LATROBE, Pa. – The Westminster College swimming & diving teams competed on the road against Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) opponent Saint Vincent College on Saturday afternoon.
The Titan women (3-4, 2-1 PAC) were outscored 185-112 by the Bearcats, while the Titan men (6-1, 3-0 PAC) outdueled Saint Vincent, 185-109.
The Titan men’s relay team of sophomores Matt Kwalick (Sewickley, PA / Quaker Valley) and Matthew Bogen (Canfield, OH / Canfield) and juniors Michael Spencer (Clearfield, PA / Clearfield) and Clay Murray (St. Thomas, PA / James Buchanan) earned first-place in the 200-yard medley relay, swimming a time of 1:39.92. Bogen took first in the individual events of the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.29) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:17.35). Kwalick also earned first in an individual event, swimming a time of 2:02.70 in the 200-yard IM. Junior David Peffer (Ellwood City, PA / Riverside) placed first in both the 1000-yard freestyle (10:16.20) and 200-yard backstroke (1:58.29). Senior Mitch Stahara (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park) earned a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.00) and sophomore Aaron Dunlany (Boardman, OH / Boardman) placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (4:56.43).
For the Titan women, senior Megan Douds (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park) placed second in the 1000-yard freestyle (11:36.04) and the 200-yard butterfly (2:26.79). First-year Nyna Hess (Hilliard, OH / Hilliard Davidson) earned two second-place finishes; 100-yard backstroke (1:03.85) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:18.22). Sophomore Nicole Stengel (Pittsburgh, PA / Carlynton) placed second in the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.63), while sophomore Abigail Jones (Cabot, PA / Knoch) finished second in three individual events (100-yard breast/1:10.43; 200-yard breast/2:34.19; 200-yard IM/2:20.90).
Sophomore Kaitlyn Fast (Wooster, OH / Wooster) finished first in both the 1-meter (6 dives) event (164.78) and 1-meter dive (11 dives) event (382.98). First-year Connor May (Highlands Ranch, CO / Glacier Park) also swept the competition, scoring totals of 187.50 (1 meter/6 dives) and breaking his own school record in the 1-meter (11 dives) event, scoring a point total of 476.55.
Westminster’s next contest is Thursday, February 1 as it plays host to Grove City College. Start time is set for 6 p.m.