@DuqSwim Falls to Oakland in Season Opener
Oct. 14, 2016
FINAL: Oakland 168.5, Duquesne 93.5
QUICK RECAP: The Duquesne swimming team fell to Oakland 168.5-93.5 in the first meet of the season at Towers Pool Friday night in a meet consisting of 14 events.
In the first event, the 200-yard Medley Relay team of Abby Watson, Abigail Stauffer, Kayla Owens and Kristen McKnight finished second with a time of 1:47.88, with Oakland taking first place in 1:47:45.
Watson's time of 58:85 was good for second in the 100-yard Backstroke, with Morgan Fink taking third place in 59.14 in the same event.
Duquesne had another two swimmers finish in the top three in the 100-yard Breaststroke, with Erin Kuhn taking second place in 1:05.84 Owens following in 1:06.43.
Stauffer's time of 2:24.19 gave the Dukes a second-place finish in the 200-yard Breaststroke with Kuhn placing third in 2:24.22.
Oakland swimmer Lauren Wynalda would tie with Kayla Owens for second in the 100-yard Butterfly for the 12th event of the meet, with both swimmers finishing in 58.91.
Stauffer's 4:33.72 finish in the 400-yard Individual Medley was good for second place, with Smith taking third in 4:37.16.
The meet would end in the 400-yard Freestyle Relay, with the team of Gross, Svitavsky, Santer and Sydnee Karam taking second place.
UP NEXT: The Dukes will compete in the Richmond Duals next weekend in Richmond, Va, with Friday night's meet beginning at 5 p.m.