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Swimming finishes third in Greater Cleveland Tourney

Julie Kendall

Sports Editor

  Wooster’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up the Greater Cleveland Tournament last Saturday by outscoring Lake Erie College with a combined score of 330-225. The win, combined with last weekend’s strong results against Hiram College and Oberlin College earned the Fighting Scots third place overall in the tournament.

The victory over the Storm was thanks in large part to the women’s team, who hammered their opponents 212-63. Samira El-Adawy ’13 highlighted the competition by winning all three of her individual events, which included the 200 freestyle (2.00.08), the 200 backstroke (2:17.87) and the 400 IM (4:49.72). El-Adawy additionally teamed with Rachel Appleton ’14, Colleen Kill ’15 and Clare Walsh ’13 for the winning 200-medley relay, which finished with a time of 1:55.91.

For her role in four victories for the Scots, El-Adawy was named the NCAC women’s swimming and diving Athlete of the Week.

The other women’s relay teams brought in big points for the Scots by finishing 1-2-3 in both the 200 medley and the 400 freestyle events. The winning 400 freestyle relay team was particularly dominant, consisting of Kate Hunt ’13, Morgan Hughes ’15, Alex Desotelle ’16 and Walsh. Their official time of 3:48.01 was nearly ten seconds faster than the second place Scots team (3:57.51).

The women’s competition featured two double-winners for the Fighting Scots. Hunt took first in the 50 freestyle (24.87) and the 500 freestyle (5:25.02), while Hughes won the 100 freestyle (54.25) and the 100 butterfly (1:01.20).

Also contributing first-place points were Kara Markham ’14 in the 1650 free (18:47.65), Mariah McGovern ’14 in the 100 backstroke (1:04.48), Anna Duke ’14 in the 200 butterfly (2:18.05) and Acacia Cordova ’16 in the one meter dive (123.30).

In contrast to the women’s dominant victory, the men’s team suffered a narrow 162-118 loss to Lake Erie. Individual victories came from Peter Parisi ’13 in the 50 freestyle (21.51) and Bryan Smith ’16 in the one-meter and three-meter dive events (173.20 points and 162.95 points, respectively). The 400 freestyle relay team, consisting of Parisi, Imre Namath ’13, James Love ’15 and Zack Pool ’16 also claimed first place with a time of 3:22.42.

The Scots kept the score close with several second-place finishes, including the 200-medley relay. The team of Alex LaJoie ’13, Parisi, Brian Maddock ’15 and Namath touched just 0.13 seconds behind the winning Lake Erie team with a time of 1:37.28.

Maddock would also take second in the 100 backstroke (52.64) the 200 backstroke (2:02.62) and the 400 IM (4:31.05). Other near-wins came from Travis Burgess ’16 in the 200 butterfly (2:08.81), Namath in the 100 freestyle (49.98) and Parisi in the 100 butterfly (52.93).

The Fighting Scots will face Westminster College for a non-conference dual meet in New Wilmington, Penn. tomorrow starting at 1 p.m.




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