Navy Drops Swimming & Diving Home Openers
Oct. 25, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The six-time defending ACC-champion Virginia men's and women's swimming and diving teams posted victories over Navy Friday evening at Lejeune Hall in Annapolis. The Cavaliers recorded a 212-88 win in the men's meet between the teams as well as a 250-50 win in the women's meet. Additionally, Yale's women's team recorded a 188-112 win over the Mids.
Navy picked up a victory in the men's 100 breaststroke as Marlin Brutkiewicz (Fr., Mobile, Ala.) posted a time of 1:02.98 to win the event, with teammate Sean Murphy (Sr., Hudson, Ohio) placing second in a time of 1:03.78. Navy's Hugh Davison (Sr., Towson, Md.) also won the 100 free with a time of 51.93. His clocking gave him a nearly two-tenths of a second win over Virginia's Matthew Lockman.
Jonathan DeBaugh (So., Conroe, Texas) placed second for Navy in both butterfly races during the meet. He first posted a time of 2:03.50 in the 200 fly, then touched the wall with a time of 55.76 in the 100 fly. Additional second-place showings by the Mids featured Luke Hoffer (Sr., Chapel Hill, N.C.) in the 200 breast (2:19.96) and Ben Freedman (Sr., Kennewick, Wash.) on the three-meter springboard (346.35).
"We were hoping to be a little closer to Virginia," said Navy men's swimming head coach Bill Roberts. "Give all the credit to Virginia. They set the tone in the first few events.
"We had a lot of guys drop time from our intrasquad meet a few weeks ago, and I saw we were doing things better, technically, than we did last week at UMBC. Technically, I was pretty happy with what I saw."
Highlighting the efforts for the Navy women's team was Charlotte Meyer (Fr., Bethesda, Md.), who set a school record with her clocking of 2:19.69 in the 200 individual medley which placed her fourth in the race. That broke the previous school standard of 2:19.90 set by Laura Gorinski 10 months ago. Meyer would go on to post the No. 7 time in school history in the 200 backstroke (fifth place) with a time of 2:19.13.
Also posting a strong historical time for the Mids was Lauren Baguley (Sr., Hudsonville, Md.), whose clocking of 1:04.50 in the 100 backstroke (sixth place) is tied for the third-best time in school history. Colleen Randolph (Sr., Annapolis, Md.) was the top-placing Mid in a women's event as she finished third in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:38.76.
"There were some improvements from last week against UMBC, but the biggest thing for us to get healthy," said Navy women's swimming head coach John Morrison. "We have a lot of people banged up and we are not all together as a team. We are disappointed in the final score, but we saw some good things. Overall, though, we are not in a good place right now, but we will get there. This team will do the work needed to get to where we want to be."
Both Navy teams will next be in competition Nov. 9 when they each travel to Lewisburg, Pa., to face American, Bucknell and Lafayette.