Jan. 12, 2012
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.
COMPLETE VILLANOVA RESULTS
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