The Pitt-Bradford swim teams suffered a road defeat to
Washington and Jefferson on Saturday afternoon. The men fell 114-84, while the
women were defeated 108-88.
Despite taking the loss, the men reeled off victories in six
events during the meet.
To open the scoring, Matt Patterson claimed the top spot in
the 200 free. Patterson clocked in at 1:51.25, barely edging out Washington and
Jefferson’s Mike Magdic, who clocked in at 1:51.27.
Later in the meet, it was Patterson again finishing in first
place, this time in the 100 free. His final time was 50.62. In second, it was
Magdic again, this time clocking in at 51.11.
Alex Renwick placed first in the 100 butterfly, outpacing
the competition by two seconds. He touched the wall at the 56.35 mark. Second
place finisher Ben McGrath finished at 58.51.
Zack France won the 500 free, the 20th event in the contest.
France clocked in at 5:23.31, almost 50 seconds ahead of teammate Renwick, who
reached the wall at the 6:02.13 mark.
Travis Bellomo claimed first in the 100 breaststroke. He
outpaced the competition to finish at the 1:29.00 mark.
To close out the scoring, the 200 free relay squad claimed
first place in the 26th event. The group consisted of Patterson, Tyler
Ozehowski, Eric Frank and France. The group outswam Washington and Jefferson by
just five-hundredths of a second to clock in at 1:35.25, compared to the
At the end of the day, the Panthers found a way to claim
multiple first place finishes. The difference in the match came in the numbers
Washington and Jefferson had on their roster and the points they were able to
The women, though being defeated, also claimed six events of
Beginning with the 1650 free, Pitt-Bradford’s Elizabeth
Prager clocked in at 19:05.34, almost a full minute ahead of the competition to
Next, it was Carmen Belton, taking the top spot in the 100
free. Belton touched the wall at 1:16.85. The next swimmer to finish was the
Panthers’ Hannah Crone, clocking in at 1:27.07.
Just one event later, Lindsay Frauen outswam everyone in the
100 back to finish in first with a time of 1:16.91.
The 500 free, 100 breaststroke and 200 free relay were kind
to the Panthers, as they finished first in all three events, just as the men
In the 500 free, Sam Smith took the top spot clocking in at
6:15.83. In second was Wehonna Toth, who reached the wall at the 6:20.40 mark.
Katharine O’neil clocked in at 1:33.41 to finish in first
place in the 100 breaststroke.
The 200 free relay that took the top spot was made up of
Prager, Smith, Frauen and Toth. The squad reached the wall at the 1:51.86 mark.
The difference for the women was the same as the men. The Panthers
captured enough first place finishes to keep it close, but the difference came
in the numbers from the Presidents’ roster.
Next up for Pitt-Bradford is the Fredonia State
Invitational. The Panthers will travel to Fredonia, N.Y. on Saturday, Dec. 6,
for a meet at 1 p.m.