Haerle records trio of victories to lead Transylvania swimming and diving at Wilmington

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Wilmington, Ohio – The Transylvania swim and dive team set sail on Saturday for Wilmington College for a tri-meet featuring the Quakers of Wilmington and the Wittenberg University Tigers at the Wilmington Natatorium.

Saturday's first tri-meet of the year for the Pioneers shed light on a number of standout individual performances for the Transylvania men's and women's squads with multiple swimmers picking up multiple wins.

Transylvania's Saturday was highlighted by junior Sarah Haerle, who claimed a trio of first-place victories, winning the women's 100 breaststroke (1:21.98), 200 breaststroke (2:56.31), and 200 individual medley (2:36.94).

Junior Mattie Fogle delivered a pair of top-notch performances, winning the women's 800 freestyle by 18 seconds and the women's 400 freestyle by 10 seconds as she reigned over all comers in a battle of endurance. Freshman Lindsey Seaton was another torpedo for the Pioneers on Saturday, winning the women's 50 freestyle in 28.53 and the women's 100 freestyle in 1:04.01.

The Transylvania men showed off the quality of their roster as freshman Reece Arredondo emerged victorious in the men's 800 freestyle (10:24.86) and the men's 400 freestyle, (4:27.82) winning by eight seconds over the second-place finisher.

Sophomore Drew Dodds picked up his first win of season on Saturday, prevailing in the men's breaststroke in 1:09.59; Dodds's victory was one of the Saturday thrillers as he out-touched Wilmington's Isak Alin by .33 seconds. 

The Transylvania women defeated Wittenberg 136-102 while Wilmington captured the win over Transylvania 130-118. Wittenberg edged out the Transylvania men's contingent 138-82 while Wilmington collected a 140-100 win against the Pioneer men.

The Pioneers swim again on Saturday, November 10 in Sewanee, Tennessee as they venture to The University of the South for a dual against the Sewanee Tigers. The meet is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. Eastern standard time start.

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