ODU Swimming and Diving Falls to James Madison
Jan. 20, 2007
HARRISONBURG, VA -- Both the men's and women's swim/dive teams fell to CAA foe James Madison on Saturday. Despite impressive individual performances, the women fell 171.50-128.50 and the men lost 166-132.
The women's team was paced by Jennifer Sargent, who swept the breastroke events for the women (100 - 1:07.65 and 200 - 2:27.42) and won the 200 individual medley (2:13.07). Team captain Diana Hurst took second in the 1000 free (10:42.61) and won the 200 fly (2:13.12). Senior Lauren Timby was the swimmer in front of Hurst in the 1000, swimming it in 10:36.62.
Other victories for the women's team came behind BeBe Abraham's performace in the 100 free (53.84) and Liza Moiseeva's in the 500 free (5:11.79). Abraham also finished second 200 free (1:54.18) and the 500 free (5:16.78). Freshman Blayne Knapp impressed with a fourth place effort in the 200 IM (2:16.66) and a second place finish in the 100 butterfly (1:01.53).
Haverty won the 100 free in 47.21 seconds and grabbed second in the 50 free in 21.39. Balint came from behind to win the 100 backstroke in 50.08 seconds and won the 500 freestyle by nearly two seconds with a time of 4:48.20.
Other winners on the men's side include Michael DeNise winning by nearly four seconds in the 1000 free (9:48.63) and Ryan Tinney touching the wall in 1:43.74 during the 200. Kevin Latimer and Kirk Weldon finished 1-2 in the 200 fly in 1:57.52 and 1:59.11 respectively and Dan Gallagher finished first in the 200 backstroke in 1:56.83.
The Monarchs had been out of competition for over a month and now return to action next weekend at George Mason University to take on American, Mason, and Army starting at 4:00 pm Saturday.