WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 12, 2013 – James Madison swimming and diving won all 16 events and finished first and second in 13 of them on its way to a dominating double-dual meet sweep over Georgetown and American at McCarthy Pool Saturday.
JMU defeated Georgetown 210-86, while also picking up a 222-56 victory over American to improve to 9-2 in dual meets this season. Georgetown defeated American to go 1-1 on the day while the Eagles finished the day 0-2.
Three different athletes, senior Andrea Criscuolo (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant), junior Addy Morrison (Williamsburg, Va./Bruton) and freshman Jackie Crawford (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) won twice in the meet for the Dukes. Criscuolo won both backstroke events finishing the 100-yard in a time of 57.29 seconds and the 200-yard in 2:09.34. Morrison placed first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:25.91, while also winning the 200 individual medley at 2:12.41. Crawford picked up the first two individual event wins of her career, claiming victory in the 50-yard freestyle (25.59) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:14.43).
Sophomore Sin Hye Won (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) also timed a 25.59 in the 50 free to tie Crawford for first in that event.
Senior Kimberly Helfrich (Fort Belvoir, Va./West Springfield) helped propel JMU to another big day in diving, winning on three-meter board and finishing second on the one-meter. Helfrich scored a 298.70 to record the victory in the three-meter event and added a score of 279.60 to claim second on the one-meter. Sophomore Alex Savage (Carrolton, Texas/Lewisville Hebron) claimed the one-meter title with a score of 281.65 and came in second on the three-meter (278.90), while freshman Carly Alexander (Plantation, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) took second on the one-meter (255.75).
Other individual event winners for Madison include junior Kelsey Holmgaard (Roanoke, Va./George Mason), sophomores Aimee Hooper (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa) and Susanne Gingher (Boalsburg, Pa./State College Area), and freshmen Ashley Clark (Manassas, Va./Osbourn Park), Carli Molano (Centreville, Va./Westfield) and Cameron Martin (Holly Springs, N.C./Holly Springs).
Holmgaard won the 100 breaststroke (1:07.15), Hooper the 1,650 freestyle (17:39.06), Gingher the 100 freestyle (53.37), Clark the 100 butterfly (58.75), Molano the 200 freestyle (1:56.90) and Martin the 200 butterfly (2:09.26).
The Dukes bookended the meet with wins in both relay events. The quartet of senior Caroline Burns (Severna Park, Md./Severn School), junior Shannon Dubay (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor), Won and Gingher started the meet off with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. Holmgaard, Molano, Dubay and Gingher teamed up to finish the meet by winning the 200-yard freestyle relay.
JMU completes its dual meet schedule next weekend in Piscataway, N.J. The Dukes take on Rutgers at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19.
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