February 14, 2003

Swim Teams Finish Regular Seasons

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The men’s swimming and diving team will travel to Providence, R.I. tomorrow to face Brown for its final meet before the EISL Championships March 6-8.

The Red comes in with a record of 6-4 on the season, a win this weekend would finish it with a record identical to that of last year’s squad.

Last season, the Red defeated the Bears by a score of 131-100, led by then freshman diver Tony Schultz who took both the one and three meter diving events.

This season, as a sophomore, Schultz, along with senior Tim Lenz, has been a consistent point scorer for the Red in the diving events this season. Schultz is coming off the meets against Harvard and Dartmouth with two third-place finishes in the one and three meter events, and was the Red’s top finisher in each event.

The women’s team, coming off a tough loss to St. Bonaventure, will host Buffalo this weekend in a non-league competition.

The Red comes in looking to up its record to 4-1 against non-Ivy League opponents. Currently, the Red’s overall record matches that of last season at 4-7. Yet the women hope to improve on their seventh-place finish at the Ivy Championships.

Coach Marrie Neumer believes that, “if everyone stays healthy, we can definitely improve on last year’s performance.”

A big reason for the Red’s improvement this season has been the squad’s freshman corps, including the Red’s top three scorers, Holly Chance, Jessica Brookman, and diver Kristen Rayhack. Brookman broke a pool record in the 100-yard backstroke while swimming her portion of the 400-yard medley relay, which also broke a pool record in against Yale in early January.

“The freshmen have provided a ton of quality for the program,” said Neumer.

One of the other consistent performers for the Red has been junior Jayme Majek, who Neumer calls “very versatile,” because she has swam in the freestyle, butterfly, and individual medley events all this season. This match will mark senior Courtney Tawresey’s last meet at Teagle Pool. Tawresey, the team’s only senior, will be competing in the 1000 free and 200 breaststroke events.

Archived article by Chris Mascaro