Courtesy: Pitt Athletics
PITTSBURGH – The College of Pittsburgh swimming and diving faces Military Friday and Saturday in its final residence twin meet of the 2020-21 season.
The lads’s 3-meter and ladies’s 1-meter diving occasions would be the solely occasions on Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. The ladies’s 3-meter and males’s 1-meter kicks off Saturday at 8:45 a.m. adopted by the senior day ceremony after which the swimming occasions starting at midday.
Saturday’s competitors shall be streamed although ACC Community Additional.
Pitt has seven seniors that shall be honored on Saturday: Ellis Cannon, Judd Fishman, Kathleen Lynch, Shahar Menahem, Armin Remenyi, Ryan Schonbachler and Blaise Vera. The group of seniors have been integral to fifth-year head coach John Hargis’ success at Pitt. As each has certified for the ACC Championships yearly, the group has racked up quite a few educational accolades, etched their names all around the college’s information checklist and picked up factors on the ACC Championships.
In its lone meet of the season, the ladies captured a robust 173-127 win over West Virginia on Jan. 13-14. With diving in Morgantown, W.Va. the primary day, the divers gave the crew a lead heading into swimming. Junior Amy Learn shattered the platform diving document, incomes first-place and scoring 289.65 factors. Learn broke the document by greater than 20 factors, because it was beforehand held by Krista Jones with a rating of 265.58 set in 2019. Junior Serena Buchwald completed second within the platform with a personal-best mark of 260.18. Within the 3-meter, Buchwald took second (296.18) whereas McDaniels positioned third (280.35). Reed took residence first once more within the 1-meter dive with a mark of 297.38.
Diving competed final Saturday at residence towards Duquesne with extra NCAA Zone Diving Cuts. Learn had the highest rating within the 3-meter at 335.55. Within the 1-meter, Buchwald earned first with a brand new personal-best of 316.35
For swimming towards the Mountaineers, the ladies had been profitable within the relays with a first-place end within the 200 yard medley relay and the 400 yard Free relay. Of their collegiate debuts, freshmen Abby Grottle and Genna Joyce each gained a number of occasions. Grottle led the best way within the 500 Free (4:56.29) and 1,000 Free (9:57.18, a private document). Joyce turned in a time of two:17.19 for first within the 200 Breast. Each topped final yr’s greatest occasions by a Panther within the respective occasions.
Sophomore Daisy Anderson additionally gained in a number of occasions. She earned first-place within the 400 IM (4:17.88) and had a personal-best time of two:00.31 within the 200 Fly. The Panthers swept the 100 Breast, as sophomore Tatum Detwiler led the best way with a personal-record of 1:02.51. Junior Madison Nalls took the 100 Free with a time of 51.31.
The lads debuted within the CSCAA Ballot at No. 22 after cruising to a 193-107 victory over West Virginia. The lads additionally racked up factors within the relays with first-place finishes within the 200 yard medley relay and 400 Free relay. Two college information had been damaged within the meet.
Freshman Warren Briggs couldn’t have had a greater collegiate debut as he broke the boys’s oldest college document within the 1,000 Free. Briggs gained the occasion with a time of 9:08.74, topping Eric Limkemann’s earlier school-best time of 9:09.30 set on Feb. 21, 2002 within the BIG EAST Championships. Briggs afterward recorded one other first-place end within the 500 Free (4:26.28), higher than any time within the occasion from final season by a Pitt swimmer.
Junior Cooper van der Laan broke his personal college document (52.71) and set a brand new Bushes Pool document within the 100 Breast with 52.41 to earn first place within the occasion. Van der Laan additionally garnered first within the 200 Breast.
Freshmen Marcin Goraj and Javier Zorzano joined the opposite Panthers to win a number of occasions in his first-ever collegiate meet. Goraj took the highest spot within the 100 Again (47.93) and 200 Again (1:45.39), whereas Zorzano captured first-place within the 400 IM with 3:56.27
Vera continued his dominance within the Yard Brawl, successful the 50 Free (19.80) and the 100 Free (43.67) for the third-straight yr towards West Virginia.
In diving, sophomore Dylan Reed has led the best way by way of two meets. In opposition to WVU, Reed earned first within the 3-meter with a personal-best rating of 406.28, which earned him a NCAA A Lower. He positioned first in each 1-meter and 3-meter towards Duquesne. His 1-meter rating (350.70) earned him a NCAA B reduce, whereas his 396.83 mark within the 3-meter was good for an additional NCAA A reduce.
Freshman Jackson Salisbury has been a robust performer in his first two collegiate meets. Salisbury tallied new private information of 319.65 within the 1-meter and 361.20 within the 3-meter final weekend that had been good for NCAA C and B cuts.