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M/W SWIMMING & DIVING: Blue Hens Sweep Loyola (Md.) in Regular Season Finale
January 27, 2001
NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware men's and women's swimming and diving teams closed out their 2000-2001 home schedule with a sweep of Loyola at Rawstrom Natatorium.
The Blue Hen men (3-7) recorded a 150-137 victory over Loyola (2-5) while the Blue Hen women improved to 4-6 with a 165-119 victory over the Greyhounds.
The Delaware men, 13-1 all-time vs. Loyola, captured nine events as Mike Gallaher captured two freestyle events and Neumann Marlett, Tim Wasiewski, Rick Dressel, and Brian Salcetti all won individual events and teamed up to capture the 200 medley relay in 1:41.40.
Gallaher (West Peabody/Peabody, Mass.) won the 200 freestyle (1:46.14) and 500 freestyle (4:48.60) while Wasiewski (Conestoga Valley/Lancaster, Pa.) won the 200 breaststroke (2:15.39), Salcetti (Landon/Potomac, Md.) captured the 200 butterfly (2:02.83), Dressel (McKean/Wilmington, Del.) won the 50 freestyle (22.82), and Marlett (Belvidere, N.J. HS) was the winner in the 200 backstroke (2:04.39).
Other winners for Delaware were Kevin Weisser (Franklin Regional/Murrysville, Pa.) in the 1,650 freestyle (17:16.17) and Brendan Donnelly (Delran, N.J. HS) in the 100 backstroke (57.54).
The Delaware women, 9-0 all-time vs. Loyola (3-4), won 10 events as Kathryn Fryer (Severna Park, Md. HS) and Sandy Stephens (St. Mark's/Wilmington, Del.) each won three events and Meghan Petry (Villa Walsh/New Providence, N.J.) and Jennifer Haus (St. Mark's/Newark, Del.) each won twice.
Petry, a freshman, set her third school record of the year in winning the 1,650 freestyle in 17:07.71 while Stephens set a school record for the second straight meet in winning the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.51. Petry broke the mark of 17:09.99 by Nancy Davis in 1995 while Stephens broke the UD mark of 1:07.67 by Donna Brockson in 1987.
Fryer won the 200 butterfly ( (2:10.91) and 100 freestyle (55.26) and swam a leg of the winning 200 medley relay team (1:53.07) while Stephens won the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke (2:26.11) and was a member of the 200 medley relay.
Petry also won the 200 backstroke (2:12.60) while Haus was the winner in both the 50 freestyle (25.69 and 500 freestyle (5:13.63). Also winning for the Blue Hens was Denise Duncheskie (Gwynedd Mercy/Oreland, Pa.) in the 100 backstroke (1:01.85).