MADISON, N.J. (Jan. 30, 2016) – On Saturday, the USMMA women's swim and dive team competed against Drew and Goucher at the Rangers' F.M. Kirby Pool. The Mariners picked up two victories on the day, beating Drew, 97-43, and the Gophers, 90-50. With the two wins, head coach Sean Tedesco earned his 100th and 101st victories in dual meets for the women's squad, which improves to 7-1 (2-0 Landmark) on the season.
Junior Jolyn Green (Riverside, Calif.) led Merchant Marine with three victories at the meet. She was a part of the 200 medley relay team that won to start off the day in 1:58.72, and then went on to win the 100 breaststroke (1:13.26) and the 200 breast (2:34.62). Freshman Tyler Wickesberg (Albuquerque, N.M.) grabbed two wins on the day, coming in first in the 200 freestyle (1:37.53) and the 50 free, with a time of 25.37. Both wins were season-bests for Wickesberg.
Three other Mariners also recorded two wins on the day – sophomore Liz Grove (Winchester, Va.) was a part of the 200 MR victory and she also came in first in the 200 individual medley in 2:23.02 – Grove also marked a season-best time in the 200 backstroke in 2:18.94, falling short of first place by four seconds; freshman Ella Sherrill (Ketchikan, Alaska) touched first in the 100 free in 56.29, marking a season-best time, as well as being a part of the 200 MR squad; and junior Blythe Fentress (Shady Shores, Texas) also earned victories in the one meter dive (227.33) and the three meter dive (264.15).
Junior Catherine Don (Quincy, Ill.) also claimed a win on the day, coming in first in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:34.24. Don also came up just one second short in the 100 fly with a time of 1:10.51.
Up next, the Mariner divers will head to NYU in Manhattan on Saturday, Feb. 6, for the NYU Invitational. The event is set to get underway at 11 a.m.
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