Garnet Split with Bullets on Senior Day


SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Swarthmore College swim teams earned a split on Senior Day from Ware Pool, as the men's swim team (4-3, 3-1 CC) won a hard-fought battle over Conference rival Gettysburg (4-3, 3-1 CC) 117-88, but the Garnet women (4-4, 2-3 CC) fell to the Bullets (7-1, 5-0 CC) 111-94 on Saturday afternoon.

Miller has gone six for six over her past two meets.

Miller has gone six for six over her past two meets.

On the men's side, freshman Daniel Duncan went two for two against the Bullets with top times in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard butterfly.  Duncan finished in 1:48.12 in the 200-yard free and 2:01.90 in the 200-yard fly to earn the Garnet crucial points.

The Garnet men swam an incredible meet, going one-two in the 100-yard freestyle, the 50-yard freestyle and the 200-yard butterfly.  Freshman Tyler Hanson and Josh Satre topped out the 1000-yard free, sophomore Tim Brevart and junior Santiago Lombert in the 50 free and Duncan and Hanson in the 200-yard butterfly.

Seniors Michael Ahn (50.46) and Danny Friel (51.49) made the best of their senior day and earned a four-five finish in the 100-yard freestyle to help push Swarthmore to victory.  Friel also took the fourth best time in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.22.

On the women's side, senior All-American Anne Miller competed for the final time at Ware Pool and went out in style,  recording three top times (1000 Freestyle, 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle) and three season-best times in her final home meet. Miller has now gone 10 for 10 in her events since returning to competition after winter break. Miller bested the field with a time of 10:48.12 in the 1000 freestyle, 1:59.23 in the 200 and 5:18.88 in the 500 free. Miller's time in the 200 free (1:59:23) was her career-best.

The Garnet 400-yard medley relay team continued its reign of the pool to get Swarthmore off to an early lead.  The team made up of junior Melinda Neal, sophomore Rosalie Lawrence, senior Casey Osborn and junior Chelsea Brett clocked in at 4:17.98.

Freshman Hannah Gotwals (2:16.39), Osborn (2:17.29) and sophomore Naomi Glassman (2:18.13) flew by the Bullets in the 200-yard butterfly with their dominating one-two-three finish.

Even with Miller's three top times and other Garnet victories the Bullets proved to be too much as they stayed undefeated in the Conference.

The Swartmore men's and women's swim teams will dive back into action on Saturday February 6th when they visit the Dickinson Red Devils.  Swimming is set to begin at 1 PM.

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