishing first in the 100-yard butterfly. Pecher beat out Sealts by .62 in the 100-yard backstroke, and senior David Foery came into the wall two second ahead of Gallaudet sophomore Chris Martinez.
Marshall, first-year Ryan Weber, Kuhn and Foery closed out the afternoon with a win for the Jays in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Etown’s other two relay teams finished second and third.
The men and women will be back on the road Saturday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. against Catholic University.