Eagles cannonball Howard

Onward and upward for the Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams as they crushed crosstown rival Howard University in the last home dual meet of the season.

The squad swept every event except one, winning 13 events overall.

On the women's side, senior Jessica Lidstrom swam to first place in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.21 and the 50-yard freestyle in 25.29.

Freshman Kaitlin Moughty joined Lidstrom in the winners' circle, finishing first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:15.50 and the 100-yard freestyle in 57.00.

Junior Cameron Miller earned first place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:59.80) and second place in the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.07). Sophomore Christina Huang placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (5:24.28) and second in the 200-freestyle (2:00.06).

Freshman Lori Burkett finished second in both the 200-IM and the 100-yard backstroke in times of 2:22.29 and 1:05.93, respectively. To round out the women's side, Lindsay McDavitt won first place in the 100-backstroke (1:02.45) and finished second in the 100-breaststroke (1:15.37).

The men's side was just as successful as the women's with senior Dominick Szabo leading the way.

Szabo placed first in the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-breaststroke with times of 46.34 and 56.56, respectively.

Sophomore Estebe Salgado lent a helping hand, when he secured the top spots in both the 200-freestyle (1:45.99) and the 100-butterfly (53.58).

Senior Ethan Bassett won the 200-IM (1:55.68) and placed second in the 100-freestyle (48.29).

Senior Erwan Jeffroy placed first in the 100-backstroke (53.56) and second in the 50-freestyle (23.08), and freshman Stephen Brennen placed second in both the 200-freestyle (1:45.50) and the 100-butterfly (55.09).

Freshman Joe Eberhard and senior Steve Maher took home first place in their respective heats as well. Eberhard finished with a time of 4:58.55 in the 500-yard freestyle and Maher swam the 50-freestyle in 21.68.

The team must now prepare for the Patriot League Championship on the weekend of Feb. 26-28 at Navy.

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