Penguins Earn Win Over Saint Francis; Saint-Gilles Wins Twice

Penguins Earn Win Over Saint Francis; Saint-Gilles Wins Twice

The Youngstown State swimming and diving team had a strong performance against Illinois and Saint Francis on Friday night at the Beeghly Natatorium. The Penguins defeated the Red Flash while Tiphaine Saint-Gilles earned a pair of event victories.

Saint-Gilles won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.50 and took first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:24.56. 

In the 1,650-yard freestyle, the Penguins placed third, fourth and fifth. Placing third was Josie Preski who swam a time of 17:56.02, Taci Miller finished fourth with a time of 18:23.33 and Taylor Bishop was fifth clocking a time of 18:29.04.

YSU also took third through fifth in the 100-yard backstroke. Placing third was Averi McCarthy with a time of 1:01.48, Rachel Shipp was fourth at 1:01.49 and Allyson Wilson finished fifth at 1:01.60. McCarthy also finished third in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:11.95.

In the 200 butterfly the Guins produced second and third-place finishes. Senior Zsani Csado was second with a time of 2:08.98 while Aida Jurinovics was third with a time of 2:10.03. YSU also grabbed second and third place finishes in the 100-yard fly. Jurinovics was second with a time of 58.91 seconds while Rachel Shipp clocked a time of 59.71 seconds.

Hannah Olger placed second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.61 seconds while Casey Prentice was fourth at 24.88 seconds.

Jurinovics capped the night off with a second-place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.77.

The Penguins will take on Illinois on Saturday morning to conclude a busy two-day stretch. The meet at the Beeghly Natatorium is set for 9 a.m. The Penguins will honor their four seniors prior to the dual with the Fighting Illini.

Team Scores

YSU 162, Saint Francis 89
Illinois 200, Saint Francis 56
Illinois 180, YSU 81