Women’s swimming defeats Altoona, men tie


The Pitt-Bradford women’s swimming team defeated the Penn State Altoona Lions 93-84 on Saturday afternoon at the Paul C. Dukes Aquatics Center. The men finished tied with Altoona 102-102.

The women placed first in six of the events at the pool including the 400 medley relay, 1000 free, 200 free, 200 back, 200 butterfly and the 400 free relay.

The 400 medley team was made up of Wehonna Toth, Elizabeth Prager, Sam Smith and Lindsay Frauen. The squad completed the relay with a final time of 4:44.34. Frauen touched the wall nearly five seconds ahead of Altoona’s Autumn Henderson, who finished at the 4:49.47 and in second place.

Jaime Hannold claimed the 1000 free with a finish time of 13:55.83.

Prager dashed out to a huge lead in the 200 free while claiming first place by a whopping 20 seconds. Prager finished at the 2:04.92 mark. The next swimmer to finish was Altoona’s Henderson with a time of 2:24.82.

A few events later it was Prager again taking the top spot, this time in the 200 back. Just like the 200 free, the 200 back featured Prager establishing a huge lead to finish with a time of 2:17.64. The mark was 17 seconds ahead of the second place finisher.

Sam Smith took first place in the 200 butterfly, touching the wall as the clock ticked 2:40.20.

The 400 free relay team consisted of Hannold, Catherine DeZort, Carmen Belton and Aisahah Smith. The team finished 5:33.70 mark.

The men started fast, claiming the 400 medley relay in the first event. The group was made up of Tyler Ozehowski, Jeff Cattoni, Eric Frank and Matt Patterson. The anchor reached the wall at the 3:51.45 mark.

Following the relay, Zack France posted a first place finish in the 1000 free with a time of 10:55.07.

The men continued their hot start in the 200 free with Patterson racing to the finish and a time of 1:53.54.

After a few victories put Altoona back in the meet, Frank moved ahead of the pack in the 200 butterfly to post his second victory. Frank hit the wall with a time of 2:09.75, two seconds ahead of teammate Alex Renwick.

The men entered the final event, the 400 free, trailing Altoona and needed a win to equal a tie. France, Troy Matthews, Renwick and Frank rallied to claim the top spot with a time of 3:32.74.

The Panthers conclude their four-meet homestand next Saturday, Nov. 9, when they host Buffalo State at the pool at 1 p.m.