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Men's Swimming Defeats Bethany 139-59, Women Lose to Bethany and Ursuline
BETHANY, W.V. - The Penn State Altoona men's swimming team picked up its second win of the season in a dual meet when it topped Bethany College 139-59 on Saturday at Bethany College. The women lost 61-39 to Bethany and were edged 48-44 by Ursuline.
Christopher Sauder (Downingtown, PA/Downingtown West) won the Men's 200 Yard Freestyle with a time of 2:07.29.
Benjamin Porter (West Chester, PA/Unionville) placed first in the Men's 50 Yard Freestyle, finishing in 24.11. Porter later won the Men's 100 Yard Backstroke, earning a time of 1:01.83.
In the Men's 200 Yard IM, Jonathan Delli Santi (Kenilworth, NJ/Academy for Allied Health Sciences) won with a time of 2:19.48.
Keenan Halpin (Bensalem, PA/George School) picked up a win in the Men's 100 Yard Butterfly, clocking in at 58.67.
Dan Fritsch (State College, PA/State College) claimed first in the Men's 100 Yard Freestyle with a time of 51.35.
Jay Wareham (Leesburg, VA/Loudon County) topped the Men's 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:09.53.
In the Men's 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, the squad of Kyle Huber (Spring Grove, PA/Spring Grove), Fritsch, Wareham, and Sauder finished with a time of 1:38.75 to win the event.
In the Women's 50 Yard Freestyle, Maria Thompson (Altoona, PA/Altoona) finished less than one second out of first place, ending with a time of 27.48. Thompson later picked up another second place finish in the Women's 100 Yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:00.79.
Rebecca Fair (Cleona, PA/Annville-Cleona) was the runner-up in the Women's 100 Yard Butterfly. She finished the event in 1:11.70, less than half a second behind the first place swimmer.
Mary Elizabeth McCulloch (Wingate, PA/Bald Eagle) came in second in the Women's 100 Yard Breaststroke, securing a time of 1:15.19.
For complete results from the meet, visit http://www.altoona.psu.edu/sports_stats/wswimming/Results/2012-2013%20Results/12-1-12Results.htm online.
Photo: Penn State Altoona freshman Benjamin Porter finished the day with two first place finishes to help his men's squad defeat Ursuline.