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Tammadge Wins 1650 Free in Quad Meet at Pittsburgh
Roxy Tammadge won the 1650 yard freestyle by more than five seconds during this weekend's quad meet hosted by Pittsburgh.

Jan. 16, 2012

Complete Results

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - In a two-day quadrangular meet held at Trees Pool on Friday evening and Saturday morning Villanova (4-5) was defeated by each of three opponents while posting a total of four individual top-three finishes. Meet host Pittsburgh defeated the Wildcats by a score of 244-109 and Villanova also fell to Maryland (247-105) and Richmond (187-162). Junior Roxy Tammadge (Durban, South Africa) provided the lone victory of the meet for the Wildcats with a win in the 1650 yard freestyle.

Overall during the two days of competition Villanova notched one first place showing, two runner-up finishes and one third place ranking. The team also finished fourth in three of the four relays held and recorded five other individual fourth place showings.

Tammadge won the 1650 free with a time of 16:57.44 and surged to the finish line by a margin of more than five seconds over the runner-up from Maryland, who touched the wall in 17:02.66. Junior Hayley Edwards (Pilesgrove, N.J.) finished fourth in the 1650 free with a time of 17:04.63.

Edwards had a productive meet for the Wildcats and also finished fourth in the 500 free (5:01.66) as well as swimming the third leg of the 400 medley relay, in which Villanova finished fourth in a total time of 3:52.62. Edwards had a split of 57.71 swimming a 100 yard butterfly during the relay.

Senior Yolana Du Plessis (Boksburg, South Africa) led off the 400 medley relay and was followed by junior Laura McGlaughlin (West Chester, Pa.), Edwards and junior Natalie Elphick (Durban, South Africa).

Elphick's anchor leg in the 400 medley relay featured a split of 52.79 in the 100 free, which she swam three times during the meet. Elphick closed the meet by swimming the second leg of the 400 freestyle relay in 53.91 and also came in seventh (52.89) in the individual 100 free competition.



The two runner-up finishes for the Wildcats came from Du Plessis and McLaughlin, who placed second in the 100 backstroke (56.23) and 100 breaststroke (1:04.90), respectively. The pair also placed fourth, respectively, in the 200 back (2:04.71) and the 200 breast (2:22.56).

Freshman Katrin Heider (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany) finished third in the 100 free with a time of 52.35 and also swam on two of the fourth-place Villanova relays. She led off the 200 free relay in which the Wildcats posted a time of 1:37.12 and also anchored the 400 free relay to a final time of 3:32.55.

Next up on the schedule for the Wildcats is a dual meet at Seton Hall on Tuesday at 4 p.m.


Team Scores

Maryland 247, Villanova 105
Pittsburgh 244, Villanova 109
Richmond 187, Villanova 162

1 Meter Diving

Lauren Brown                10th of 12                 186.30
Michelle Hall               11th                       152.25

200 Yard Medley Relay

Villanova `A'                  5th of 8                   1:47.10
Yolana Du Plessis                                      26.60
Erin Malone                                            30.04
Hayley Edwards                                         26.15
Natalie Elphick                                        24.31

Villanova `B' 7th 1:49.52 Mikah Schlesinger 28.27 Laura McGlaughlin 30.03 Kayra Zsiga 26.81 Sarah Aemisegger 24.41

1650 Yard Freestyle

Roxy Tammadge                1st of 13                 16:57.44
Hayley Edwards               4th                       17:04.63
Leigh Anne Patterson         9th                       17:43.89
Summer Cook                  11th                      17:54.96

100 Yard Butterfly

Sara Jurek                   7th of 15                 58.46
Katrin Heider                11th                      59.22
Kate Koch                    13th                      1:00.66
Claire Aksamit               15th                      1:01.70

100 Yard Backstroke

Yolana Du Plessis            2nd of 15                 56.23
Mikah Schlesinger            10th                      59.65
Claire Aksamit               14th                      1:05.25
Summer Cook                  15th                      1:07.63

400 Yard Individual Medley

Lindsey Hagens               5th of 16                 4:28.70
Roxy Tammadge                11th                      4:38.73
Leigh Anne Patterson         12th                      4:39.08
Kate Koch                    16th                      4:42.96

100 Yard Freestyle

Katrin Heider                3rd of 16                 52.35
Natalie Elphick              7th                       52.89
Kayra Zsiga                  13th                      54.09
Sarah Aemisegger             14th                      54.22

100 Yard Breaststroke

Laura McGlaughlin            2nd of 20                 1:04.90
Erin Malone                  8th                       1:05.95
Yolana Du Plessis            10th                      1:06.85

200 Yard Freestyle Relay

Villanova `A'                   4th of 8                  1:37.12
Katrin Heider                                          24.55
Natalie Elphick                                        24.22
Sara Jurek                                             24.26
Sarah Aemisegger                                       24.09

Villanova `B' 8th 1:40.09 Kayra Zsiga 25.05 Lindsey Hagens 24.98 Roxy Tammadge 25.71 Erin Malone 25.10

3 Meter Diving

Amanda DiMarco                6th of 11                217.70
Lauren Brown                  8th                      201.10
Michelle Hall                 10th                     167.15

400 Yard Medley Relay

Villanova `A'                    4th of 8                 3:52.62
Yolana Du Plessis                                      56.73
Laura McGlaughlin                                      1:05.39
Hayley Edwards                                         57.71
Natalie Elphick                                        52.79

Villanova `B' 6th 3:59.07 Mikah Schlesinger 59.28 Erin Malone 1:06.08 Kate Koch 59.95 Sarah Aemisegger 53.76

200 Yard Freestyle

Sara Jurek                    6th of 15                1:54.25
Katrin Heider                 7th                      1:54.33
Roxy Tammadge                 14th                     1:56.96

200 Yard Individual Medley

Lindsey Hagens                4th of 16                2:07.59
Laura McGlaughlin             7th                      2:11.14
Kayra Zsiga                   11th                     2:13.29
Claire Aksamit                16th                     2:19.27

200 Yard Butterfly

Hayley Edwards                5th of 13                2:06.35
Leigh Anne Patterson          7th                      2:09.15
Kate Koch                     12th                     2:13.24

50 Yard Freestyle

Katrin Heider                 8th of 16                24.61
Natalie Elphick               9th                      24.72
Sarah Aemisegger              11th                     24.87
Kayra Zsiga                   15th                     25.16

200 Yard Backstroke

Yolana Du Plessis             4th of 14                2:04.71
Mikah Schlesinger             7th                      2:06.18
Lindsey Hagens                8th                      2:06.24

200 Yard Breaststroke

Laura McGlaughlin             4th of 18                2:22.56
Erin Malone                   8th                      2:24.72

500 Yard Freestyle

Hayley Edwards                4th of 16                5:01.66
Roxy Tammadge                 5th                      5:01.76
Sara Jurek                    9th                      5:10.21
Summer Cook                   16th                     5:17.04

400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Villanova `A'                    4th of 8                 3:32.55
Sara Jurek                                             52.84
Natalie Elphick                                        53.91
Sarah Aemisegger                                       53.55
Katrin Heider                                          52.25