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Women's Swimming & Diving Splits with Cincinnati and West Virginia
Natalie Elphick won the 100 freestyle and led off the winning 400 free relay in Saturday's tri-meet against Cincinnati and West Virginia.

Nov. 13, 2011

Complete Results

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--In a triangular meet on Saturday afternoon Villanova (4-2) earned a split with Cincinnati and West Virginia in competition at the WVU Natatorium, where the Wildcats had either a first place or a second place finish in 13 of the 16 events on the schedule. Villanova defeated Cincinnati, 198-97, while narrowly falling to the host Mountaineers by a 166-131 score.

Junior Natalie Elphick (Durban, South Africa) was a part of two of the three victories recorded by the Wildcats in the meet. She won the 100 yard freestyle in 52.55 and later swam the leadoff leg of the 400 yard freestyle relay. Villanova won the relay with a time of 3:31.39 and came in just over half a second ahead of the runner-up relay from West Virginia.

Elphick led off the 400 free relay with a split of 52.65 and freshman Katrin Heider (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany) secured the first place finish with a split of 52.04 on the anchor leg. Freshmen Sara Jurek (Gilbert, Ariz.) and Sarah Aemisegger (Oreland, Pa.) swam the middle two legs of the winning relay.

The individual 100 free was the only event in which the Wildcats had each of the top two finishers. Elphick was followed in second place by Heider, who recorded a time of 53.06. Heider also was the runner-up in the 200 free, where she touched the wall in 1:52.68. Elphick was second in the 50 free (24.36).

Junior Roxy Tammadge (Durban, South Africa) won the 1650 free by a margin of more than six seconds in the first individual event held in the meet. Tammadge was actually four seconds behind the eventual runner-up from the Mountaineers with 400 yards left in the race before beating that swimmer by 10 seconds over the final 400 yards.



Tammadge was also the runner-up in the 500 free (4:59.16) and junior Hayley Edwards (Pilesgrove, N.J.) was third in the race with a time of 5:03.75. Edwards earlier came in second in the 200 yard butterfly (2:03.67) and finished third in the 100 fly (58.11).

Other second place finishes for Villanova came from senior Yolana Du Plessis (Boksburg, South Africa) in the 100 backstroke, junior Laura McGlaughlin (West Chester, Pa.) in the 100 breaststroke and senior Lindsey Hagnes (Westboro, Mass.) in the 400 individual medley. The Wildcats were also second in the 200 medley relay to start the meet.

Hagens had a time of 4:31.39 in the 400 IM, while McGlaughlin (4:37.76), Tammadge (4:37.86) and junior Summer Cook (Thornton, Colo.) were separated by just two-tenths of a second in the fifth through seventh finishing spots.

In the diving events, senior Amanda DiMarco (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) placed second on both the 1-meter (253.20) and 3-meter (259.90) boards.

Villanova has one event remaining prior to the semester break and will compete at the Princeton Invitational during the first week of December. The competition will be held over three days from December 2-4.


Team Scores

Villanova 198, Cincinnati 97
West Virginia 166, Villanova 131

200 Yard Medley Relay

Villanova `A'                          2nd of 10              1:48.49
Villanova `B'                          6th                    1:52.05

1650 Yard Freestyle

Roxy Tammadge                          1st of 6               17:02.82
Leigh Anne Patterson                   3rd                    17:25.92

200 Yard Freestyle

Katrin Heider                          2nd of 12              1:52.68
Natalie Elphick                        3rd                    1:53.39
Sara Jurek                             4th                    1:54.90
Kayra Zsiga                            10th                   1:59.90

100 Yard Backstroke

Yolana Du Plessis                      2nd of 11              57.33
Mikah Schlesinger                      3rd                    59.15
Summer Cook                            10th                   1:03.48
Claire Aksamit                         11th                   1:04.09

100 Yard Breaststroke

Laura McGlaughlin                      2nd of 13              1:06.37
Lindsey Hagens                         8th                    1:08.52
Yolana Du Plessis                      10th                   1:09.47

200 Yard Butterfly

Hayley Edwards                         2nd of 11              2:03.67
Leigh Anne Patterson                   4th                    2:08.45
Kate Koch                              5th                    2:11.93

50 Yard Freestyle

Natalie Elphick                        2nd of 13              24.36
Sarah Aemisegger                       4th                    24.89
Kayra Zsiga                            5th                    25.04
Clara Bracy                            7th                    25.45

1 Meter Diving

Amanda DiMarco                         2nd of 6               253.20
Michelle Hall                          5th                    208.08

100 Yard Freestyle

Natalie Elphick                        1st of 14              52.55
Katrin Heider                          2nd                    53.06
Sara Jurek                             4th                    53.74
Sarah Aemisegger                       5th                    54.41

200 Yard Backstroke

Lindsey Hagens                         4th of 11              2:07.38
Mikah Schlesinger                      5th                    2:08.03
Summer Cook                            11th                   2:16.79

200 Yard Breaststroke

Laura McGlaughlin                      4th of 10              2:23.60
Yolana Du Plessis                      7th                    2:26.78

500 Yard Freestyle

Roxy Tammadge                          2nd of 12              4:59.16
Hayley Edwards                         3rd                    5:03.75
Sara Jurek                             6th                    5:07.70
Claire Aksamit                         8th                    5:21.02

100 Yard Butterfly

Hayley Edwards                         3rd of 12              58.11
Katrin Heider                          4th                    58.13
Leigh Anne Patterson                   5th                    59.86
Clara Bracy                            8th                    1:01.11

3 Meter Diving

Amanda DiMarco                         2nd of 5               259.90
Michelle Hall                          5th                    172.25

400 Yard Individual Medley

Lindsey Hagens                         2nd of 11              4:31.39
Laura McGlaughlin                      5th                    4:37.76
Roxy Tammadge                          6th                    4:37.86
Summer Cook                            7th                    4:37.96

400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Villanova `A'                          1st of 10              3:31.39
Natalie Elphick                                               52.65
Sara Jurek                                                    52.79
Sarah Aemisegger                                              53.91
Katrin Heider                                                 52.04

Villanova `B'                          5th                    3:39.72
Hayley Edwards                                                55.15
Roxy Tammadge                                                 55.51
Clara Bracy                                                   55.22
Kayra Zsiga                                                   53.84