Yellow Jacket Swimming & Diving Teams Open Season with a Victory Versus Wilmington
BEREA, OHIO Ė The Baldwin Wallace University menís and womenís swimming and diving teams each opened the 2011-12 season as they defeated Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington College today (Saturday, October 29, 2011) in the BW Natatorium in the Lou Higgins Recreation Center.
The Yellow Jacket men defeated the Quakers, 138-87, and the BW women also beat Wilmington, 126-101.
The Yellow Jacket men were led by senior swimmer Nic Null (Shelby/ Mansfield St. Peters) who won the 50 yard freestyle in a time of 22.66, the 100 yard freestyle in 50.58, and was a member of the 200 yard medley relay team along with sophomores Ryan Stover (Napoleon) and Patrick Donohoe (Columbus/ Bishop Watterson), and junior Chris Tuttle (North Royalton) in a time of 1:45.31. Along with Null, junior diver Tony Tijerina (Defiance/ Napoleon) won the 1-meter voluntary and optional dives with scores of 178.00 and 132.55.
The BW women were led by four-time NCAA Division III All-American junior diver Julie Pinter (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) who won the 1-meter optional event with 272.70 points and captured the 1-meter voluntary event with 186.90 points.
In addition to Pinter, sophomores Angela Musille (Canton/ GlenOak), Emma Gerdes (Avon) and junior Kelsey Richards (Wadsworth). Musille won the 500 yard freestyle in a time of 5:33.74, the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:10.62, and was a part of the first place 200 yard medley relay that finished with a time of 1:57.69. The winning 200 yard medley relay team included Musille, Gerdes, sophomore Caitlin Wilson (Wycombe, Pa./ Council Rock North), and freshman Kayla Eyster (Canton, Mich./ Plymouth-Canton). Along with the Relay, Gerdes placed first in the 100 yard backstroke in 1:04.50. Richards finished first in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 26.58. She also was a part of the first place finishing 200 yard freestyle team that also included sophomore Amelia Kopinsky (Seville/ Cloverleaf), senior Danielle Miller (Van Wert), and freshman Carli Dugan (Mentor).
The Yellow Jackets next compete on Saturday, November 5 when they travel to Erie, Pennsylvania for a dual meet at Penn State Behrend at 1:00 p.m. The next home meet is on Saturday, Nov. 12 when BW hosts Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College in the BW Natatorium at 4:00 p.m.
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