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Mens and womens swimming

Isaacs, Wessel, and Pelletier lead AU against Providence College

The AU men's and women's swimming and diving teams earned a split against Providence College this weekend, as the women defeated the Friars 192-99 while the men fell 209-109.

The women's squad won 11 of the 13 events in the meet, with Sophomore Dorothy Issacs and freshman Alexandra Wessel earning two individual victories each.

Issacs won the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle races, with times of 24.27 and 52.80 respectively. Wessel took home first place in the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard backstroke with times of 1:58.21 and 2:11.68. Her victory in the 200-yard backstroke was part of a first-second-third finish for AU, with sophomore Kelsey Cardwell and senior Paige Mellars coming in behind her.

Junior Matt Pelletier was the only double winner for the men's team, winning the 200-yard backstroke in 2:00.45 and the 200-yard individual medley in 1:59.88.

The two teams next swim Friday as they host Gardner-Webb University.


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