Freestyle Events Help Wildcats Post Two Victories on Final Day of Quad Meet
Oct. 29, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - Thanks to victories in two individual events and one relay Villanova (3-1) finished its two day quadrangular meet at Connecticut by beating the host Huskies as well as Georgetown while losing to Rutgers by a narrow deficit. The meet wrapped up at Wolff-Zackin Natatorium on Saturday morning with the Wildcats winning three races, all coming in freestyle events.
Villanova defeated Connecticut by a score of 197.5-155.5 and posted a 267-86 margin over the Hoyas, while the score versus the Scarlet Knights was a 200-153 loss. In all the Wildcats finished the meet by winning seven races (five individual, two relays), placing second in eight others and also claiming three third place finishes.
Freshman Katrin Heider (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany) was a part of two wins on Saturday, winning the 100 yard freestyle and also anchoring the victorious 400 yard freestyle relay squad. Juniors Roxy Tammadge (Durban, South Africa) and Hayley Edwards (Pilesgrove, N.J.) came in first and second, respectively, in the 500 free and Edwards was also the runner-up in the 100 butterfly.
Heider won the 100 free with a time of 51.95 and touched the wall just ahead of junior teammate Natalie Elphick (Durban, South Africa), who tied for second place with a time of 52.23. The pair also bookended the 400 free relay win for Villanova, with Elphick leading off and Heider swimming the anchor leg. Elphick had the fastest split on the relay for the Wildcats at 52.37, while Heider nearly matched that mark with a 52.41 split.
In the 500 free Tammadge, Edwards and junior Leigh Anne Patterson (Cherry Hill, N.J.) wound up placing first, second and fourth out of 16 entries, matching their exact finishing spots from the 1000 free race held on Friday evening. Tammadge won with a time of 4:59.75, Edwards followed in 5:01.18 and Patterson touched the wall in 5:04.51.
Edwards swam a close race in the 100 fly and finished as the runner-up in 57.01, less than a tenth of a second behind the Taylor Curado of Rutgers, whose winning time was 56.92. Heider finished fourth in the 100 fly race for Villanova with a time of 58.21.
The successful weekend ended on a strong note for the Wildcats with the team having the first and third place quartets in the 400 free relay. The winning lineup of Elphick, Edwards, freshman Sarah Aemisegger (Oreland, Pa.) ending up with a time of 3:31.39. The "B" entry for Villanova had a time of 3:36.02 and featured freshman Sara Jurek (Gilbert, Ariz.) on the leadoff leg followed by classmates Clara Bracy (Bentonville, Ariz.) and Kayra Zsiga (Glendale, Ariz.) ahead of Tammadge in the anchor spot.
Complete results for the Wildcats in Saturday's action are listed below, while full results from Saturday can be accessed via the link at the top of this release.
Villanova returns to action on Saturday, November 12 when it competes in a triangular meet against Cincinnati and West Virginia beginning at 1 p.m. in Morgantown, W.Va.
COMPLETE VILLANOVA RESULTS (DAY 2)
Villanova 197.5, Connecticut 155.5
200 Yard Medley Relay
Villanova `A' 3rd of 10 1:48.16 Yolana Du Plessis Laura McGlaughlin Hayley Edwards Natalie Elphick
400 Yard Individual Medley
Leigh Anne Patterson 4th of 16 4:30.87 Roxy Tammadge 5th 4:32.74 Lindsey Hagens 7th 4:36.90 Kate Koch 12th 4:45.43
100 Yard Freestyle
Katrin Heider 1st of 16 51.95 Natalie Elphick tie-2nd 52.23 Sarah Aemisegger 8th 53.68 Sara Jurek 10th 53.98
200 Yard Backstroke
Yolana Du Plessis 4th of 16 2:06.69 Lindsey Hagens 6th 2:08.56 Mikah Schlesinger 8th 2:10.39 Claire Aksamit 15th 2:17.90
100 Yard Butterfly
Hayley Edwards 2nd of 16 57.01 Katrin Heider 4th 58.21 Clara Bracy tie-12th 1:00.59 Kayra Zsiga tie-12th 1:00.59
500 Yard Freestyle
Roxy Tammadge 1st of 16 4:59.75 Hayley Edwards 2nd 5:01.18 Leigh Anne Patterson 4th 5:04.51 Sara Jurek 6th 5:10.68
200 Yard Breaststroke
Laura McGlaughlin 5th of 14 2:24.48 Yolana Du Plessis 6th 2:24.67
400 Yard Freestyle Relay
Villanova `A' 1st of 10 3:31.39 Natalie Elphick Hayley Edwards Sarah Aemisegger Katrin Heider
3 Meter Diving
Amanda DiMarco 8th of 14 213.80 Michelle Hall 13th 133.65