Team sweeps FDU, drops close meet to Dutchmen

The Etownian November 28, 2012 0

Junior Megan Leppo is in midstroke during one of her distance races. Leppo and sophomore Frank Capria have both been tremendous in the distance freestyle events. Both took first place in the 400 and 800 freestyle in Elizabethtown College’s recent meet at Lebanon Valley College Nov. 21. This success led to Capria being named as the Middle Atlantic Conference Men’s Swimmer of the Week this past week. Capria also won the 200 IM, and teammate senior Shaun Martin took a close second in the race. Other victories for the men’s team came from senior Ryan Hannon, 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle and Martin, 100 breaststroke. The men’s 200 medley relay team, composed of seniors Chris Nelson and Nathaniel VanderWerff, Hannon and Martin, narrowly edged out LVC. For the women, senior Jenny Malik won yet another 50 free, and sophomore Becki Lane won the 100 free. The women’s 200 freestyle relay took first with the team of Lane, Malik and first-years Colleen Barry and Rachel Engelhardt. Despite the success, the men and women fell 105-97 and 117-88, respectively.
On Nov. 17, the Blue Jays traveled to FDU-Florham and pulled off a dominating performance; both teams picking up a conference win. Leppo, Lane, Malik, sophomore Tara Deisher and first-years Bonnie Lisk and Ashley Dispenziere all picked up first place wins for their respective races for the women. VanderWerff, Martin, Capria, Hannon, junior Michael Rentschler and sophomore Jamie Cohen were victorious for the men. The final score was 127-66 for the men and 155-47 for the women.

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