Dukes Take Home Split in Tri-Meet at Delaware

NEWARK, Del. – James Madison swimming & diving earned a split in its second tri-meet of the season, taking down William & Mary, 162-131, while falling to host Delaware, 161.5-135.5, on Saturday at Rawstrom Natatorium at CSB.
 

The Dukes move to 3-2 in meets this season as Delaware improves to 3-0 and William & Mary falls to 2-4.
 

JMU took home wins in the 50 Free and the 3-meter board, while earning top-three finishes in the 100, 500 & 1000 Free, 100 & 200 Back, 100 & 200 Fly, 400 IM and 1-meter board.
 
Dive

  • Lexi Lehman won the 3-meter board, scoring a NCAA Zone qualifying score of 316.43. Her score ranks ninth in program history for the board.
  • Lindsey Hammar took home a pair of second place finishes on the boards, scoring 300.90 on the 3-meter and 281.40 in the 1-meter. Both scores were NCAA Zone qualifying scores for the respected boards.
  • Securing a third place finish in the 1-meter board was Felicity Ryan with a score of 278.85.

 
Relays

  • The Dukes placed second in both relays, competing in the 200 Medley Relay and the 400 Free Relay.
  • Cameron Gring, Madison Cottrell, Sydni Diehl and Jordyn Schnell swam a time of 1:45.93 in the 200 Medley Relay.
  • The team of Alex Volk, Karen Siddoway, Jamie Cornwell and Schnell swam the 400 Free Relay in a time of 3:29.31.

 
Individual

  • In the 50 Free, Jamie Cornwell swam a time of 23.99 to take the victory.
  • Jess Pryne secured a pair of second place finishes in the 200 Fly (2:05.17) and 400 IM (4:26.99), and swam a time of 5:04.51 in the 500 Free to add a third-place finish on the day.
  • Madison Cottrell and Jordyn Schnell both finished with a pair of top-three placements. Cottrell placed second in the 100 Back (57.42) and third in the 100 Fly (57.70), while Schnell took home second place in both the 50 Free (24.11) and 100 Free (51.86).
  • In the 200 Back, Lauren Aylmer swam a time of 2:04.74 to take third.
  • Riley Nugent swam the 1000 Free in a time of 10:34.15 to secure a third-place finish.
  • To wrap up the individual swimming events, Angela Ritchie took home a third-place finish in the 400 IM behind a time of 4:35.69.

Quoting Head Coach Dane Pedersen
“Today we learned a lot about what work we still have left to do. There were plenty of positives that highlighted our day and also plenty of areas of work to focus on. I’m looking forward to the next few weeks of work and improvement.”
 
Up Next
The divers and swimmers will split into separate invitationals, as the divers will compete in the West Virginia Invitational from Thursday, Nov.17-Saturday, Nov. 19, hosted by West Virginia. The swimmers will travel to Queens from Friday, Nov. 18-Sunday, Nov. 20 and compete in the Fall Frenzy Invite.
 

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