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Wildcats Win 10 Events in 115-70 Victory Over Widener
Scott Thiede has three individual wins on the season after capturing the 200 IM and the 100 breast on Wednesday evening against Widener.

Jan. 12, 2012

Meet Results

VILLANOVA, Pa.--Junior Scott Thiede (Bethesda, Md.) and freshman Jason Moyer (Center Valley, Pa.) each won two events and Villanova (3-3) returned to action following the holiday break with a 115-70 victory over Widener (0-6) at the Villanova Swim Center on Wednesday evening. Six different swimmers won at least one race for the Wildcats, who swam exhibition once the meet victory had been clinched.

Thiede captured the 200 yard individual medley and the 100 breaststroke for his second and third individual wins of the season. In the 200 IM he touched the wall in 2:02.38 to post a margin of victory of more than five seconds, while later in the meet he won the 100 breast with a time of 1:02.32. Freshman teammate Roy Sung (Wayland, R.I.) took second in the 100 breast, finishing in 1:04.82. In the final event of the evening Thiede led off the top Villanova relay squad in the 200 yard freestyle relay, in which the Wildcats had the fastest time (1:30.00) out of four competing relay quartets.

The first two collegiate victories for Moyer came in the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. He had a winning time of 21.98 in the 50 free to finish ahead of teammates Braden Clarke (Chappaqua, N.Y.) and tony sipala (South Glastonbury, Conn.), who came in with times of 22.61 and 23.06, respectively. Moyer had a time of 54.41 on his way to a win in the 100 fly.

In addition to his runner-up finish in the 50 free, Clarke took first place in the 500 free with a time of 4:57.28 while freshman Chris Tamanini (Kingston Twp., Pa.) finished third, less than four seconds off the pace with a time of 5:00.94.



Sophomore Kyle Grant (Winnetka, Ill.) and juniors Jordan Bickhart (Wyomissing, Pa.) and Russell Paulson (West Chester, Pa.) also won events for Villanova, with each posting a victory in one of the freestyle races. Grant won the 100 free (48.30), Paulson took the 200 free (1:47.17) and Bickhart was victorious in the 1000 free (10:06.02).

Wednesday evening's meet was the first competition in more than a month for the Wildcats, who returned from the semester and holiday break last week to begin training for the second half of their season. Villanova is next in action when it visits Seton Hall on Tuesday at 4 p.m.


200 Yard Medley Relay

Villanova `B'                              1st of 3                1:40.83
Villanova `A'                              2nd                     1:41.97

1000 Yard Freestyle

Jordan Bickhart                        1st of 3                10:06.02
Ben Smith                              2nd                     10:20.65

200 Yard Freestyle

Russell Paulson                        1st of 5                1:47.17
Ted Sukramani                          3rd                     1:48.51
Ben Smith                              4th                     1:59.62

50 Yard Freestyle

Jason Moyer                            1st of 5                21.98
Braden Clarke                          2nd                     22.61
tony sipala                            3rd                     23.06

200 Yard Individual Medley

Scott Thiede                           1st of 4                2:02.38
Roy Sung                               3rd                     2:08.08
Marc Maurizi                           4th                     2:11.28

100 Yard Butterfly

Jason Moyer                            1st of 4                54.41
Russell Paulson                        3rd                     58.33
Ted Sukramani                          4th                     1:00.59

100 Yard Freestyle

Kyle Grant                             1st of 6                48.30
tony sipala                            2nd                     50.40
Ted Sukramani                          3rd                     53.31
Roy Sung                               5th                     53.67

100 Yard Backstroke

Jovany Avendano                        Exhibition (2nd of 4)   57.59
Jordan Bickhart                        Exhibition (3rd)        1:00.79

500 Yard Freestyle

Braden Clarke                          1st of 4                4:57.28
Chris Tamanini                         3rd                     5:00.94

100 Yard Breaststroke

Scott Thiede                           Exhibition (1st of 4)   1:02.32
Roy Sung                               Exhibition (2nd)        1:04.82

200 Yard Freestyle Relay

Villanova `A'                              Exhibition (1st of 4)   1:30.00
Scott Thiede
Russell Paulson
Kyle Grant
Chris Tamanini

Villanova `B' Exhibition (3rd) 1:38.18 Jordan Bickhart Jovany Avendano Marc Maurizi tony sipala