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Davidson Squares Off Against Arkansas, Queens
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Release: 01/23/2013
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The Davidson women's swimming & diving team defeated Queens University of Charlotte and fell to the 18th-ranked University of Arkansas, while Drew Onken posted a pair of victories as the men's squad fell to Queens on Saturday afternoon at Cannon Pool.

The Wildcat women defeated the Royals of Queens by a score of 183-108 before falling to the No. 18 Razorbacks 194-96.  The men's team fell to Queens 163-121.

The women's 400-yard medley relay of Angie Healy, Emma Tobey, Jessica Miller and Caroline Vrana took fourth place overall (second vs. Queens) in a time of 4:02.36 behind an Arkansas team that set a new pool record.

Anna Blair Bullock and Allison Cottle took second and third vs. Queens (fourth and fifth overall), respectively, in the 1000-yard freestyle.  Bullock clocked in at 10:53.12, while Cottle touched in 11:01.33.  Healy and Miller followed that up by finishing back-to-back in the 200-yard free, with Healy taking sixth in 1:57.25 and Miller finishing seventh in 1:57.76.

Fellow freshman Lauren Malachowski picked up a second place overall finish, getting the win vs. the Royals in the 100-yard backstroke.  She swam a 1:00.08 to pick up points for the ‘Cats.

Vrana also grabbed an overall runner-up finish (taking first vs. Queens), swimming one of her best dual meet times in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 1:07.60.  She was closely followed by teammate Meredith Nakano, who placed second (third overall) in a time of 1:07.63.

Freshman Emily Covert swam a 2:10.22 in the 200-yard butterfly for the win vs. Queens (third place overall).  Kelsi Hobbs clocked in at 2:10.51 to take second (fifth overall) in the event.  In the 50-yard freestyle, Jean DeOrnellas was the Wildcats' leader, taking second vs. Queens (fifth place overall) with a 25.13.  DeOrnellas would also lead the ‘Cats in the 100-free, taking first against the Royals (fifth overall) in that event as well with a 54.49.  She was followed by Malachowski in second (sixth overall) with a time of 54.54.

Hobbs led Davidson in the 200-yard backstroke, taking fifth overall and second vs. Queens in the event with a 2:12.79.  Healy was a close third (sixth overall); swimming a time of 2:13.42 while Zoe Wuckovich took fourth (seventh overall) in 2:16.46.

After grabbing third overall (second vs. Queens) in the 100-yard event, Nakano repeated her feat in the 200-yard breaststroke taking third place overall and getting the win against the Royals in a time of 2:27.72.  Vrana was second (fifth) fifth in 2:30.63.  Nakano would later swim a 58.11 in the 100-yard butterfly to take home first place points for the ‘Cats.  Tobey was close behind with a 1:00.69.

Bullock picked up second place points for the ‘Cats in the 500-yard freestyle, swimming a time of 5:15.88.  Lillie Seifart was fourth, touching the pads in 5:21.05.

Covert would take second in the 200-yard IM, touching in 2:16.31.  She was followed by Francesca Devine in third place.

Kaliya Burton-Akright finished third in the 3-meter diving event, finishing with 277.77 points. She would also take fifth in the 1-meter.

The women wrapped up the meet with a third-place finish in the 200-yard free relay.  The "A" team of Vrana, Malachowski, Healy and DeOrnellas swam a time of 1:39.73.

For the men, the quartet of Brandon Kegley, Ethan Levinson, Onken and Will Fox grabbed second in the 400-yard medley relay, touching the pads in 3:31.01.

Ben Stewart-Bates swam a 1:47.41 in the 200-yard freestyle to out-touch Kegley for third place in the event.  Kegley swam a 1:47.79 for fourth place.

Levinson grabbed the runner-up spot in the 100-yard backstroke, swimming a 54.57.  Luke Burton was close behind in third, clocking in at 54.80.

The Wildcats went two-three-four in the 100-yard breaststroke, led by Onken in second place with a time of 58.03.  Spencer Gill touched third with a 1:00.68, while Grant Smith finished fourth with a mark of 1:01.19.

Fox picked up the win in the 100-yard butterfly for the Wildcats, swimming a 1:55.57. Thomas Bigham placed fifth in the event in a time of 2:01.57.

In the 50-yard free, Wills Cooper took the runner up spot in 21.76.  Cameron Bard touched fourth in 22.52.

Kegley swam to a third place finish in the 100-yard free, finishing in a time of 48.36.  Burton and Stewart-Bates took fourth and fifth, respectively.  Burton touched the pads in 49.50, while Stewart-Bates clocked in at 49.62.

Levinson added a third place finish in the 200-yard backstroke, clocking in at 1:58.40.  Josh Schammel and Adam Hunter followed in fourth and fifth, respectively.  Schammel touched in 1:59.16 while Hunter hit the wall in 1:59.75.

Onken added a win in the 200-yard breaststroke, finishing in 2:07.16.  He would later add another first place finish in the 200-yard IM, swimming a time of 1:54.80.

Dylan Ludwick claimed second in the 500-yard freestyle, clocking in at 4:47.15.  Fox also added a runner-up finish, touching the wall in 52.00 in the 100-yard butterfly.

In the diving events, Keiran Lenahan took first in the 1-meter event, finishing with 124.50 points.  He was followed by Jonathan Oberti in second with 119.02.

The men's relays took second-third-fourth in the 400-yard free relay to close out the meet.  The quartet of Cooper, Bard, Burton and Kegley led the way for the ‘Cats, taking second with a 1:25.43.

Both squads will be back in action next weekend when they travel to Boiling Spring, N.C., to face CCSA- foe Gardner-Webb in a 1 p.m. meet.


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