Swimming Falls to Wright State
Jan. 28, 2012
DAYTON, Ohio - The Xavier swimming team fell to Wright State in a head-to-head competition Saturday afternoon. Several Musketeers were able to capture first place finishes as the team begins preparations for the Atlantic 10 Championships.
"It was a tough meet for us as we didn't get the results we wanted in every swim," said head coach Brent MacDonald. "We are almost tapering for our conference meet and that can cause our swimmers to be a little flat. There were some great swims out there today and some people were able to really reach down and find that next gear, which gave us some extra confidence for A-10s."
Freshman Carolyn Stewart won the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 59.95. Classmate Jacquelyn Misanik was not too far back coming in second place at 1:00.68. Freshman Samantha Sloand touched first in the 200 yard backstroke at 2:09.08. Stewart was second in that race with a time of 2:09.80. Senior Mary Podlaski won the 400 yard IM at 4:46.94. Sophomore Jenny Martin was right behind with a time of 4:47.70.
Junior Sam Conchuratt came in first in the 200 yard butterfly, touching at 1:57.01. Sophomore Chad Thompson was victorious in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 1:53.22. Senior Michael Zennedjian won the 400 IM at 4:11.06, nearly three seconds faster than the rest of the field. Thompson was the next competitor at 4:14.83. The men's 200 yard freestyle relay team of Armando Moss, John Kinney, Conchuratt and Pablo Morejon came in first with a time of 1:27.41. Conchuratt swam the fastest split in the race at 21.21.
The men fell to Wright State 161-100 while the women dropped a 146-116 decision.
This meet marked the last competition for the men's squad until the Atlantic 10 Championships. The women are back in action Friday, Feb. 3 when they play host to the Ohio University women's team. Stay tuned to GoXavier.com for more information on Xavier swimming.