Navy Swimmers and Divers Honored
Dec. 18, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Strong individual performances during the Navy swimming and diving team's recent victories over Army led to four Mids garnering awards on both a league and national level. Hugh Davison (Sr., Chapel Hill, N.C.) and Charlotte Meyer (Fr., Bethesda, Md.) were each named as both the Patriot League and Counsilman Hunsaker CollegeSwimming.com NCAA Division I Swimmers of the Week, while Ben Freedman (Sr., Kennewick, Wash.) and Julie Jesse (So., Edwardsburg, Mich.) were tabbed as the Patriot League Divers of the Week.
Davison was part of three wins during the 196-104 victory by the men's team over Army. He won the 200 free by nearly one-half of a second, the 100 free by 14-hundreths of a second and swam the anchor leg on the 400 free relay team that won by 2.78 seconds. His 200 free time of 1:36.00 broke the Navy, Army-Navy Meet and Patriot League record time of 1:37.18 and was an NCAA B cut time, while his 100 free clocking broke the meet record of 44.76 and also was an NCAA B cut time. Navy's meet closing relay team (2:58.45) also broke the meet record (2:58.62). Davison's time of 43.95 in the relay race was the fastest 100-yard time by any swimmer in the event by six-tenths of a second and was the fastest anchor leg by one full second.
Additionally, Davison became just the third men's swimmer in Army-Navy Meet history, and the first since the 1966-67 meet, to win the 100 and 200 free events in the same meet.
Meyer earned three individual event victories during the 214-86 win by the women's over the Black Knights. She began the meet by posting a time of 1:49.13 to win the 200 free by five-hundredths of a second and set a new meet record (1:49.26). Meyer then touched the wall in the 200 backstroke in a winning time of 1:58.08. That clocking established new meet (1:58.67) and Navy (1:58.48) records and gave her an NCAA B cut time. Her third victory came in the 200 individual medley as she posted a time of 2:01.80 to win by 2.15 seconds. That time ranks seventh in Navy history.
Freedman earned victories on both boards against the Black Knights. He accrued 316.50 points to win the one meter by 3.30 points and 326.55 points to win the three-meter board by 13.27 points. Those were the first two wins posted by Freedman against Army in his career.
Jesse had won the one meter and placed second on the three meter during her initial Army-Navy meet one season ago. This year, she would repeat her placement on the one meter with a winning score (by 10.80 points) of 237.83 and moved one step up on the podium in the three meter. Jesse scored 248.25 points to win the three meter by 12 points.
Navy swept the four diving boards from Army for the first time since the 2010-11 meet. Additionally, the Mids scored 58 diving points during this year's meet after combining to tally 65 points at the 2011 (35) and 2012 (30) meets against the Black Knights.