Women Sweep UNCW and Richmond in Dual Meets
Oct. 15, 2012
NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion women's swimming & diving teams started off the 2012-13 season with a pair of victories over UNC-W and Richmond, while the ODU men's swimming & diving squad got edged out by one point to UNC-W, the 11-time Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).
The ODU women defeated UNC-W 95.00-68.00 and Richmond, the reigning Atlantic-10 conference champs, by a score of 82.00-81.00. Old Dominion's women won seven individual events and two relays.
Kimberley Rashleigh took first in the 200 backstroke (2:02.87) and in the 400 IM (4:29.20), while Yesim Giresunlu won the 500 freestyle (5:01.53) and the 1650 freestyle (17:06.13). Giresunulu's time of 17:06.13 set a new pool record.
Jessica Hubert won the 100 butterfly by not only posting the fifth fastest¬¬ time in Old Dominion University history with a time of 56.3, but also set a new J.C. "Scrap" Chandler Pool benchmark. Hubert broke her personal best of 56.91 set in 2011, which was good enough for eighth on the ODU charts. Hubert also took first in the 200 butterfly (2:04.16).
Savannah Bowers placed first in the 200 free (1:53.26).
The Lady Monarchs also won the 400 medley relay (3:53.93) with Kimberley Rashleigh, Laura Cempel, Ashley Luchsinger, and Morgan Johnson. Rashleigh and Johnson also teamed up with Savannah Bowers and Mackenzie Payment to win the 400 free relay (3:31.00).
Mitchell Ortiz won the 1 meter with a score of 243.45, moving him up from ninth to eighth on the school's top 10 list. Danny Rabe finished in second on the 1 meter and also cracked ODU's top 10 scores by posting a 231.20, which puts him ninth on the all-time list.
Ortiz continued his dominance on the diving board by winning the 3 meter (246.40) as well.
Ryan Telep earned victories in the 200 IM (1:56.17) and 400 IM (4:09.06). Bernardo Figueredo captured a victory in the 1650 free (16:32.10). Carter Watson hit the wall first in the 200 free (1:44.31), while Jason Brame posted the top time in the 500 free (4:44.24).
Although, Vitor Sa placed second in the 100 fly (50.17), his time was good enough to put him sixth on the school's top 10 list.
The ODU men's and women's swimming & diving teams will return to action on Saturday, October 20th at 10 a.m. hosting the 2nd Annual Five Mile Swim-A-Thon.