February 12, 2001

Swim Teams Finish Regular Season

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Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were in action at Teagle Hall Pool this weekend.

Then men faced off against Ivy rivals Dartmouth and Harvard in their last regular season meet.

In the double-duel meet, the Big Red topped the Big Green 176-115, but fell to the Crimson 207-85.5. Harvard won the overall meet by also defeating Dartmouth 238-58.

Big winners for the Red were seniors Jim Drvostep and Will Norgard. Drvostep won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 51.67, and Norgard won the 100-yard freestyle 46.64.

“The last two weeks have been really good for us. We have been swimming very fast, and are confidant going in to our taper period,” head coach Joe Lucia said.

There was a bit of history set on Saturday, when the Big Red’s 200-yard freestyle relay team set the Cornell pool record with a time of 1:24.26. Drvostep and Norgard, along with fellow seniors Matt Harting and Christian Sweetser each swam a leg on the relay.

“It was special because they were all seniors. It was a good way for all of them to finish their careers at Teagle,” Lucia said.

Junior Ryan Buckham also set a personal record with his time of 1:44.89. The Red marches off to West Point, N.Y., for the EISL Championships, March 1-3. Cornell goes in to the championships with an overall record of 4-7 overall and 2-7 in the EISL.

The women swam a nail biter this weekend against Buffalo, coming down to the last race, but ended up loosing 154-144.

Buffalo was up by one point after going in to the last event, the 200-yard freestyle relay and took the relay by less than 25 one-hundreths of a second.

Sophomore Courtney Tauresey led the Red, winning three individual events. She won the 1000-yard freestyle, the 100-yard backstroke, and the 500-yard freestyle.

Senior divers Lisa Dughi and Elizabeth Druy finished first and second in the 1-and 3-meter dives. Freshman Megan Gutman won the 100-yard freestyle, while juniors Shayne Geneva and Virginia Morgan went one and two in the 200-yard backstroke.

The women travel to Princeton February 22 for the Ivy Championships with a record of 4-7 and 1-6 in the Ivies.

Archived article by Josh Vlasto