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
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
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
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.