Swimming Splits Dual In Jupiter
JUPITER, Fla. - During the winter training trip, the Northern Colorado swimming and diving team started the New Year with a double dual against Loras College and East Carolina. The Bears defeated Loras, 74-12 but lost 68-18 to East Carolina.
For the first time this season and the only time this year, the Bears swam on a long course, competing in a 50-meter pool compared to the normal 25-meters (or 75 feet).
ECU won all 10 women's events as well as all 10 men's events in the competition.
The day began with the 400-meter medley relay in which the Bears placed third. The quartet of Alana Dauman, Amanda Donegan, Brianna Lanute and Dawn Adams clocked a 5:00.18. Hannah Halstrom and Cheryl Bready finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 200 freestyle.
Adams finished second in the 50 freestyle with her time of 28.65, while Tori Gutt timed a 2:37.05 to place second in the 200 meter IM. Halstrom came back to finish second in the 100 fly with a time of 1:14.97, while Lanute was fourth in 1:16.99.
Bready and Brogan Beyette took third and fourth, respectively in the 100 free with times of 1:03.99 and 1:08.17. Hattie Oatts and Dauman also placed third and fourth, respectively in the 100 backstroke in 1:16.27 and 1:19.76.
In the 400 free, Donegan placed second with a time of 4:57.23, while Beyette was fourth in 5:00.35. Donegan then came back and again finished second in the 100 breaststroke with her time of 1:22.10.
The quartet of Bready, Tori Gutt, Oatts and Bready closed out the competition with a third-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 4:21.22.
The Bears continue their winter training in Florida throughout the week, returning home on Friday. The next competition will be Jan. 16 as the team heads to the Western Slope to compete in the Maverick Meet at Mesa State.