January 26, 2001

Swimmers Prepare for Weekend With Colgate

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After a tough week and a half for the men and a strong one for the women, both the Cornell men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will travel to Hamilton, N.Y. for meets against Colgate tomorrow.

Last weekend, the men fell to Army at home,132.5-108.5 despite a solid performance from junior Will Norgard. Norgard won the 50 and the 100 freestyle, while also contributing to the Red’s second place 400 freestyle relay team.

The Red came as close as two points to the Black Knights, but was unable to pull out a win.

As for the women, they swam last Wednesday against Binghamton and Siena, blowing out Binghamton and soundly defeating Siena, 103-29 and 84-50, respectively.

Sophomore Courtney Tauresey turned in another strong performance. Tauresey won both the 1,000 freestyle and the 100 breastroke.

The Red went on to win seven out of the 14 other events including both freestyle and medley relays.

“This will be the first time in a long time that both the men or the women have swam against Colgate,” said women’s coach Marrie Neumer, “We are in for a good meet.”

As the season has begun to wind down, however, the women are starting to feel the pain of the cold, “We need to keep people healthy, some of our swimmers have gotten sick recently,” Neumer added.

For the women, Ivy League Championships are just four weeks away, and they have already started to gear up.

“We are solid in all of our events. We have already begun to pre-taper,” Neumer said.

The men have five week until the EISL Championships, but will face four Ivy League rivals en route to their season finale.

Going in to the weekend, the men are 1-5 overall, 0-5 in the EISL, and the women are 3-4 overall, 1-4 in the Ivy’s.

Archived article by Josh Vlasto