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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (Titan Athletics)– The Westminster College men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams competed against non-conference opponent Wooster College on Saturday afternoon.
The men (3-0) defeated Wooster, 172.5-125.5, while the women (1-2) fell to the Fighting Scots 202-92.
For the women, junior Kaitlyn Fast (Wooster, OH / Wooster) took first-place in both the 1-meter (213.65) and 3-meter (233.05). The 200-yard medley relay team of sophomore Nyna Hess (Hilliard, OH / Hilliard Davidson), juniors Nicole Stengel (Pittsburgh, PA / Carlynton), Abigail Jones (Cabot, PA / Knoch), and senior Carolyn Novak (Pittsburgh, PA / Upper St. Clair) placed second with a time of 1:56.29. Jones finished second in both the 200 free (2:04.34) and 400 IM (5:03.81). Stengel took second in the 200-yard butterfly (1:01.70), while Novak placed second in the 100-yard freestyle (57.84). Stengel, Novak, and first-years Regan Kelly (Butler, PA / Moniteau) and Megan Routch (Imperial, PA / West Allegheny) finished second in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:44.99.
On the men’s side, the relay team of freshman Trevor McCabe (Avon, NY / Avon Central), junior Matt Kwalick (Sewickley, PA / Quaker Valley), and seniors David Peffer (Ellwood City, PA / Riverside) and Clay Murray (St. Thomas, PA / James Buchanan) took first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:38.42. McCabe placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.11), while Kwalick took first in the 100 free (49.46). Peffer swam to a first-place finish in the 200 free (1:46.87) and 200 back (1:59.96). Senior Luke Simmons (Ashland, OH / Ashland) finished first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.42. Junior Thomas Somora (Grove City, PA / Grove City) earned first in the 200 breast (2:22.74) while junior Aaron Dunlany (Boardman, OH / Boardman) placed first in the 400 IM (4:25.98). In diving, freshman Patrick Holton (Livonia, MI / Winston Churchill) finished first in the 3-meter dive, totaling a score of 275.00. Holton’s score is now second-best in Westminster history. Freshman Austin Shaw (Gibsonia, PA / Pine-Richland) took first in the 1-meter dive with a score of 254.65.
Westminster is back in action Wednesday, November 14 for its first Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) dual-match of the season at Washington & Jefferson College. Start time is set for 6 p.m.

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