Tammadge Wins 1650 Free in Quad Meet at Pittsburgh
Jan. 16, 2012
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.
COMPLETE VILLANOVA RESULTS
Maryland 247, Villanova 105
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
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
3 Meter Diving
Amanda DiMarco 6th of 11 217.70 Lauren Brown 8th 201.10 Michelle Hall 10th 167.15