Women’s Swimming and Diving Returns to the DAC, Take Down Lehigh, 195-105

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Drexel women’s swim and dive team returned to Daskalakis Athletic Center for the first time since February 14, 2019. The Dragons defeated the Lehigh Mountain Hawks 195-105.

Drexel started the meet by finishing first in the 400 medley relay. The relay team of Aldercy Buic, Megan Sicinskic, Chelsea Gravereaux and Paige Powell teamed up and finished the race in 3:51.22

Maddie Riley finished first in the 1,000 free with a time of 10:33.57 as she was about 14 seconds ahead of second place.

shower and Faith Nocera respectively placed first and second in the 50 back. Bui hit the wall in 26.73 and Nocera finished the race in 27.10. The duo then flipped back into the 100, when Nocera finished first and Bui finished second. They had times of 56.41 and 56.97 respectively.

Sicinski showed her dominance in the breaststroke with a first place finish in the 50 and 100 breast events. The senior finished the 50 chest in 30.15 and hit the wall in 1:05.54 in the 100 chest.

Lera Nasedkina cleared the board with a first-place finish in the 50 and hit the wall in 23:03. The time was good enough to set a new Arctic record, better than the previous time of 23:26 set by Megan Clark of Northeastern. Nasedkina also finished second in the 100 free with a time of 52.10, along with second in the 100 chest.

The divers put in a dominant performance for Drexel as they took the top four places in the 1-meter dive. Becca Demaree led the attack, finished first, followed by Hannah Jordan, Katie Caputo and Cora Hochstetler. In the 3-meter dive, Caputo finished first, with Demaree and Jordan in second and third place respectively.

In the 500 free, Riley and Ellie Webb took the top two places, with Riley finishing first. Riley finished with a time of 5:08.15 and Webb a time of 5:16.83. Then it was Victoria Palochik and Elizabeth McDevitt which ended one-two. Palochik topped the 50 fly with a time of 26.38, followed by McDevitt with a 26.97.

The Dragons finished the game by finishing first in the 200 free relay. The Gravereaux relay team, Ryann Styer, Palochik and Nasedkina finished with a time of 1:35.88. With that time, the team set a new pole record, improving on a Drexel team’s previous time of 1:35.93 in 2017.

The Dragons return to the DAC on January 8 to host conference rivals, Delaware. The meeting will also be the Drexel alumni meeting. The promotion starts at 10.30am

First place
400 medley relay – Aldercy Buic, Megan Sicinskic, Chelsea Gravereaux, and Paige Powell – 3:51.22
1000 free – Maddie Riley – 10:33.57
50 Back – Aldercy Buic – 26.73
50 Chest – Megan Sicinskic – 30.15
50 free – Lera Nasedkina – 23.03
1 meter dive – Becca Demaree – 245.18
100 Back – Faith Nocera – 56.41
100 Chest – Megan Sicinskic – 1:05.54
500 free – Maddie Riley – 5:08.15
50 flies – Victoria Palochik – 26.38
3 meters diving – Katie Caputo – 253.65
200 free relay – Chelsea Gravereaux, Ryann Styer, Victoria Palochik, Lera Nasedkina – 1:35.88

Second place
400 medley relay – Faith Nocera, Maddie Riley, Elizabeth McDevitt, and Ryann Styer – 3:56.96
200 free – Chelsea Gravereaux – 1:58.17
50 Back – Faith Nocera – 27.10
100 flies – Chelsea Gravereaux – 57.58
1 meter dive – Hannah Jordan – 243.83
100 free – Lera Nasedkina – 52.10
100 Back – Aldercy Buic – 56.97
100 Chest – Lera Nasedkina – 1:07.64
50 flies – Elizabeth McDevitt – 26.97
3 meters diving – Becca Demaree – 239.70
200 IM- Faith Nocera – 2:09.33

Third place
1000 free – Olivia Shaffer – 10:50.28
200 free – Paige Powell – 1:59.97
100 flies – Elizabeth McDevitt – 59.24
50 free – Ryann Styer – 24.13
1 meter dive – Katie Caputo – 238.88
100 free – Paige Powell – 52.64
3 meters diving – Hannah Jordan – 235.43
200 free relay – Ellie Webb, Elizabeth McDevitt, Jordan Washhart, Paige Powell

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