Penguins Have Impressive Effort in Victory Over Niagara

Madison Aranda
Madison Aranda

The Youngstown State swimming and diving team was victorious in all 16 events in a dual against Niagara on Friday at the Beeghly Natatorium. YSU won all 12 individual swimming events, Bec Stafford won both diving events and the Guins took first in both relays.

Winning multiple swimming events were Viktoria Orosz, Zsani Csado and Madison Aranda. Other swimmmers to win events were Paris Krug, Hannah Reynolds, Natalie Laurence and Rachel Shipp.

The Penguins won the dual by a score of 171-109.

Orosz took first in the 1,000-yard freestyle, the 50-yard freestyle and the 200-yard breaststroke. She had a time of 10:33.78 in the 1,000 free, a time of 24.98 seconds in the 50 free and a 2:27.09 in the 200 breaststroke.

Csado won the 200-yard freestyle, the 100-yard freestyle and capped her night with a victory in the 200 IM. She posted a time of 1:57.67 in the 200 free, 54.79 seconds in the 100 free and a 2:13.14 in the 200 IM.

Aranda won the 200-yard butterfly and the 500-yard freestyle while finishing second in the 200 IM to Csado. In the 200 fly she had a time of 2:07.07, in the 500 free she had a 5:13.78 and was out-touched by just over in a second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:14.28.

Stafford led a strong Penguin effort in the diving events. She won the one-meter with a score of 296.25 while McKenzie Stelter had a 291.40, Lydia Scheringer posted a 275.70 and Bailey Dipman had a 271.15.

In the three-meter dive, Stafford had a 295.45 to run away with first place. Bethany Glick was second with a 266.45 while Stelter was third with a 256.85.

Krug had a time of 1:01.41 to finish first in the 100-yard backstroke, Reynolds had a first-place time of 1:08.08 in the 100-yard breaststroke, Laurence came in first with a time of 2:12.40 in the 200-yard backstroke and Shipp was first in the 100-yard butterfly posting a time of 58.63 seconds.

YSU won both relays starting the night off with a time of a 1:51.09 in the 200-yard medley relay while it ended the evening with a time of 3:40.93 in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

The Penguins' divers head to the Clarion Invitational on Sunday while the entire team returns to action next Saturday against Duquesne at the Beeghly Natatorium.