Youngstown -- The Youngstown State swimming and diving team defeated Butler 122-77 in its first home meet of the season on Saturday.
The meet had 13 events, and the Penguins dominated the first five by winning each one. The meet started off with the 200-yard medley relay. The "A" squad consisted of Nishani Cicilson, junior; Angela Diorio, freshman; Laura Paz, freshman; and Alana Kane, senior. The Penguins finished first with a time of 1:54.22. The "B" squad finished in second with a time of 2:01.26. Their team was Claire Reynolds, freshman; Sam Roberts, sophomore; Caitlin Cook, senior; and Liseli Baich, sophomore.
In the 1,650-yard freestyle, Megan Ciampa, freshman, came in first with time of 18:19.89. Kirstin Walker, junior, finished first in her event, 200-yard freestyle, with a time of 2:01.18. In the fourth event, the 50-yard freestyle, Cicilson pulled for first with a time of 24.97. In the 200-yard IM, Roberts finished first with a time of 2:17.65, also giving the Guins a strong lead.
Paz, competing in the 200-yard butterfly, came in first with a time of 2:15.07. Cicilson also finished in first in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.06. Cook took first in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:16.07.
The first event of the meet that the Penguins did not score first in was the 500-yard freestyle, where Butler's Kathleen Brannen finished in first with a time of 5:28.44. Walker came in a very close second with a time of 5:29.72. Roberts came in first in the 200-yard breaststroke, finishing with a time of 2:28.48.
The final event of the meet was the 800-yard freestyle relay. The women on the "A" squad were Walker; Audria Grubbs, junior; Kane; and Ciampa. They finished in first with a time of 8:20.87. YSU's "B" squad came in third with a time of 8:48.75. Their squad consisted of Therese Stevens, freshman; Cook; Rachel Harbarger, sophomore; and Brittany Vigar, freshman.
The Penguins next meet will be at home next Saturday, October 23, at 1 p.m. against Niagara.