Alfred Tops Men's And Women's Swim Teams In Dual Meet

Photo by Wade Aiken
Photo by Wade Aiken

ALFRED, N.Y. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's and women's swim teams fell in a dual meet at Alfred Friday evening, the score of the men's meet coming to 156-78 and the total for the women's meet at 124-59.

"We raced really well today," Head Coach Douglas Alban said. "It is tough to overcome the diving events, and this was our first time going with the longer stroke events. The team took to it very positively, which gives us a lot to think about as we start to plan our Fredonia events. Once again, we had several lifetime bests, which is very promising during these intense weeks of training."

The first win of the day for the Panthers came in the men's 1,000-freestyle as Carey Behm finished at 10:45.49, over 20 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.

Benjamin Koss then grabbed the next win for the Panthers men's team in the 200-freestyle, timing in at 1:49.73.

For the Panthers women's team, Kayla Broad earned second place in the 50-freestyle, finishing in 27.46 seconds, one of just two swimmers in the event to break the 27-second threshold.

Jared Schwab then took the victory in the men's 50-freestyle, timing in at 22.13.

Schwab stayed strong and captured the win in the men's 100-freestyle with a time of 49.83, the only swimmer in the event to break 50 seconds.

The Panthers women then grabbed all the points in the 200-backstroke. Broad finished first at 2:36.10, with Britney Ciorra second at 2:49.63 and Danica Andrews third with a time of 3:17.92. 

Wright then earned first in the women's 500-freestyle with a time of 6:28.42, and later in the 200-breaststroke at 2:51.27.

The meet concluded with the 400-freestyle relay. The Panthers women's team of Broad, Andrews, Lilyth Moreno and Beyleigh Duda finished the event at 5:00.19, while the men's team of Corey Koss, Devyn Condon, Carey Behm and Nicholas Boyd timed in at 3:30.04 in the men's event. 

The result of the meet for the Panthers men's team is the first Pitt-Bradford has not won this season.

Both teams will be in action next on Saturday, Nov. 18, traveling to Washington & Jefferson.