January 19, 2001

M. Swimmers Host Army

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In its first action after the break, the Cornell men’s swimming and diving team will face off tomorrow against Army at Teagle Pool. Action begins at noon.

The men are coming off a tough break, in which they fell to Navy and Yale on January 13.

Over the break, the Red traveled to Key West, Florida for 11 days of training, hoping to pick up some more wins as the season comes to a close. “We focused on increasing intensity, swimming fast, and training hard for the remaining four duel meets,” coach Joe Lucia said.

A victory for the Red in the upcoming meet is vital, with the EISL championships less than a month and a half away. “This meet is going to be a fantastic college meet, four of the last eight meetings against Army have come down to the last race,” Lucia added.

Coach Lucia also pointed out that the keys to the meet would be victories in the 50-yard freestyle, the diving events, and the relays. The Red has a record of 1-4 overall, 0-4 in the Ivy’s, going in to this weekend’s race.

The women’s swimming and diving team picked up its second and third wins of the season yesterday in a double-duel meet against Siena and Binghamton.

The Red topped Siena 84-50, and handily beat Binghamton 103-29. The Red won nine of the 16 events, improving their record to 3-4 overall. Sophomore Courtney Tawresey stood out for the rest, taking the 1,000-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke with times of 10:41.51 and 1:08.83.

Freshman Monika Frabriczi won the 200-yard butterfly for the Red in 2:19.18, with fellow freshman Maureen Pozzi winning the 100-yard butter fly in 1:01.72.

The other winners for the Red were juniors Whitney Yates, Virginia Morgan, and Shayne Geneva in the 200-back, medley relay, and 200-breast. The female swimmers and divers return to action on January 27 at Colgate.

Archived article by Josh Vlasto