Women's Swimming and Diving Team defeats Valparaiso and falls to Cleveland State
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The women's swimming and diving team defeated Valparaiso University, 189-41, and fell to Cleveland State, 141-96, in a tri-meet at Cleveland State Saturday afternoon.
Ivanna Smirnova picked up a first- and second-place win for the Bonnies. She finished first in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.21 and finished second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.85.
Sophomore Paige Gutowski touched in at 2:24.74 in the 200-yard breaststroke, good for a first place finished. Teammate McKenzie Courtney came in just behind her with a time of 2:25.19 and a second place finish.
Freshman Lauren Caldwell had to second place finishes for the Brown and White. She came in at 2:10.42 in the 200-yard IM and 2:09.33 in the 200-yard butterfly.
In the 200-yard freestyle, freshman Rachel Bull finished in second place with a time of 1:57.29. Lanae Petty came in just behind her with a time of 1:58.79, good for a third place finish. Bull also finished second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:11.42.
Aly Paz finished second in the 1000-yard freestyle, touching in at 10:54.70.
Jeanette Dietrich placed third in two events for the Bonnies. She touched in at 24.89 in the 50-yard freestyle and 54:52 in the 100-yard freestyle.
In relay action, the Bonnies placed second and third in both the 400-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay. A team of McCann, Gutowski, Caldwell and Smirnova came in second in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 4:00.47. Muhl, Courtney, Summer Sawaya and Erica Pascarella touched in just behind taking third place with a time of 4:08.78.
Bull, Petty, McCann and Dietrich came in at 3:39.14 for a second place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Pascarella, Sawaya, Muhl and Courtney touched in at 3:46.01, coming in at third place.
In diving action, Chrysta Currier finished fourth with a score of 189.67 and Alycia Gossett finished in fifth place with a score or 180.00 in the 3-meter. Gossett finished third and Currier finished fourth in the 1-meter with scores of 196.95 and 194.25, respectively.
The team will return to the pool on Nov. 18 when it travels to East Lansing to face Michigan State.