Swimming & Diving Wins Tri-Meet in Convincing Fashion

Swimming & Diving Wins Tri-Meet in Convincing Fashion


- Event: Le Moyne Tri-Meet

- Results: Assumption 177, Le Moyne 100; Assumption 198, Merrimack 60

- Location: Syracuse, N.Y. (Rev. Vincent B. Ryan, S.J. Pool)

- The Lead: The Assumption women's swimming & diving team dominated the field at Le Moyne today, as they won 10 out of the 14 races while sweeping the top three spots in four of those races.


- The 400 medley relay started the meet with a bang for the Hounds, as freshman Anne Guadalupi (Augusta, Maine / Cony), sophomore Abbey Holmes (Laurel, Md. / Archbishop Spalding), classmate Natalia Kaczor (Chicopee, Mass. / Chicopee) and junior Morgan Nicholls (East London, South Africa / Clarendon) claimed first place while also breaking the pool record that has stood since 2009, finishing with a time of 4:07.93.

 - Junior Shannon Quirk (Wakefield, Mass. / Wakefield Memorial), Sophomore Colleen Kurtz (Somerset, N.J. / Rutgers Preparatory) and classmate Sydney LaQue (Burnt Hills, N.Y. / Burnt Hills Ballston Lake) swept the top three spots in both the 1000 free, as Quirk set the pace with a time of 10:47.48, while Kurtz and LaQue finished second and third with times of 10:52.43 and 11:04.91, respectively. Quirk and Kurtz also placed first and second in the 500 free, as Quirk (5:19.05) and Kurtz (5:21.56) were joined by senior Bry Veroneau (Belchertown, Mass. / Belchertown) who placed third in the event with a time of 5:28.21.

- In the 200 freestyle, the Hounds once again swept the top three spots, as Veroneau won the race in 2:00.08, while Guadalupi (2:01.14) and Kaczor (2:02.50) finished second and third.

- Senior Niamh Morgan (Bettystown, Ireland / Sacred Heart School) had an outstanding meet for the Hounds, as the senior claimed three individual races. Morgan finished first in the 100 backstroke (1:01.55), the 200 backstroke (2:13.39) and the 200 IM (2:14.35). Senior Courtney Barr (Waltham, Mass. / Matignon) joined Morgan in the 100 and 200 backstroke and finished second in both races with times of 1:02.90 and 2:14.77, while LaQue placed third in the 200 backstroke in 2:14.86.

- Holmes also raced her way to a pair of victories, winning the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.02 seconds and claiming the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:34.43.Veroneau touched second in the 50 free in 25.37 seconds and freshman Isabelle Roberts (Nantucket, Mass. / Nantucket) placed second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:35.49.

- In the 100 breaststroke, Holmes placed second in 1:08.71, while Roberts finished third with a time of 1:11.39.

- Kaczor won the 100 butterfly when she finished in 1:01.28, while junior Ali Petrozza (North Andover, Mass. / Austin Preparatory School) placed second with a time of 1:01.62. Petrozza also raced in the 200 fly and finished in third with a time of 2:16.01.

- In the 100 freestyle, Guadalupi set the pace for the Hounds, touching in 55.63 seconds, good for a second place finish. Kaczor finished third with a time of 55.79 seconds.

- The 400 freestyle relay just missed out on a pool record, as Guadalupi, Veroneau, senior Bella Omobono (Chelmsford, Mass. / Chelmsford) and sophomore Sydney Rangulong (Duxbury, Mass. / Duxbury) placed first with a time of 3:43.40.



- The Hounds return to action Friday, October 27th, when they host Mount Holyoke for a dual meet scheduled for 6:30 p.m.



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