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Blaise Vera Posts 19.46 50 Free, Pitt Wins Duals Towards Military on Senior Day


Pitt vs Military

  • January 30, 2021
  • Timber Pool, Pittsburgh, PA
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Outcomes on Meet Cell: “Pitt vs Military”
  • Scores
    • Males: Pitt – 203.5, Military – 80.5
    • Girls: Pitt – 186, Military – 99

On Saturday, the College of Pittsburgh claimed victory towards Military West Level on each the boys’s and ladies’s facet whereas celebrating their 7 graduating seniors at their residence pool.

Observe that about 47% of the 2020-2021 Military roster was absent at this meet. Military had 12 ladies and 15 males competing towards 27 males and 27 ladies from Pitt. Amongst Military’s absences have been senior Josh Zock who positioned 2nd within the 50 free ultimately season’s  Patriot League Championships and sophomore Gillian Burch who led the ladies’s crew in particular person factors on the similar championships. 

Subsequent, Pitt will compete on the 2021 ACC Championships that are scheduled for Feb 17 for ladies and Feb 24 for males. Ultimately 12 months’s ACC Championships, Pitt males had their highest-ever crew end (eighth place) and their ladies’s program positioned 10th beneath head coach John Hargis.

Subsequent up for the Military is a twin meet towards the Navy on February 27th hosted at West Level. The Military ladies’s program is coming off a 4th place end on the 2020 Patriot League Championships the place the boys’s program completed in 2nd place beneath head swim coach Brandt Nigro and head diving coach is Chris Waters.

Males’s Meet

Pitt received 12 out of 14 occasions on the boys’s facet, beginning with the 200 medley relay the place freshman Marcin Goraj, junior Cooper Van Der Laan, and seniors Blaise Vera and Ellis Cannon posted a time of 1:26.84. This was the quickest 200 medley relay time Pitt has clocked this season.

The Panthers’ ‘B’ relay touched the wall 1.5 seconds later in 2nd place. Junior Stephen Hopta swam the lead-off leg on that ‘B’ relay and posted a 22.54 break up in comparison with Goraj’s 22.91, however the ‘A’ relay swam the quickest splits for the remainder of the race. 

Pitt senior Blaise Vera received the 50 free with a season-best time (19.46) that takes .34 off his earlier finest from earlier this month and launches him from #34 this season within the NCAA to #13. His lifetime finest nonetheless stands at 19.10 from the 2019 Purdue Invite.

After the 50 free, Vera clocked one other season-best time within the 100 fly (47.03). He had a detailed race with Military senior James Bilbrey, however he in the end claimed 1st by about .Three and got here nearer to his all-time finest time of 45.99 from the 2019 ACC Championships the place he positioned eighth. As Vera is ending his collegiate profession at Pitt, he nonetheless holds faculty data within the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 fly.

Goraj and Hopta continued to duel throughout one other backstroke race on Saturday: the 100 again. Goraj snagged 1st place with a time of 48.54, out touching Hopta by precisely .40 seconds. Hopta Whereas this was a couple of .6 second add for Goraj, it was a lifetime finest for Hopta by .14. His earlier finest was set on the Pitt vs West Virginia duel meet earlier in January.

Within the 200 again, Goraj touched the wall 1st once more (1:46.98), ending the race over Three seconds forward of Military freshman Sam Wesley who touched the wall 2nd. Goraj got here inside 2 seconds of the lifetime finest he posted on the West Virginia duel meet.

Freshman Warren Briggs accomplished a distance sweep for Pitt by successful the 1650 free (15:13.79) and the 500 free (4:24.71). The latter minimize 1.2 seconds from his earlier lifetime finest from 2019. Within the mile ,Briggs completed with almost a 20 second lead over the remainder of the sphere.

The Panthers secured extra wins by junior Cooper Van Der Laan who touched the wall 1st within the 100 breast (53.04) and 200 breast (1:56.66). In each occasions, Military junior Evan Zhang snagged 2nd place at 54.21 and 1:57.32, respectively. Can Der Laan’s season-best 100 breast, 52.41, from earlier this month ranks him 11th this season.

In 2 of his occasions, Pitt senior Armin Remenyi clocked the quickest time swam by a Panther this season. Within the 200 fly, he out touched Military’s Bilbrey by .14 for 1st place (1:46.49) and within the 100 free Remenyi claimed 1st place with a time of 45.45. Neither have been lifetime bests, however he was off by 2.5 seconds within the fly and about .6 within the free.

Sophomore Panther Dominic Toledo swam a lifetime finest 200 free (1:38.95) to win the occasion, taking half a second off the time he posted on the 2020 ACC Championships. He was  adopted carefully by teammates Serhii Ahadzhanian (Jr.) and Military’s Sean Dwyer (So.) The three males touched the wall inside .6 of one another.

Bilbrey secured a win for Military within the 200 IM, touching the wall 1st at 1:50.99 almost a full second forward of Wesley and about Three seconds away from his lifetime finest set on the 2020 Patriot League Championships. Military swept first by fifth place, and all Pitt swimmers swam the occasion as exhibition. Within the exhibition lanes, Pitt freshman Javi Zorzano Jover clocked a 1:49.42.

Military ended the meet by successful the 200 free relay with an  ‘A’ relay of Graham Ungrady, William Rankin, Billy Webber, and James Pinter touched 1st at 1:23.48. Webber posted the quickest break up on the third leg (20.75). All Three Pitt relays swam as exhibition, the place Vera clocked the quickest (unofficial) break up of 19.17 

Girls’s Meet

The Panther ladies received 10 out of the 14 occasions contested.

Abby Grottle accomplished the Pitt distance sweep on the ladies’s facet, successful the 1650 free (16:40.16), 500 free (4:56.06), and moreover successful the 200 free (1:49.77). All Three swims have been season bests for freshman Grottle, however provides to her lifetime bests. She got here the closest to her private finest 1650 free which was set at 16:39.31 at Winter Junior Nationals in 2019. Within the 1650 and 500, Grottle was adopted by her junior teammate Jacqueline Tinneny.

Military junior Lauren Carag performed a job in Three of Military’s wins on the ladies’s facet. First, their 200 medley relay of Carag, sophomores Mandolin Nguyen and Angela Huang, and  senior Madison Berg claimed 1st at 1:42.06. They out touched Pitt by lower than one-third of a second. Notably, Pitt’s breaststroker Kate Fuhrmann, a sophomore, dropped a 28.45 break up which out swam the sphere by half a second. Freshman Panther Sophie Yendell additionally posted the quickest fly break up within the occasion (24.01). Nevertheless it was Carag breaking 26 (25.92) on the backstroke and Berg anchoring in 22.70 that separated the 2 groups.

Then, Carag had a decent race with Pitt senior Shahar Menahem within the 100 again, with Carag in the end touching the wall 1st at 55.51, .13 forward of Menahem. Carag’s lifetime finest nonetheless stands at 53.87 from a relay on the 2019 CSCAA Nationwide Invitational.

Military ended the meet with a 1st place end within the 200 free relay. Their relay of Berg, Huang, Carag, and Aurelie Migault touched 1st at 1:35.16 and the opposite 2 relays competing have been Pitt relays swimming as exhibition. Huang posted the quickest break up (23.19), topped solely by Yendell (23.04), unofficially.

Within the 100 breast, Fuhrmann pushed her Pitt freshman teamate Anneliese Hohm to a season finest time of 1:03.50. Fuhrmann touched the wall 1st at 1:03.06, inside .40 of her private finest time from final season’s ACC Champinships.

Later, within the 200 breast, Hohm touched the wall 1st within the 200 breast with a brand new lifetime finest of two:16.12 , shaving .10 off her earlier finest from 2019. Her freshman teammate Genna Joyce touched the wall in 2nd (2:17.91), additionally with a brand new private finest time.

Furhmann secured one other win for the Panthers within the 100 free, ending the race with a time of 50.38 adopted by Military’s Berg (50.98) who was the final to squeak beneath the 51 mark. 

Pitt sophomore Daisy Anderson received the 200 fly with a 2.5 second lead over the sphere, touching the wall first at 1:59.57. Anderson already held the quickest time this season for the Panthers, and this improved that by .84 seconds. She is now about .6 off the varsity document. Anderson adopted up that swim with a victory within the 200 again and a lifetime finest time (2:00.24).

Yendell secured one other win for the Panthers by touching the wall 1st within the 100 fly (55.08), coming near her lifetime finest (54.70) from the West Virginia twin meet earlier in January. Yendell additionally received the 50 free (23.11), shaving .24 off her lifetime finest from the identical twin meet.

After putting 2nd within the 100 fly, Military freshman Melinda Zhang received the 200 IM (2:07.82), main a 1-2-Three end for Military. All Pitt ladies swam this occasion exhibition, however Anderson posted the unofficial quickest time (2:02.58).

Press Releases

Courtesy of the College of Pittsburgh:

PITTSBURGH – The College of Pittsburgh swimming and diving crew swept its twin meet Saturday at Timber Pool, with No. 22 males successful 203.5-80.5 and the ladies claiming a 186-99 victory.

“I believed we raced effectively,” stated Pitt head coach John Hargis. “Right now was all in regards to the seniors and we needed to have the ability to ship them off the easiest way that we may. Clearly with no followers and no mother and father it was a a lot totally different senior day than normal, nevertheless it was very good to look at the movies from their households congratulating them on their success at Pitt. I believe the crew received and battled actually for the seniors. We now have a few weeks left right here and we wish to fantastic tune the youngsters, give them some relaxation and prepare for convention.”

Senior Day

The house meet was the final for seven Pitt seniors’ careers: Ellis Cannon, Judd Fishman, Kathleen Lynch, Shahar Menahem, Armin Remenyi, Ryan Schonbachler and Blaise Vera. A ceremony was held earlier than the swimming occasions began, with taped movies from every senior’s household proven on the videoboard congratulating them.

Diving Recap

Junior Amy Read claimed first-place within the 3-meter with a rating of 318.90, and junior Serena Buchwald got here in proper behind at 309.45. Freshman Claire McDaniels earned a personal-best rating of 298.43 for third place. Sophomore Meredith Gould (262.43) and freshman Claire Hartley (249.23) additionally registered personal-record scores.

Sophomore Dylan Reed had the highest rating within the 1-meter at 347.25. Within the platform, junior Wesley Ahart took first with a personal-record of 301.43 for a NCAA Zone Diving C Minimize.

Males’s Recap

Swimming began the meet with a win within the 200 Medley Relay with its finest time of the season, 1:26.84.

Freshman Warren Briggs earned first-place within the 1,650 Free (15:13.79) in his first collegiate swim within the occasion. Briggs later set a personal-record within the 500 Yard (4:24.71).

Sophomore Dominic Toledo captured a personal-record for first place within the 200 Free at the perfect time by a Panther this season, 1:38.95.

Freshman Marcin Goraj earned first-place (48.54) within the 100 Again with junior Stephen Hopta proper behind in second with a personal-record (48.94). Goraj later earned first within the 200 Again (1:46.98). 

Junior Cooper Van Der Laan completed first within the 100 Breast (53.04) and 200 Breast (1:56.66) for a second-straight meet.

Remenyi put collectively the Panthers’ finest season’s time within the 200 Fly (1:46.49) and 100 Free (45.45) for first-place finishes. Vera improved his finest season’s time within the 50 Free as effectively at 19.46 for first-place and later bought first within the 100 Fly (47.03). 

Girls’s Recap

Freshman Abby Grottle completed in first-place in three occasions: the 500 Free (4:56.06, private document), 1,650 Free (16:40.16) and 200 Free (1:49.79). All three have been the perfect occasions by a Panther in every occasion this 12 months.

Sophomore Kate Fuhrmann (103.06) and freshman Anneliese Hohm (103.50) captured the top-two spots within the 100 Breast with Hohm establishing a brand new personal-best. Fuhrmann then received within the 100 Free with 50.38, the perfect by a Panther in 2021. Hohm earned a personal-record within the 200 Breast (2:16.12) for first-place, and freshman Genna Joyce additionally set a personal-best within the occasion at 2:17.91 for second-place. 

Sophomore Daisy Anderson set a personal-record within the 200 Again (2:00.24) and improved her season’s top-time within the 200 Fly to 1:59.57 for first-place in each occasions. 

Freshman Sophie Yendell claimed first-place within the 100 Fly (55.08) and 50 Free with a personal-best time of 23.11.

Courtesy of U.S. Army Academy:

*A press launch has not been posted but.