Knights dive back into action


The Gannon University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams fell to Indiana, Pa., and Bloomsburg at the Pigeon Memorial Invitational in Indiana, Pa.
The men lost to IUP, 283-103, and also Bloomsburg, 266-99. The women’s team fell to IUP and Bloomsburg, 222-154 and 248-121, respectively.
On Friday, sophomore Trevor Durnwald and junior Drew Wolter had PSAC qualifying times for the men’s team. Durnwald posted a time of 5 minutes, 3.50 seconds in the 500-yard freestyle, and Wolter swam 2:30.75 in the 200 IM.
On Saturday, Wolter swam for another PSAC qualifying time in the 1,000 freestyle in 10:17.19. Sophomore Noah Donovan swam his third PSAC qualifying time in the 100 butterfly, finishing in 53.62.
Senior Denny Fedorchenko swam to a first-place finish and his first PSAC qualifying time in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:43. Freshman Allan Collins placed third in the 200 backstroke, posting a PSAC qualifying time of 1:58.41.
The women’s team had a pair of PSAC qualifying times to wrap up the first day. Senior Madeline Summers swam the 200 IM in 2:17.34 and senior Emily Nottingham posted a .24.92 time in the 50 freestyle.
Summers qualified for Saturday.
She swam the 100 backstroke in 1:02.25 and the 100 freestyle in .54.65.
The women’s 200 medley relay team took third with a time of 1:53.92. Junior Abby Wu also took third in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:02.49; only six milliseconds shy of a PSAC qualifying time.
Senior Morgan Lydic swam the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.71 and took home fourth.
The men’s and women’s teams dive back into action on Feb. 18-21 in York for the PSAC Championships.

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