Jan. 18, 2012
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J.--Villanova (5-5) had three double winners and a total of nine athletes with at least one victory in a 190-104 win over Seton Hall (6-3) at Arthur E. Imperratore Natatorium on Tuesday afternoon. Senior Lindsey Hagens (Westboro, Mass.) and juniors Laura McGlaughlin (West Chester, Pa.) and Roxy Tammadge (Durban, South Africa) won two events apiece to pace the Wildcats in the winning effort.
Villanova tallied a first place finish in 14 of the 16 events that were contested, including the two diving events and each of the relays that bookended the swimming portion of the meet. The other 10 wins all came from individual swimming events and the Wildcats swam the final two events of the meet exhibition style after the outcome had been secured.
Hagens was the winner of the 200 yard backstroke, in which she touched the wall with a time of 2:05.40 and finished ahead of sophomore teammate Mikah Schlesinger (Herzliya, Israel) by a margin of nearly two seconds. Hagens also had the fastest time in the 400 individual medley with a mark of 4:27.83.
In the 200 breaststroke McGlaughlin registered a margin of victory of more than five seconds and posted a time of 2:20.03. She also won the 100 breast earlier in the meet in 1:05.13. Tammadge had similarly large winning margins in both of her events, capturing the 1000 free (10:32.61) and the 500 free (5:04.38).
McGlaughlin and Tammadge also swam legs of the winning relay teams in the meet. In the 400 yard medley relay McGlaughlin swam the second leg of the race and helped Villanova finish with a winning time of 3:53.81. At the end of the meet Tammadge occupied the third leg of the 200 freestyle relay and the Wildcats had a time of 1:41.13.
The other winners in swimming events for Villanova were freshman Katrin Heider (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany) in the 200 free (1:55.29), senior Yolana Du Plessis (Boksburg, South Africa) in the 100 back (57.42), junior Natalie Elphick (Durban, South Africa) in the 100 free (54.37) and junior Hayley Edwards (Pilesgrove, N.J.) in the 100 butterfly (57.85).
In the diving events senior Amanda DiMarco (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) was victorious on the 1-meter board (249.45 points) and sophomore Lauren Brown (Schnecksville, Pa.) won the 3-meter competition (233.78 points).
Villanova will host Providence on Saturday in the only combined women's and men's dual home meet of the season. The team will honor its seniors in a Senior Day ceremony as part of the meet. Diving events will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Villanova Swim Center, with the Senior Day ceremony slated for approximately 12:15 p.m. The 13-event swimming program will follow, starting at 12:30 p.m.
COMPLETE VILLANOVA RESULTS
400 Yard Medley Relay
Villanova `B' 1st of 5 3:53.81 Yolana Du Plessis 57.76 Laura McGlaughlin 1:05.16 Hayley Edwards 57.72 Katrin Heider 53.17
1000 Yard Freestyle
Roxy Tammadge 1st of 4 10:32.61 Sara Jurek 2nd 10:44.22
200 Yard Freestyle
Katrin Heider 1st of 6 1:55.29 Leigh Anne Patterson 2nd 1:56.65 Natalie Elphick 3rd 1:57.74 Claire Aksamit 4th 1:59.82
100 Yard Backstroke
Yolana Du Plessis 1st of 7 57.42 Mikah Schlesinger 2nd 59.47 Hayley Edwards 3rd 1:00.16
100 Yard Breaststroke
Laura McGlaughlin 1st of 8 1:05.13 Erin Malone 2nd 1:06.18 Lindsey Hagens 4th 1:09.19 Summer Cook 8th 1:17.41
200 Yard Butterfly
Leigh Anne Patterson 2nd of 7 2:09.49 Kate Koch 3rd 2:12.88 Claire Aksamit 5th 2:18.50
50 Yard Freestyle
Sarah Aemisegger 2nd of 8 24.97 Sara Jurek 3rd 25.14 Natalie Elphick 4th 25.15 Roxy Tammadge 5th 26.10
1 Meter Diving
Amanda DiMarco 1st of 6 249.45 Lauren Brown 2nd 224.40 Michelle Hall 5th 172.88
100 Yard Freestyle
Natalie Elphick 1st of 8 54.37 Sarah Aemisegger 3rd 54.92 Erin Malone 4th 56.19 Claire Aksamit 5th 56.45
200 Yard Backstroke
Lindsey Hagens 1st of 6 2:05.40 Mikah Schlesinger 2nd 2:07.26
200 Yard Breaststroke
Laura McGlaughlin 1st of 7 2:20.03 Yolana Du Plessis 2nd 2:25.31 Summer Cook 7th 2:45.20
500 Yard Freestyle
Roxy Tammadge 1st of 8 5:04.38 Katrin Heider 2nd 5:08.66 Sara Jurek 3rd 5:09.39 Leigh Anne Patterson 4th 5:12.15
100 Yard Butterfly
Hayley Edwards 1st of 8 57.85 Katrin Heider 2nd 59.61 Kate Koch 5th 1:00.75 Erin Malone 6th 1:01.40
3 Meter Diving
Lauren Brown 1st of 6 233.78 Amanda DiMarco 2nd 227.93 Michelle Hall 5th 182.03
400 Yard Individual Medley
Lindsey Hagens 1st of 6 4:27.83 Laura McGlaughlin 2nd 4:31.28 Summer Cook 6th 4:53.89
200 Yard Freestyle Relay
Villanova `A' 1st of 6 1:40.47 Claire Aksamit 26.43 Sara Jurek 23.99 Sarah Aemisegger 24.23 Kate Koch 25.82