Men's Swimming at NCAA's

OXFORD, Ohio – The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team completed action at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships on Saturday evening at Miami University. The Generals finished eighth overall with 143 points.

Kenyon College claimed the title with 635 points, while Johns Hopkins (330), Denison (314.5), Emory (261), Williams (211), St. Olaf (178), The College of New Jersey (157), W&L (143), NYU (139) and Amherst (131) rounded out the Top 10.

Senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) completed his stellar championship by finishing fourth in the 100 free (44.83) to garner First Team All-America laurels. He also set a new school record in the preliminaries with a time of 44.51. Senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) finished 15th overall in the 100 free (45.96) en route to earning Honorable Mention All-America accolades.

The Generals completed the championship event with a sixth-place finish in the 400 free relay to edge NYU for eighth-place. W&L completed the event in a school-record time of 3:02.53, while McGlaston led off the relay with the second-fastest 100 free in school history (45.41). He was joined on the relay team by sophomore Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kan./Shawnee), junior Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and Sweet. All four earned First Team All-America honors for their performances.

W&L, which tied its top-ever finish in the NCAA Championships, has now concluded its season.

Men's Swimming at NCAA's

OXFORD, Ohio – The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team competed in the second day of the 2008 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday at the Corwin Nixon Aquatic Center at Miami University (Ohio). W&L is in eighth place after 13 events.

Senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) placed ninth in the 200 free in a school-record time of 1:39.10. Junior Paul Crook(Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) also participated in the 200 free, finishing 11th with a time of 1:40.82.

Sweet and Crook teamed up with senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) and junior Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Landsdale Catholic) to post an eighth-place finish (6:45.44) in the 800 free relay.

The Generals return for the final day of the 2008 NCAA's on Saturday. The preliminaries begin at 11:00 am.

Top Ten Team Scores
1. Kenyon College 429
2. Denison University 246.5
3. Johns Hopkins University 224
4. Emory University 173
5. Williams College 140
6. St. Olaf College 130
7. TCNJ 119
8. Washington and Lee University 100
9. New York University 89
10. Depauw University 80

Men's Swimming at NCAA's

OXFORD, Ohio – The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team competed in the first day of the 2008 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday at the Corwin Nixon Aquatic Center at Miami University (Ohio). W&L is in sixth place after six events and was led by senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day), who the national title and broke the NCAA DIII championship record in the 50 free.

Sweet is Washington and Lee’s first national champion, since Nathan Hottle won the 200 breast in 1995. He swam a 19.85 in the event to break the record set by Aaron Cole of Denison in 1999.

Sweet also participated in the fourth-place finishing 200 free relay. He teamed up with senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), sophomore Brandon Barnds (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) and junior Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) to finish in a time of 1:21.82 and earn First Team All-America honors. The quartet set a new school record in the preliminaries, touching in a time of 1:21.55.

Additionally, McGlaston took seventh in the 50 free (20.51) and earns First Team All-America accolades for his placing.

The Generals return to action on Friday for the second day of the 2008 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. The preliminaries are slated to begin at 11:00 am.

Top Ten Team Scores Through Day 1
1. Kenyon College 201
2. Johns Hopkins University 110
3. Denison University 105
4. Emory University 75
5. St. Olaf College 68
6. Washington and Lee University 63
7. New York University 54
8. Springfield College 46
9. Williams College 45
10. TCNJ 44

Swimming at St. Mary's (Md.) Invitational

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. --- Selected members of the Washington and Lee men's and women's swimming teams competed at a last chance meet hosted by St. Mary's (Md.) in hopes of improving their NCAA qualifying times for the upcoming 2008 Division III Championships.

The Generals posted two provisional cuts on the day. Junior Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Governor’s School) posted a "B" cut in the 200 back in a school-record time of 2:07.41, while the 800 free relay team of seniors Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), and juniors Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and junior Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Landsdale Catholic) improved their time to a "B" cut mark of 6:49.60.

The NCAA Division III Women's Championships will take place March 13-15, while the men's championships will be held March 20-22. Both meets will be hosted by Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Men's Swimming at BMC Championships

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team finished second overall at the 2008 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships on Saturday in Charlotte, N.C., at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club. Wingate claimed the conference championship with 821 points to the Generals' 638.

Junior Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) posted the Generals' top individual performance on the day with a second-place finish in the 200 back with an NCAA "B" cut time of 1:53.79.

Additionally, sophomore Jonathan Giesen (Hoover, Ala./Paul Laurence Dunbar) placed fourth in the 1650 free (16:42.93). Seniors Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) and Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) each notched a "B" cut in the 100 free, finishing fourth (46.11) and sixth (46.23), respectively. Sophomore Winston Stagg (Midlothian, Va./Governor's School) was the third finisher in the 200 fly (1:57.34).

 In the final relay, the team of Sweet, McGlaston, junior Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and sophomore Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kansas/Shawnee) took third with a "B" cut time of 3:05.29.

The Generals return to action on March 20-22 at the 2008 NCAA Division III Championships.

Finals Standings
1. Wingate 821
2. Washington and Lee 638
3. Limestone 539
4. Savannah Coll. of Art & Design 363
5. Transylvania 264
6. Pfeiffer 257
7. Catawba 229
8. West Virginia Wesleyan 159
9. Wheeling Jesuit 130
10. Fairmont State 82
11. St. Andrews 36
12. Salem International 6

Men's Swimming at BMC Championships

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team competed in its third day of the 2008 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships on Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club. The Generals are currently in second place through 14 events, trailing current leader Wingate, 547-439.

The Blue and White were led by the second-place finishing 800 free relay. Seniors Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), and juniors Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and junior Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Landsdale Catholic) teamed up to finish the event in a time of 6:52.85 (NCAA “B” cut).

W&L also posted several solid individual performances on the day, including notching third, fourth and sixth place in the finals of 100 free. Sweet took the bronze with an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:42.22, while Crook followed in fourth with a “B” cut time of 1:42.38 and McGlaston was sixth (1:43.54).

W&L returns to action on Saturday for the final day of the conference meet at 10:30 am.

TEAM STANDINGS (After 14 Events)
1. Wingate 547
2. Washington and Lee 439
3. Limestone 416
4. Savannah Coll. of Art & Design 245
5. Pfeiffer 179
6. Catawba 172
7. Transylvania 144
8. West Virginia Wesleyan 114
9. Wheeling Jesuit 93
10. Fairmont State 60
11. St. Andrews 36
12. Salem International 1

-- GENERALS --

Men's Swimming at BMC Championships

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team was in action in the second day of the 2008 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships on Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club. The Generals are currently in second place through six events, trailing current leader Wingate, 237-227.

The team of seniors Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), junior Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) and sophomore Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kansas/Shawnee) placed second in the 200 free relay with an NCAA "A" cut time of 1:22.41.

McGlaston also competed in the fourth-place finishing 400 medley relay (3:32.55), along with junior Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), sophomore Josh Gonzalez (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) and senior Will Hartmann (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy).

Individually, Sweet and McGlaston each logged an NCAA "A" cut time in the 50 free. Sweet placed fourth in the finals (20.53) and also set a new school record in the prelims of the event with a time of 20.43. McGlaston finished fifth with a time of 20.60.

Additionally, W&L had four swimmers rack up points in the 500 free as Crook placed first with an NCAA "B" cut time of 4:36.58, sophomore Jonathan Giesen (Hoover, Ala./Paul Laurence Dunbar) took second (4:43.49), junior Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Landsdale Catholic) was the fifth finisher (4:47.96) and sophomore Dan Austin (Terrace Park, Ohio/Mariemont) was seventh (4:49.68).

W&L returns to action on Friday for the third day of the conference meet at 10:30 am.

TEAM STANDINGS (After Six Events)
1. Wingate 237
2. Washington and Lee 227
3. Limestone College 187
4. Savannah College of A&D 115
5. Catawba 99
6. Pfeiffer 96
7. West Virginia Wesleyan 67
8. Transylvania 57
9. Wheeling Jesuit 36
10. Fairmont State 28
11. St. Andrews 19

Men's Swimming at BMC Championships

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team was in action in the first day of the 2008 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships on Wednesday evening in Charlotte, N.C., at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club.

The Generals are currently in second place after swimming just one event on the first day. Sophomore Jonathan Giesen (Hoover, Ala./Paul Laurence Dunbar) placed second in the 1000 free (9:53.41), while sophomore Dan Austin (Terrace Park, Ohio/Mariemont) took seventh in the same event (10:01.83).

W&L returns to action on Thursday for the second day of the conference meet at 10:30 am.

TEAM STANDINGS (After One Event)
1. Wingate 56
2. Washington and Lee 34
3. Catawba 28
4. Limestone 17
5. Pfeiffer 14
6. West Virginia Wesleyan 6

Men's Swimming vs. Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's swim team lost to Virginia Tech, 147.5-101.5, on Friday evening at War Memorial Pool in Blacksburg, Va.

The Generals (9-2) had four swimmers record first-place finishers at the meet. Sophomore Ian Childers (Ona, W. Va./Greater Latrobe) took first in the 100 back (1:02.69), while junior Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Landsdale Catholic) was the first finisher in the 500 free (4:56.57). Sophomore Josh Gonzalez (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) tallied a winning time in the 50 fly (24.22) and senior Will Hartmann (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy) snagged the gold in the 400 IM (4:23.41).

Additionally, junior Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) each notched a second-place performance.  Crook was the second to touch in the 200 free (1:44.25) and McGlaston tallied a second-place finish in the 100 free (47.52). The Generals look to defend their conference title on February 14-16 at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships in Charlotte, N.C.

--GENERALS--

Men's Swimming vs. Johns Hopkins

The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams competed against Johns Hopkins on Saturday morning. The men fell, 153-109, while the women were defeated by JHU, 151-105.

For the men, senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) posted two first-place finishes. Sweet finished first in the 50 free (20.79) and the 100 free (46.78), before teaming up with senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), junior Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) and sophomore Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kansas/Shawnee) to post another first-place finish with a time of 1:24.74 in the 200 free relay.

Junior Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) also recorded a winning time for W&L. Crook placed first in the 500 free (4:50.60).

On the women’s side, juniors Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Governor’s School) and Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherine’s) led the Generals with one first-place finish apiece. Strachan took gold in the 200 back with a time of 2:11.90, while Mahoney finished first in the 200 IM in a time of 2:17.92.

Strachan then joined freshmen Jackie Smith (Southampton, Pa./Archbishop Wood) and Tess Hayden (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) and senior Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) in the 200 free relay to notch a first-place finish with a time of 1:43.75.

The men return to action on Friday when they travel to Virginia Tech for a 7:00 pm meet and the women travel to Bridgewater on Saturday for a 2:00 pm meet.

Swimming vs. Wingate

LEXINGTON, Va. - The Washington and Lee men's and women's swimming teams competed against Marymount and Wingate on Saturday afternoon. The men swept both teams, edging out Wingate, 133-129, and defeating Marymount, 222-37 The women lost to Wingate, 160-101, but topped Marymount, 184.5-70.50.

For the women, junior Lindsay Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Governor's School) led the Generals with two first-place finishes. Strachan took gold in the 100 back with a time of 1:02.03 and finished first in the 200 back in a time of 2:12.63.

Freshmen Jackie Smith (Southampton, Pa./Archbishop Wood) and Tess Hayden (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) also tallied first-place finishes. Smith was the top performer in the 200 free (2:01.33), while Hayden was the winner of the 500 free (5:24.49).

On the men's side, senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) posted two winning performances and competed on the first-place finishing 400 free relay. Sweet took first in both the 50 free (20.80 - "B" cut) and the 100 free (46.75).

Sweet then teamed up with senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), junior Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) and sophomore Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kansas/Shawnee) to post a time of 3:09.79 in the 400 free relay.

Senior Will Hartmann (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy) and sophomore Josh Gonzalez (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) also recorded winning times for W&L. Hartmann placed first in the 100 back (54.80), while Gonzalez was first in the 100 butterfly (53.26).

The women return to action on Friday when they take on 2007 ODAC Champion Randolph-Macon. The men do not compete again until a dual meet with Johns Hopkins on Jan. 25-26.

Swimming vs. Marymount

LEXINGTON, Va. - The Washington and Lee men's and women's swimming teams competed against Marymount and Wingate on Saturday afternoon. The men swept both teams, edging out Wingate, 133-129, and defeating Marymount, 222-37. The women lost to Wingate, 160-101, but topped Marymount, 184.5-70.50.

For the women, junior Lindsay Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Governor's School) led the Generals with two first-place finishes. Strachan took gold in the 100 back with a time of 1:02.03 and finished first in the 200 back in a time of 2:12.63.

Freshmen Jackie Smith (Southampton, Pa./Archbishop Wood) and Tess Hayden (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) also tallied first-place finishes. Smith was the top performer in the 200 free (2:01.33), while Hayden was the winner of the 500 free (5:24.49).

On the men's side, senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) posted two winning performances and competed on the first-place finishing 400 free relay. Sweet took first in both the 50 free (20.80 - "B" cut) and the 100 free (46.75).

Sweet then teamed up with senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), junior Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) and sophomore Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kansas/Shawnee) to post a time of 3:09.79 in the 400 free relay.

Senior Will Hartmann (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy) and sophomore Josh Gonzalez (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) also recorded winning times for W&L. Hartmann placed first in the 100 back (54.80), while Gonzalez was first in the 100 butterfly (53.26).

The women return to action on Friday when they take on 2007 ODAC Champion Randolph-Macon. The men do not compete again until a dual meet with Johns Hopkins on Jan. 25-26.

Swimming at Nike Kenyon Cup Invite

GAMBIER, Ohio -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams competed in the final day of the Nike Invitational hosted by Kenyon College on Saturday. The men finished sixth out of seven teams, while the women were eighth out of eight squads.

Senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) was the Generals’ top performer for the second-straight day as he totaled another NCAA “A” cut and swam on the “B” cut 400 free relay team. Sweet opened the day by breaking his own school record in the preliminaries of the 100 free with an “A” cut time of 45.15. In the finals, he placed second and broke his record again with a time of 45:04.

Senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) also competed in the 100 free and recorded a “B” cut time of 46.54 in the preliminaries before taking seventh in the finals with a time of 45.95.

McGlaston and Sweet teamed up with junior Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and sophomore Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kansas/Shawnee) to place third in the 400 free relay with a provisional qualifying time of 3:03.93, which was the second fastest time in W&L school history.

Crook and Barnds also posted solid performances in individual events. Crook took seventh in the 200 IM with a time of 1:55.58, while Barnds placed 17th in the 100 free (46.87).

The Generals return to action on Jan. 12 when they host Marymount at 1:00 pm.

Women’s Team Scores - FINAL 1. University of Kansas 1090.5 2. Kenyon College 894 3. Colgate University 764.5 4. Penn Swimming 625.5 5. Davidson College 485 6. Johns Hopkins University 169 7. Carnegie Mellon University 158.5 8. Washington & Lee University 78

Men’s Team Scores - FINAL 1. Kenyon College 1242.5 2. Penn Swimming 1196 3. Johns Hopkins University 515.5 4. Carnegie Mellon University 375 5. Davidson College 309 6. Washington & Lee University 296 7. Colgate University 268

Swimming at Nike Kenyon Cup Invite

GAMBIER, Ohio -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams competed in the Nike Invitational hosted by Kenyon College on Friday. After two days of competition, the men’s team is currently sixth out of seven teams, while the women sit in eighth place out of eight squads.

Senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) led the W&L men with two outstanding individual performances. Sweet began the day by setting school and pool records in the preliminaries of the 50 free with an NCAA “A” cut time of 20.55 and then followed that up with a first-place finish in the finals, breaking his record with another “A” cut time of 20.43. Sweet also notched a “B” cut time in the preliminaries of the 200 free (1:40.80) and took third in the finals of the event (1:42.35).

Junior Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) also notched NCAA provisional qualifying times in individual events. Crook placed eighth in the 200 free (1:42.20), while McGlaston took fifth in the 50 free (20.90).

Additionally, the 200 free relay team of Sweet, McGlaston, junior Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) and sophomore Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kansas/Shawnee) took fourth in the 200 free relay with a “B” cut time of 1:23.30.

The Generals return to action for the final day of the Nike Invitational on Saturday at 10 am.

Women’s Team Scores - Through Event 20
1. University of Kansas 604.5
2. Kenyon College 512
3. Colgate University 404.5
4. University of Pennsylvania 350
5. Davidson College 252
6. Carnegie Mellon University 97
7. Johns Hopkins University 94
8. Washington and Lee University 51

Men’s Team Scores Through Event 20
1. University of Pennsylvania 704
2. Kenyon College 665
3. Johns Hopkins University 265.5
4. Carnegie Mellon University 206
5. Colgate University 173.5
6. Washington and Lee University 162
7. Davidson College 158

Swimming at Nike Kenyon Cup Invite

GAMBIER, Ohio -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's swimming teams were in action in the first day of the Nike Invitational hosted by Kenyon College on Thursday night.

Highlighting the evening was the performance of the 'A' men's 800 free relay team that placed fifth out of 25 teams in an NCAA "B" cut time of 6:51.56. Juniors Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Landsdale Catholic) and Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton), and senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) made up the fifth-place team.

Additionally, senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) was a member of the 'B' 800 free relay and swam a 'B' cut time of 1:42.77 in his 200 free split.

On the women's side, the quartet of freshmen Jaclyn Smith (Southampton, Pa./Archbishop Wood) and Tess Hayden (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier), and junior Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) and sophomore Sarah Simpson (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) set a school record in the 800 free relay(8:07.49).

The Generals return to action for the second day of the Nike Invitational on Friday at 10 am.

Swimming vs. Franklin & Marshall

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Washington and Lee swimming teams were in action on Saturday afternoon at the Carnegie Mellon Quad Dual meet. The W&L men finished 3-0 with wins over CMU (140-122), Franklin & Marshall (184-78) and Rochester (189-73). The W&L women went 2-1 on the day, defeating F&M (135-127) and Rochester (159.5-102.5) and falling to CMU (137-95).

The W&L men (7-0) were led by senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), who won two individual events and was part of two winning relay teams. McGlaston won the 50 free in an NCAA “B” cut time of 21.20 and finished first in the 100 free with a time of 47.57. He also swam on the winning 200 medley relay (1:37.81) and 400 free relay (3:12.67) teams.

Sophomore Josh Gonzalez (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) touched first in the 100 (53.54) and 200 fly (1:59.18) and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay team, while junior Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) won the 500 free (4:46.25) and the 200 IM (1:57.87) and also swam on the winning 200 medley relay.

Senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) emerged victorious in the 200 free with a time of 1:45.76 and swam a leg on the winning 400 free relay team.

The W&L women (6-4) were paced by freshman Tess Hayden (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier), who won the 1000 free (10:59.58), finished second in the 500 free (5:23.84) and swam a leg on the second-place 400 free relay team (3:46.31).

Freshman Jaclyn Smith (Southampton, Pa./Archbishop Wood) won the 200 free with a time of 2:00.81 and also swam a leg on the 400 free relay team, while junior Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Governor's School) finished second in the 200 back (2:13.87) and third in the 100 back (1:01.87). Junior Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) wrapped up the Generals’ leaders by finishing second in the 200 IM (2:17.50) and third in the 200 breast (2:35.58).

The W&L men and women both return to action on November 29 as they participate in the NIKE Kenyon Cup Invite in Gambier, Ohio.

Swimming vs. Rochester

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Washington and Lee swimming teams were in action on Saturday afternoon at the Carnegie Mellon Quad Dual meet. The W&L men finished 3-0 with wins over CMU (140-122), Franklin & Marshall (184-78) and Rochester (189-73). The W&L women went 2-1 on the day, defeating F&M (135-127) and Rochester (159.5-102.5) and falling to CMU (137-95).

The W&L men (7-0) were led by senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), who won two individual events and was part of two winning relay teams. McGlaston won the 50 free in an NCAA “B” cut time of 21.20 and finished first in the 100 free with a time of 47.57. He also swam on the winning 200 medley relay (1:37.81) and 400 free relay (3:12.67) teams.

Sophomore Josh Gonzalez (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) touched first in the 100 (53.54) and 200 fly (1:59.18) and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay team, while junior Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) won the 500 free (4:46.25) and the 200 IM (1:57.87) and also swam on the winning 200 medley relay.

Senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) emerged victorious in the 200 free with a time of 1:45.76 and swam a leg on the winning 400 free relay team.

The W&L women (6-4) were paced by freshman Tess Hayden (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier), who won the 1000 free (10:59.58), finished second in the 500 free (5:23.84) and swam a leg on the second-place 400 free relay team (3:46.31).

Freshman Jaclyn Smith (Southampton, Pa./Archbishop Wood) won the 200 free with a time of 2:00.81 and also swam a leg on the 400 free relay team, while junior Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Governor's School) finished second in the 200 back (2:13.87) and third in the 100 back (1:01.87). Junior Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) wrapped up the Generals’ leaders by finishing second in the 200 IM (2:17.50) and third in the 200 breast (2:35.58).

The W&L men and women both return to action on November 29 as they participate in the NIKE Kenyon Cup Invite in Gambier, Ohio.

Swimming at Carnegie Mellon

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Washington and Lee swimming teams were in action on Saturday afternoon at the Carnegie Mellon Quad Dual meet. The W&L men finished 3-0 with wins over CMU (140-122), Franklin & Marshall (184-78) and Rochester (189-73). The W&L women went 2-1 on the day, defeating F&M (135-127) and Rochester (159.5-102.5) and falling to CMU (137-95).

The W&L men (7-0) were led by senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), who won two individual events and was part of two winning relay teams. McGlaston won the 50 free in an NCAA “B” cut time of 21.20 and finished first in the 100 free with a time of 47.57. He also swam on the winning 200 medley relay (1:37.81) and 400 free relay (3:12.67) teams.

Sophomore Josh Gonzalez (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) touched first in the 100 (53.54) and 200 fly (1:59.18) and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay team, while junior Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) won the 500 free (4:46.25) and the 200 IM (1:57.87) and also swam on the winning 200 medley relay.

Senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) emerged victorious in the 200 free with a time of 1:45.76 and swam a leg on the winning 400 free relay team.

The W&L women (6-4) were paced by freshman Tess Hayden (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier), who won the 1000 free (10:59.58), finished second in the 500 free (5:23.84) and swam a leg on the second-place 400 free relay team (3:46.31).

Freshman Jaclyn Smith (Southampton, Pa./Archbishop Wood) won the 200 free with a time of 2:00.81 and also swam a leg on the 400 free relay team, while junior Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Governor's School) finished second in the 200 back (2:13.87) and third in the 100 back (1:01.87). Junior Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) wrapped up the Generals’ leaders by finishing second in the 200 IM (2:17.50) and third in the 200 breast (2:35.58).

The W&L men and women both return to action on November 29 as they participate in the NIKE Kenyon Cup Invite in Gambier, Ohio.

Swimming at Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men's swimming team defeated Gettysburg, 104-93, while the women's swimming team topped Bryn Mawr, 86-9, but lost to the Bullets, 61-33, on Saturday afternoon in Gettysburg, Pa.

On the men's side, the Generals (4-0) won both the 400 medley relay and the 400 free relay. The team of senior Evan Fitzgerald (Southern Pines, N.C./Oneal School), sophomore Ian Childers (Ona, W. Va./Greater Latrobe), freshman Brandon Wilder (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) and sophomore Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kansas/Shawnee) won the medley relay in a time of 3:45.03, while the quartet of seniors Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and Joe Steiner (Greensburg, Pa./Latrobe), sophomore Nicholas Talluri (Mount Airy, N.C./Mount Airy) and freshman Ryan Elsey (Olathe, Kan./Olathe South) placed first in the free relay in a time of 3:23.40. Wilder also notched a win in the 200 fly, touching in a time of 2:05.27.

The women (4-3) were paced by junior Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Governor’s School), who finished first in the 200 back and competed on the second-place finishing 400 medley relay.

Additionally, freshman Jackie Smith (Southampton, Pa./Archbishop Wood), junior Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake), senior Colette Moryan (Westfield, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) and junior Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) all notched second-place finishes on the day. Smith was the second finisher in the 200 free (2:02.02), Miata took second in the 50 free (25.88), Moryan was second in the 200 fly (2:22.01) and Mahoney was second in the 200 breast (2:35.55).

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they travel to Pittsburgh, Pa., to take on Carnegie Mellon, the University of Rochester and Franklin & Marshall at 1:00 pm.

Swimming vs. Centre

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team posted a 161-96 victory over Centre, while the women were defeated by a score of 141-121 on Saturday morning at the Cy Tombly Pool.

On the men’s side, the Generals were led by senior Will Hartmann’s (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy) three first-place finishes in the individual events. Hartmann touched first in the 100-yard backstroke (55.96), 200-yard backstroke (2:02.78) and 200-yard IM (2:03.41). Junior Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) also notched two first-place finishes in individual events. Crook finished first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:45.42) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:48.91).

Hartmann and Crook were joined by five more W&L swimmers, who also had first-place finishes. Sophomore Winston Stagg (Midlothian, Va./Governor's School) was the first finisher in the 100-yard breastroke (1:02.96), while sophomore Josh Gonzalez (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) was victorious in the 200-yard butterfly (2:01.53). Senior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) won the 50-yard freestyle (21:26), while senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) posted a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (47.83).  Sophomore Ian Childers (Ona, W. Va./Greater Latrobe) took gold in the 200-yard breastroke (2:17.62).

The men also swept the two relay events. The team of Stagg, Crook, Gonzalez and McGlaston placed first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1.38.68. Crook, sophomore Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kansas/Shawnee), McGlaston and Sweet finished first in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:11.90).

On the women’s side, W&L was paced by junior Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherine’s) and junior Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Governor’s School) with two first-place finishes apiece. Mahoney finished first in the 100-yard breastroke (1:13.54) and the 200-yard IM (2.19.68), while Stachan touched first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:02.77) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:14.84).

Additionally, freshman Tess Hayden (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) took the gold in the 1000 yard freestyle with a time of 11:18.75 and junior Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) was victorious in the 200-yard butterfly (2:18.78).

The men return to action on Saturday as they travel to Gettysburg for a 2:00 pm meet. The women’s team returns to action on Friday as they host Emory and Henry for a 7:00 pm meet.

Swimming vs. Transylvania

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swim teams both posted wins over Transylvania in their first home meet of the 2007-08 season on Saturday afternoon at Cy Twombly Pool. The men won by a score of 116-82, while the women downed the Pioneers, 108-82.

On the men’s side, the Generals had six different swimmers finish first in the individual events. Sophomore Dan Austin (Terrace Park, Ohio/Mariemont) touched first in the 1000 free (10:23.78), while sophomore Jonathan Giesen (Hoover, Ala./Paul Laurence Dunbar) was the first finisher in the 200 free (1:51.89). Junior Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) notched first in the 200 IM (1:59.31), sophomore Nick Talluri (Mount Airy, N.C./Mount Airy) was victorious in the 100 free (50.28) and senior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) registered first in the 500 free (4:58.28). Sophomore Ian Childers (Ona, W. Va./Greater Latrobe) took gold in the 200 breast ( 2:19.52).

The men also swept the relay events. The team of Childers, and seniors Evan Fitzgerald (Southern Pines, N.C./Oneal School), Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) and Adam Schapiro (Cincinnati, Ohio/Indian Hill) won the 400 medley relay in a time of 3:46.48. McGlaston, Fitzgerald, Sweet and senior Will Hartmann (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy) teamed up to win the 400 free relay (3:16.22).

Junior Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake), and freshmen Tess Hayden (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) and Jackie Smith (Southampton, Pa./Archbishop Wood) led the women with two first-place finishes each. Miata touched first in the 50 free (25:45) and the 200 fly (2:19.68), while Hayden won the 1000 free (11:18.03) and the 200 back (2:21.30). Smith was the first finisher in the 200 free (2:00.37) and the 500 free (5:30.53).

Additionally, the team of sophomores Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School) and Lynn Bazzel (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School), senior Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) and junior Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor's School) won the 400 medley relay in a time of 4:15.62.

The men and women return to action on Saturday when they host Centre at 10:00 am.

Swimming at Mary Washington

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee swimming teams opened their 2007-08 seasons with a meet against Mary Washington on Saturday afternoon. Then men won by a score of 169-93, while the women were defeated by the Eagles, 169-93.

The men's win was highlighted by the performances of seniors Will Hartmann (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy), Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) and Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day). Hartmann took first place in the 100 back (54:87), the 200 back (2:01.86) and the 200 IM (2:02.55), while McGlaston on the 50 free in an NCAA "B" cut time of 20.82. Sweet won a pair of events, touching first in the 200 free (1:44.59) and the 100 free (47.01).

McGlaston also competed on the winning 200 free (1:26.13) and 200 medley (1:38.46) relays. On the 200 medley relay, he was joined by junior Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), and sophomores Winston Stagg (Midlothian, Va./Maggie L. Walker Governor's School) and Josh Gonzalez (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan). Crook, McGlaston, Sweet and sophomore Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kansas / Shawnee) comprised the winning 200 free relay.

Crook also took home two wins for W&L, finishing first in the 100 breast in a time of 1:02.50 and the 500 free in a time of 4:48.91.

On the women's side, the Generals were led by freshman Tess Hayden (Winnetka, Ill. / New Trier), who won two events. Hayden placed first in the 1000 free with a time of 11:07.11 and the 500 free in a time of 5:25.15.

Additionally, juniors Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor's School) and Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) each won an individual event for the Blue and White. Strachan placed first in the 100 back (1:01.70), while Miata registered the top time in the 100 fly (1:03.11).

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they host Transylvania at noon.