Washington & Jefferson College freshman Isabella Diaz (Walnut Creek, Calif./Las Lomas) was part of three victories to help the Presidents’ women’s swimming and diving team remain undefeated after a 151.5-111.5 victory at Penn State-Behrend on Saturday afternoon.
The W&J women are now 11-0 overall and are looking for their first undefeated dual-meet record since the 2004-05 squad notched a 13-0 mark. The Presidents’ men (6-3-1) dropped a 157-128 decision.
Diaz claimed the 500 (5:36.51) and 1000 (11:22.81) freestyle events, while also helping the 400 freestyle relay (3:54.17) notch the final race. Freshmen Zoe Levenson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Allderdice), Rosemarie O’Connor (Staten Island, N.Y./Curtis) and Jenna Supp (Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg) joined Diaz on the winning relay.
O’Connor also touched first in the 100 backstroke (1:02.93), while junior C.J. Corcoran (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) brought home victories in the 50 (25.38) and 100 (55.72) freestyles.
Junior Bethany Haver (Akron, Ohio/Harvey S. Firestone) collected a pair of diving wins, posting 236.65 points on the 1-meter board and 261.20 points at three meters. Sophomore Jami Andrews (Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield) added victories in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.08) and 500 freestyle (5:01.18).
Junior Brittany Vogel (Butler, Pa./Butler) tacked on a win in the 200 backstroke (2:18.91), while freshman Margot Wummer (Havertown, Pa./Germantown) tied PSB’s Julie Cook for first place in the 200 breaststroke (2:42.56).
On the men’s side, W&J collected three individual winners. Senior Brandon Smith (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) won the 200 backstroke (2:07.29), while classmate Christian Larson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn Hills) earned first place in the 50 freestyle (22.64).
Junior Jonathan Weeks (Donora, Pa./Ringgold) rounded out the W&J victors with a first-place touch in the 200 butterfly (2:03.69).
W&J returns to the pool next Saturday with a dual meet at Hiram in Ohio.