W&L Swimming Competes at F&M Quad Dual
LANCASTER, Pa. – The Washington and Lee men's and women's swimming squads both defeated the University of Rochester and Franklin & Marshall while falling to Carnegie Mellon on Saturday afternoon at the Franklin & Marshall quad dual.
The men defeated the University of Rochester, 186-76, and Franklin & Marshall, 210-52, but were defeated by Carnegie Mellon, 153-109. The women also defeated Rochester (160-102) and F&M (154-108), but were felled by Carnegie Mellon, 158-99.
The W&L men (5-3) were led by first-year David Ireland (Dayton, Ohio/Oakwood), who concluded the day with two individual and one relay victory. Ireland swam the 100 breast in 1:01.12, while finishing with a time of 2:12.20 in the 200 breast. He also helped the 200 medley relay of sophomores Rick Sykes (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) and Wayde Marsh (Milford, Del./Salesianum) and junior Brian Stirling (Skillman, N.J./Montgomery) swim a top time of 1:38.38.
Other top-finishers for W&L were Sykes and junior Chris Washnock (Greer, S.C./Greenville). Sykes touched in first in the 50 free (21.41) and second in the 100 free (48.36) in addition to swimming on the winning 200 medley relay and helping the 400 free relay to a second-place finish (3:17.09). He was joined on the 400 free relay by junior Brad Harder (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow), first-year Robert Knuth (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry) and Brian Stirling. Washnock was victorious in both the 100 back (54.22) and 200 back (1:55.84).
For the women, W&L (5-2) recorded two individual and one relay top finish. Individually, junior Katie Salvati (Roselle Park, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) recorded a time of 2:21.52 in the 200 back to while finishing the top spot, and also swam to a second-place finish in the 200 IM (2:17.73). The other individual top-finisher was first-year Lauren Kasoff (Owings Mills, Md./Saint Paul's), who touched in with a time of 2:16.63 in the 200 IM. Kasoff also tallied a pair of third-place finishes in the 100 fly (1:01.72), while helping the 200 medley relay squad of juniors Jocelyn Cassada (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) and Dana Fredericks (Yorktown, Va./York) and sophomore Izzy Brassfield (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day) finish third in a time of 1:55.23.
The 400 free relay squad of first-year Rebecca Lawrence (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga), sophomore Delaney Rolfe (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), Brassfield and first-year Meredith Hardy (Cary, N.C./Athens Drive) recorded the top relay finish with a time of 3:44.41. Additionally, Rolfe swam the 200 free in a time of 1:59.09 to finish second, Brittany Ross touched in second in the 200 fly (2:13.92) and Fredericks also recorded a second-place finish in the 200 breast (2:32.88).
Both squads return to action on Dec. 3-5, taking part in The College of New Jersey Invitational.