Women’s Swimming Ends Season on Positive Note

Women’s Swimming Ends Season on Positive Note

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By Myles Goldman
Sports Editor

On Saturday, Jan. 27, The Pioneers took their last dip into the pool, ending the season on a positive note by defeating Kutztown University 154-103 and Millersville University 170-79 at Kutztown University’s Key Stone Hall.

Photo Courtesy of Laura Bendfeldt
Graduating seniors Laura Bendfeldt, Jacqueline Tonn and Eline Swensen on senior day.

The first event of the day was a strong one for the Pioneers, as they won the 200 medley in 1:49 with the combined effort from senior international business major Laura Bendfeldt, junior chemistry major Caitlin Johnstone, sophomore business major Tove Sparrman, and junior sociology major Karis Fuller.

The third event was the 200-yard freestyle. Junior political science major Eline Swenson won the race with a time of 2:03.

The 50-yard freestyle was all Pioneers as Bendfeldt, Johnstone and sophomore childhood education major Jessica Argelander took the three wins in the race.

The meet was one to remember for four of the Pioneers’ swimmers as Fuller, Johnstone, Cassie St. Angelo, a sophomore biology major, Bendfeldt and Sparmann earned two wins each to help the Pioneers defeat Kutztown University and Millersville University. “It felt good because I helped get points for my team,” St. Angelo said. St. Angelo also commended the team’s effort as a whole this season. “We have all done a great job and we’re going to kick butt at championships.”

The Pioneers finished the regular season with a record of 7-1, undefeated in their home pool. The Pioneers will return to the pool at Rutgers University from Feb. 16-18 for the Metropolitan Conference Championship.

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