Swimming defeated at Whitewater

Kyle Nodarse

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs went to the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater for a duel meet this past Saturday. The men were defeated by a score of 146-79 and the women lost 145-93.The men were led by individual victories by Kyle Griffin (’09) in the 1650 freestyle, Taylor Brengel (’09) in the 50 freestyle, and a strong 1-2 finish by Nick Johnson (’11) and Matt Yauch (’09) in the 200 yard breaststroke. Kevin Gabrielsen (’11) and Bryan Rosen (’09) finished second and fourth in the diving competition to help the men’s program finish strongly.

On the women’s side, Hayley Vatch (’09) and Kelsey Gray (’11) took first and second in the 1650 freestyle, Rebecca Hamlyn (’11) and Mandy Schlais (’09) took first and second in the 200 butterfly. Vatch and Gray picked up victories in the 500-yard free and the 200 yard backstroke.

The men’s and women’s programs travel to the University of Chicago this weekend to compete in the Universities Invitational. They are then home for the Lawrence Invitational on January 26.