W&L Swimming Competes Against CMU and Rochester

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams were both in action on Saturday for a double-dual against Carnegie Mellon and the University of Rochester in Pittsburgh, Pa. The W&L men defeated Rochester, 203-59, but fell to Carnegie Mellon, 153-107. The W&L women also defeated U of R (145-117), but were defeated by CMU (165-92).

The men (5-3) were led by sophomore Chris Washnock (Greer, S.C./Greenville), who won the 100 back (53.62) and the 200 back (1:55.51) events. Senior Nick Talluri (Mount Airy, N.C./Mount Airy) posted a win in the 100 free (48.39) and swam a leg on the winning 400 free relay team that finished in 3:15.74. He was joined on the team by first-year Wayde Marsh (Milford, Del./Salesianum School), first-year Tyler Gehrs (Alexandria, Va./St. Andrew’s) and senior Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kan./Shawnee).

First-year Rick Sykes (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) touched first in the 50 free (21.78) as the Generals swept the top three placings in the event. Brands was second (21.82), while Talluri was third (22.22).

The women (4-3) were led by sophomore Dana Fredericks (Yorktown, Va./York), who led a W&L sweep of the first four placings in the 200 IM. Fredericks won the event with a time of 2:16.29, while sophomore Katie Salvati (Roselle Park, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) finished second overall (2:19.71). Senior Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School) finished third (2:19.98) and sophomore Brielle Weinstein (Summerville, S.C./Pinewood Prep) finished fourth (2:21.43).

Salvati also finished second in the 200 back (2:14.54), while the 400 free relay team of first-years Megan Bock (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel) and Izzy Brassfield (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day), senior Sarah Simpson (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenberg) and sophomore Elizabeth Starnes (Harrison, Tenn./Girls Prep) finished first with a time of 3:47.24.

Both the W&L men and women will return to action on Dec. 3-5 at the University of Virginia Invitational.

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