Virginia Tech vs. Penn State
January 21, 2023
McCoy Natatorium – College Park, PA
25 Yards (SCY)
Outcomes: “Penn State vs Virginia Tech” on MeetMobile
Ladies: #25 Virginia Tech Hokies – 155 vs. Penn State Nittany Lions – 140
Males: #13 Virginia Tech Hokies – 172 vs. Penn State Nittany Lions – 121
After a lightning quick twin meet day yesterday the place 5 NCAA-leading occasions have been posted, Youssef Ramadan joined in on the enjoyable at Virginia Tech’s twin versus Penn State. The junior blasted 44.76 within the 100 fly, taking up because the quickest swimmer within the NCAA this season. Tennessee’s Jordan Crooks beforehand held that honor along with his 44.79 from the Tennessee Invite. The time was additionally a brand new pool report.
At 2022 NCAAs, Ramadan completed third on this occasion behind Andrei Minakov and Luca Urlando in a lifetime better of 43.90. Earlier than immediately, his quickest time this season was 45.13 from the Ohio State Invite. It’s a powerful signal for Ramadan, who turns into simply the fourth man to crack 45 seconds this season.
Within the 50 freestyle, Ramadan took the win once more, ripping a season-best 19.09 for a brand new pool report. His earlier season finest was 19.19.
Ramadan wasn’t the one Hokie to set pool data: Luis Domínguez took down McCoy’s pool data in each the 200 and 500 freestyle. Within the 200, Domínguez rocketed to a 1:33.87, nearly three-tenths off his lifetime finest 1:33.58. This time final 12 months, the Spainard clocked 1:39.41 at a twin meet versus UVA.
Domínguez was again at it once more within the 500, this time taking down the pool report in 4:18.17. That’s lower than a second off his lifetime finest 4:17.61, which he swam at 2022 ACCs, the place he completed eleventh. Like his 200 freestyle, this swim marks a steep enchancment curve from this time final 12 months, when he posted 4:23.70.
Spotlight the boys’s meet for Penn State was freshman Eduardo Cisternas, who broke this system report within the 1000 free. He clocked 8:56.63, obliterating the earlier report which stood at 9:04.51, set by Nick Ankosko in 2012. This was additionally his first time underneath the nine-minute mark, as his earlier finest was 9:11.28.
Cisternas adopted up his report breaking swim with a 4:18.50, which makes him the third-fastest swimmer in program historical past and is lower than a second from the college report.
Mariano Lazzerini additionally earned a victory for the Lions, beating AJ Pouch within the 100 breast, 54.10 to 54.49. Pouch evened the rating within the 200, profitable in 1:56.01 whereas Lazzerini completed second in 1:57.97.
It was a a lot nearer meet on the ladies’s aspect than the boys’s, because the Hokies gained by simply 15 factors. Boosting the Hokie girls was the truth that they gained each relays — the 400 medley and 200 freestyle — and in addition gained 4 out of the 5 freestyle occasions.
Virginia native Sarah Shackelford took on the sprints, profitable the 100 freestyle in 49.47. She virtually gained the 50 freestyle as effectively, however completed .01 seconds behind Penn State junior Mary Brinker, 22.88 to 22.89. Nonetheless, it was nonetheless a powerful swim for her because it was simply .04 seconds off the 22.85 season-best she posted at their twin final weekend versus UVA. Within the 100, her season finest stands at a 49.07.
It was Emma Atkinson who gave Virginia Tech wins within the 200 and 500 free. She clocked 1:45.96 within the 200 free and 4:47.39, respectively. Whereas she gained the five hundred by over a second forward of teammate Chase Travis, it was a more in-depth name within the 200 free as she beat out Penn State’s Catherine Meisner by .21 seconds.
Rounding out the freestyle occasion wins was Travis, who gained the 1000 free in 9:49.86. It was a season finest for her, overtaking the 9:53.13 she swam on the Ohio State Invitational. She was the one girl to interrupt 10 minutes, as her teammate Sophia Ryan completed second in 10:09.19.
Freshman Carmen Weiler Sastre continues to be a lift to Virginia Tech. She gained the 100 backstroke in 52.74, then took the 200 again in 1:55.62. She factored on each relays as effectively, splitting a 48.56 100 freestyle on the medley relay and 22.55 on the 200 free relay.
For Penn State, it was their breaststroke group that shone: they swept the 100 breaststroke with graduate pupil Olivia Jack taking first in 1:01.59, with juniors Abby Henderson (1:03.55) and Kylie Rydland (1:03.83) taking second and third.
Rydland went on to win the 200 breaststroke in 2:15.89, which is simply off her lifetime finest of two:15.82 from 2022 Large Tens.