Bears sweep season opener over LVC

ANNVILLE, Pa. – Ursinus started off the 2009-10 season on a high note as the Bears swept Lebanon Valley in both ends of a swim meet on Saturday.

The women won their side of things, 112-86, while the men won over the Flying Dutchmen, 101-85.

For the men, the team of sophomore Christopher Smith (Wayne, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep), freshman Philip Quick (Bridgeton, N.J./Cumberland Regional), sophomore Kevin Tallon (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) and freshman Ryan Furlong (Douglaston, N.Y./Xavier) won the opening relay event with a time of 2:00.68.

In the 800-meter free, freshman Kaylani Wertman (Allentown, Pa./William Allen) was first with a time of 10:27.68, followed by senior Casey Gilmore (Glenside, Pa./Abington) in second at 10:38.30. On the men’s side, Smith won the 800 free with a time of 9:24.14.

In the 200-meter free, sophomore Danielle Yentz (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) won the event at 2:22.08, with freshman David Wagner (Whitehall, Pa./Whitehall) winning the men’s 200 free at 2:08.43.

Turning to the 50-free, Foster-Bey won the women’s event at 29.00, while Quick won the men’s at 25.47.

In the 200-IM, freshman Jeannie Weaver (Mays Landing, N.J./Oakcrest) took top honors at 2:43.11, with Kolosky finishing second at 2:44.65.

Freshman David Yazbeck (Dorchester Center, Mass./Boston Latin School) won the men’s 200-IM at 2:26.54.

In the women’s 100-fly, Saloky was second at 1:17.30, with junior Lloyd Tannenbaum (Dresher, Pa./Upper Dublin) winning the men’s 100-fly at 1:03.77.

In the 100-free, Yoo was second at 1:06.50, with Tallon second for the men in the event at 59.07.

Herman won the 100-back at 1:16.31, with freshman Scott Paine (York, Pa./Dallastown Area) winning the 100-back at 1:03.96.

In the final event that the Bears scored in before going to exhibition, senior Elizabeth Gombosi (Wellsboro, Pa./Wellsboro) won the 400-free at 5:06.90. Freshman Adam McGonigle (Villanova, Pa./Harriton) was second in the 400-free at 4:53.06.

Ursinus hosts Lycoming next Saturday.