The IUP swim concludes in Carlisle over the weekend

CARLISLE, Pennsylvania— The IUP swim team and their small group of competitors ended the weekend in Carlisle at the Keystone Aquatics Center on Saturday. The Hawks opened the day with the Pidgeon Memorial Invitational and ended the afternoon with the PSAC Last Chance Meet.

IUP took on Bloomsburg and Millersville on the women’s side, while the men’s team took on the Marauders on Saturday.

At the opening event of the day, the IUP women’s team finished third with 219 points, while the men finished behind Millersville with 280 points overall. Later in the day, the women grabbed 272 points for third place while the men scored 279.

IUP recorded seven event wins in the morning session, including a win for the mid-year transfer Edward Colucci in the 200 fly (1:52.60). Time marked a PSAC qualifying mark for Colucci. Athanasios Diamantidis and Luke Mikell added PSAC standards in the 200 IM, finishing first and second respectively.

Amber Baldani had a PSAC qualifying standard in the 100 Fly and snatched first place in 1:00.65. Parker Fanella followed as second with their own PSAC qualifying standard in 1:00.92. Rachel Johnson qualified for the PSAC Championships with her first place finish of 5:23.02 in the 500 Free while Adam Morrison followed in the men’s race with a winning time of 4:56.55.

Paige Mikesell won in the opening session of the day in the 200 Free (2:05.20).

Later in the day, IUP notched up seven more wins, with Mikesell and Colucci notching two each. Colucci continued his strong performance on Saturday with wins in the 400m IM (4:03.15; PSAC) and came close to an NCAA B cut before taking first place in the 200m breaststroke (1:54.85; PSAC). .

Meanwhile, Mikesell added two more PSAC standards in 100 Fly (57.21) and 100 Free (53.10). Erin Moyer won the 400 IM with a 4:46.22 Rachel Johnson a first in the 200 chest (2:22.90; PSAC) and a second in the 200 free (2:00.64; PSAC).

Thomas McGillan touched the wall in 1:45.75 for first place in the 200 competition breaststroke.


IUP is sending members of the dive team to Clarion on February 3rd while the team holds its Intersquad Senior Recognition Meeting on Saturday February 4th.


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