Swimming starts strong

Jamie Augustinsky

The Wildcat swimming and diving team split 1-1 with La Salle on Oct. 22.

The men were beaten 131-109; however, sophomore Mike Kernicky had a big night winning three events including being part of the winning 200 medley and 200 free relays. He was also the winner in the 50 free.

Dave Drysdale achieved a Big East Championship “A” qualifying standard while winning the 100 breaststroke. The men got the victory in diving with Joe Traks getting first in the one meter while Michael Hanne received second. The results were the other way around in the three meter with Hanne in first, followed by Traks in second. The women won 9 of 11 swimming events in their 139-88 victory.

The Wildcats also split with the Seton Hall Pirates in their first home meet of the season Tuesday night. The women won 182-106 advancing to 2-0 in dual meets for the year.

The night belonged to junior Kristina Lennox who broke her own pool record in the 100 fly swimming to a 56.08. Lennox also won the 200 free and the 200 fly. The men lost 165-128.

Both diving teams were victorious. The men won first and second in both the one and two meter with Mike Hanne diving to first in each and Joe Traks winning second in each.

For the women, freshman Lindsay Davis won the one and three meters, while Danielle Trinker got second in the one meter.

The Wildcats’ next meet will be this Saturday at the Villanova swim center.