Pride Swimming Breaks School Record
Courtesy of Greensboro College SID Wes Gullett
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.- The Greensboro College men’s and women’s swimming teams hit the pool Saturday for the Diamond City Invitational hosted by King’s College.
The first day of the invite was split into two sessions and in each race, the top 16 finishers earn points for their teams.
In the first session, the Pride women dropped five seconds off of their seat time, placing them 11th, while the men finished eighth.
Senior Jurnee Dutremble hit her season best in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:26.33.
Recording personal bests were Nolan Faucette in the 500-yard freestyle and Sasha Cline in the 50-yard freestyle, while freshman Matthew Rogers recorded a session best in the 200-yard individual medley.
Sophomore Anis Yahi placed ninth in the 200-yard individual medley, bettering his seat time by one second.
The quartet of Emma Volpp, Sasha Cline, Lauren Spencer and Jurnee Dutremble finished out the first session for the women in the 400-yard medley relay. The ladies dropped their time by three seconds to finish in 11th.
The men then finished out the first session in the 400-yard medley relay. Reilly Geise, Luke O’Dell, Faucette and Yahi battled and finished eighth.
“The first session was challenging,” head coach Kathryn McNerny said. “We had a great start with the women’s medley relay, but we struggled to find our groove individually.
“The goal is to work out how to improve for the remaining sessions.”
The men started out session two incredibly strong by breaking the school record in the 200-yard medley relay. The quartet of Brandon Croom, Yahi, O’Dell and Geise broke the record with a finishing time of 1:46.07.
For the Pride women, Volpp recorded a personal best in the 100-yard breaststroke by dropping a second and a half off of her seat time and Spencer placed 12th after a solid showing in the 400-yard individual medley.
Dutremble recorded her second season best of the day in the 100-yard backstroke.
For the men, Faucette recorded a personal best in the 200-yard freestyle after dropping two seconds in his race.
To finish off the day for the Pride, Croom, Rogers and Yahi competed in the 100-yard breaststroke. Yahi placed 7th with a time of 1:03.06, while Croom placed 13th and Rogers placed 16th. Both Rogers and Croom recorded their season best.
“We really bounced back for our second session,” McNerny said. “We pushed ourselves harder and we didn’t let the little things get to us.
“We showed that we have fight in us and that our final session is set up to be our best session.”
The Pride men’s and women’s swimming teams will return to the pool Sunday for the last day of the Diamond City Invitational. For more information on Greensboro College swimming, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.