Two Westminster Natatorium pool records were set as the Westminster College men's and women's swimming teams beat Saint Vincent on Saturday in the Titans' final dual meet of the season. The Titan men (6-3) won 150-103 and the Titan women (5-5) won 126-99.
Senior Megan Mier (Copley, Ohio/Revere) won two individual events and helped the Titan women win a relay as she broke the pool record in the 200-yard backstroke with a first-place time of 2:08.42. The previous pool record was held by Washington&Jefferson All-American Kaitlyn Orstein in 2007.
Mier also won the 100 butterfly (59.89) and swam a leg of the winning 400 medley relay (4:05.73).
The other pool record came in a time trial as freshman Caitlin Lehberger (New Wilmington, Pa./Wilmington) broke her own record from earlier in the season in the 400 IM (4:39.95). In addition, Lehberger captured the 50 freestyle (25.43) and helped win the 400 medley relay.
Junior Maile Kirkpatrick (Meadville, Pa./Meadville) was the other member of the Titan women's team to win two individual races as she captured the 100 backstroke (1:05.40) and the 100 freestyle (57.28). Kirkpatrick also helped Westminster post an exhibition time of 1:46.60 in the 200 freestyle relay that beat Saint Vincent's first-place time.
Junior Emily Dressler (Hummelstown, Pa./Mount Calvary Christian) won the 200 freestyle (1:59.42) and assisted on the winning 400 medley relay team. Her exhibition time of 2:17.01 in the 200 IM was faster than Saint Vincent's first-place finisher.
On the men's side, senior Conor Simpson (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) was the only Titan to win two individual events as he captured the 200 freestyle (1:48.40) and the 200 butterfly (2:03.11). Simpson also helped Westminster take the 400 medley relay (3:35.59).
There were eight other Titans who finished first in one individual event, including sophomore Devin Gannon (Glenshaw, Pa./Shaler) who won the 200 IM (2:06.55) and posted an exhibition time of 4:59.20 in the 500 freestyle that beat the first-place Saint Vincent finisher.
Westminster will next compete in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship at Grove City Feb. 12-14.