Senior Day Kind to Clarion University Swim Teams

CLARION, Pa. – The Clarion women’s swimming and diving team emerged victorious over IUP on Senior Day at Tippin Natatorium Saturday afternoon, knocking off the Crimson Hawks by a final score of 172-120.

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The Blue and Gold will return to action starting January 4th when they head down to Fort Lauderdale for their annual training trip.

Four women were honored prior to Saturday’s events, with Breanne Kothe, Kait Nedrow, Caleigh Purcell, and Katie Querciagrossa all being thanked for their services to the CU swimming and diving program over the last four years.

Querciagrossa and Summer Dacheux we’re able to snag first and second overall in the 100-yard backstroke, while Katie Gore took first place in the 100-yard breaststroke. Alexis Lopez also added a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle.

On the diving side, the Golden Eagles dominated, with the Blue and Gold sweeping both the one and three-meter dives. Christiana Sather, Emma Kehn, and Amanda O’Kane combined to win all six places in the pair of events.


CLARION, Pa. – The Clarion University men’s swimming and diving team was able to secure a victory against Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Senior Day Saturday afternoon by a final score of 173-121. The team will return to action starting January 4th when the Blue and Gold head down to Fort Lauderdale for their annual training trip.

Seniors Matthew Bair, Ian Lindsey, Luke Simpson, Thomas Toborowski, and Collin Vest were all honored pre-meet for their contributions to CU Swimming and Diving the last four seasons.

The 200 medley relay team of Ben Spencer, Robert Hacku, Ian Lindsey, and Josh Thurston got things started off on the right foot Saturday at Tippin for the Eagles, taking first in the first event of the day with a final time of 1:36.09. Oliver Patrick and Taylor Wesselhoft would keep the momentum rolling shortly afterward, taking first and second in the 1000 freestyle, respectively.

Spencer would add three first place finishes as well, taking over in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke as well as the 200 individual medley.

On the diving side, the Golden Eagles swept both the one and three-meter dives, with Cary Johns, Mike Allison, and Collin Vest combining to win all six spots for the two events.

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