Shippensburg University sports: SU’s women swimmers sweep tri-meet

SU’s women swimmers swept a tri-meet on Friday night, defeating both Fairmont State and host Cal U. The team won three individual events and both relays in the meet.

Shippensburg University defeated Fairmont State 84-38 and Cal U. by a score of 77-47.

The Raiders won both relays and had three individual event champions on the night. Senior Madison Breiner (Glen Mills, Pa./Bayard Rustin) won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.06, satisfying the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifying standard in the event. Sophomore Marissa Bittner (Middletown, Del./Appoquinimink) won the 200-yard backstroke in a conference cut of 2:39.60.

SU went 1-2-3 in the 200-yard breaststroke, with freshman Kristin Gebhard (Reading, Pa./Twin Valley) winning in 2:39.60. Freshman Gracie Wetzel (Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe) and sophomore Alyssa Tomb (Harrison City, Pa./Penn-Trafford) finished within .05 seconds of each other in second and third place.

Sophomore Michaela Hersh (Mertztown, Pa./Brandywine Heights) notched a PSAC cut in the 400-yard IM, swimming 4:53.06. Hersh was also second in the 200-yard butterfly. Freshman Lauren Croll (Honolulu, Hi./President Theodore Roosevelt) was the runner-up in the 100-yard freestyle. She swam a conference cut of 55.64 seconds. Gebhard was second in the 50-yard freestyle after swimming 26.53 seconds.

The quartet of senior Tomomi Nakano (Hershey, Pa./Hershey), Croll, Gebhard and Breiner won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:53.19. The quartet of Nakano, Croll, sophomore Sammy Taylor (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty) and Breiner won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:43.52.

SU’s women swimmers are back in action Nov. 5 at Clarion.

READ: Shippensburg University sports: SU’s men defeat Fairmont State

Tri Meet results

200 Medley Relay

1. Tomomi NakanoLauren CrollKristin GebhardMadison Breiner 1:53.19
Manisha KapoorGracie WetzelMaddi DzurkoBrenna White 2:05.11

1000 Free

3. Marissa Bittner 11:46.44
Riley Weller 13:00.72

200 Free

1. Madison Breiner 2:02.06 (PSAC)
Sammy Taylor 2:07.52
Gwen Elsey 2:10.29
Eva Tice 2:16.13

50 Free

2. Kristin Gebhard 26.53
Brenna White 28.10
Maddi Dzurko 28.77
Lexington Wagner 29.40

400 IM

2. Michaela Hersh 4:53.06 (PSAC)
3. Alyssa Tomb 5:02.68
Bri Joll 5:07.22
Manisha Kapoor 5:12.77
Rebecca Entner 5:52.34

200 Fly

2. Michaela Hersh 2:22.37
3. Rachel Johnston 2:25.40
Bri Joll 2:32.82
Kallie Lyle 2:39.25

100 Free

2. Lauren Croll 55.64 (PSAC)
3. Sammy Taylor 58.35
Jordyn Kendig 1:03.38
Riley Weller 1:05.95

200 Back

1. Marissa Bittner 2:15.64 (PSAC)
3. Tomomi Nakano 2:21.22
Manisha Kapoor 2:30.44
Camryn Vila 2:33.79

500 Free

3. Gwen Elsey 5:45.88
Marina Cote 5:48.49

200 Breast

1. Kristin Gebhard 2:39.60
2. Gracie Wetzel 2:40.22
3. Alyssa Tomb 2:40.27
Emily Newton 2:44.54
Rachel Johnston 2:44.92
Natalie Wiley 2:47.63
Lexington Wagner 2:49.03
Eva Tice 2:49.69
Brenna White 2:52.68
Bri Joll 2:56.26

200 Free Relay

1. Tomomi NakanoLauren CrollSammy TaylorMadison Breiner 1:43.52
Gracie WetzelNatalie WileyRiley WellerRebecca Entner 1:58.73


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