February 2, 2013

DU steamrolls OWU in final dual

The Denison women's swimmers and divers closed out its dual meet season on Saturday with a 134-84 victory over Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday in Delaware, Ohio.

The Big Red saw first-year Libby Dalziel post victories in the 200 IM with a time of 2:16.66.  She also won the 200 backstroke after clocking in at 2:08.90.

In the first event of the morning, Molly Willingham, Marissa Bednarek, Claire Van Fossen and Mary Van Leuven took first place in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:59.55.  Van Leuven returned to finish second in the 50 free in 24.62.  She was edged out by teammate Ashley Yearwood who touched in 24.51 seconds.

First-year, Kelly Frazier, swept the 1-meter and 3-meter boards.  She totaled a winning score of 262.50 in the 3-meter following a six-dive score of 243.60 in the 1-meter board.  In both events, sophomore Sterling Keiser placed second with scores of 189.30 (1-meter) and 182.60 (3-meter).

Newcomer Mary Cullen picked up a victory in the 200 freestyle in 1:59.91.  She beat teammate Morgan Nuess to the wall by just six one hundredths of a second.  Nuess would return to win the 100 freestyle later in the meet with a time of 54.53.

The Big Red's winners were rounded out by Kathryn Clare-Salzler in the 1,000 freestyle.  She touched in 11:04.09 which was 21 seconds in front of second-place Maggie Helfrich of Ohio Wesleyan.

DU will take next week off in preparation of the 2013 North Coast Athletic Conference Championship in Canton, Ohio on Feb. 13-16 at the C.T. Branin Natatorium.