(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's swimming and diving team, ranked eighth in the nation by the CSCAA, advanced its dual meet record to 6-0 for the season with two wins Saturday, November 16 against Washington & Lee University (168-89) and Allegheny College (185-71).
The 200-yard medley relay team of sophomore Kira Singhaus (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West), sophomore Felicia Wang (Mission Viejo, Calif./Capistrano Valley), freshman Gillian Crews (Fairfax, Va./Oakton), and freshman Amanda Kuhn (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) opened the meet with a victory in 1:50.04.
Senior Soleil Phan (Irvine, Calif./Beckman) won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:58.00 before Singhaus led a sweep of the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.63.
Wang won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.85 as freshman Natali Kronfli (Potomac, Md./Stone Ridge) finished second in 1:09.07. Kronfli later led a sweep of the 200-yard breaststroke with a winning time of 2:33.16. Senior Megan Garvey (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) just out-touched Crews in the 200-yard butterfly to win in 2:11.63 to Crews's time of 2:11.85. Crews later won the 100-yard butterfly in 58.06.
Kuhn helped the Tartans sweep the 50-yard freestyle as she touched first in 25.20. Freshman Marisa Giglio (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton) later won the 200-yard backstroke in 2.11.98 with sophomore Paige Sieffert (Ann Arbor, Mich./Saline) was second in 2.12.97.
Freshman Kimberly Klausing (North Potomac, Md./Thomas Wootton) picked up a win for the Tartans in the 500-yard freestyle, touching the wall first in 5:14.61.
Although diving wasn't included in the team scores for the meet, freshman Machika Kaku (Irvine, Calif./University) won both the 1-meter event with 423.75 points and the 3-meter event with 462 points after 11 dives. This is the second time this season Kaku has reached a qualifying score on the 1-meter board which entitles her to participate in the regional qualifying meet later in the season. In addition, Kaku's scores on both boards set pool records as she now owns the team record on the 1-meter board. Junior Winona Li (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton), also made a qualifying score on the 1-meter board tallying 402.15 points. She will need to reach the qualifying standard one more time to be eligible for the regional meet.
The Tartans will next be in the pool on Thursday, December 5 when they travel to Kenyon College for the three-day Total Performance Invitational.