Athletics

VMI Swim and Dive Teams Defeat West Virginia Tech

The Keydets ruled the pool Nov. 7, landing decisive victories over West Virginia Tech.—Photo by Randall K. Wolf for VMI.

The VMI men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated West Virginia Institute of Technology Nov. 7 in a dual meet held at the YMCA of Southern West Virginia. The Keydet men won 210-51 while the women defeated the Golden Bears 203-37. Each event is in short course meters.

Sophie Svoboda ’22 won the women’s 50 freestyle in 28.72 and the 200 breast in 2:55.91. Jillian Maher ’24 captured victories in the 100 (1:05.96) and 400 (5:06.95) free, while Izzy DeCosta ’23 won the 100 back in 1:14.34 and 200 back in 2:41.22. Sarah Liebenow ’24 was first in the 800 free in 10:53.35, Anne Bowles ’24 won the 100 breaststroke in 1:21.65, Holly Hein ’23 won the 200 fly in 3:39.32, and Ruki Sarkari ’24 finished first in the 100 fly in 1:19.82.

The 200 medley relay team of DeCosta, Bowles, Sarkari, and Svoboda won in 2:16.50 and Svoboda, Kate Taylor ’24, DeCosta, and Maher teamed up to win the 200 free relay in 2:01.16. Svoboda, Liebenow, Decosta, and Maher won the 400 freestyle relay in 4:33.38.

Jack Sheehan ’23 earned victories in the men’s 100 breast in 1:08.08, the 200 breast in 2:34.37 and 200 IM in 2:15.86. Zach Emerson ’22 was first in the 50 free (24.44) and 200 back (2:23.88) while Connor Doyle ’23 captured the 200 free in 2:01.08. Conner Jorgensen ’23 outlasted Emerson to win the 100 back in 1:05.71, Collin Marks ’23 won the 400 free (4:19.31), and Thomas Muldowney ’21 earned the win in the 100 fly (1:01.51).

Emerson, Sheehan, Muldowney, and Chino Vera ’24 won the 200 medley relay and Anno Kong ’22, Doyle, Sheehan, and Vera finished the 200 free in 1:41.03 to win. Emerson, Marks, Doyle, and Vera won the 400 free relay in 3:46.77.

This article was first published at vmikeydets.com.