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Fri Oct 12
5 p.m.
at Akron Zip Classic 5th Place
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Sat Oct 13
10 a.m. / 5 p.m.
at Akron Zip Classic 4th Place
in Akron, Ohio
Sat Oct 20
1 p.m.
at Eastern Michigan L, 156-133
in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Fri Nov 02
6 p.m.
at Ohio State L, 224-75
in Columbus, Ohio
Sat Nov 03
1 p.m.
Xavier L, 140-122
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Nov 10
11 a.m.
Kenyon W, 168-132
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Nov 29
10 a.m. / 6:30 p.m.
Denison Invitational
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Nov 30
10 a.m. / 6:30 p.m.
Denison Invitational
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 01
10 a.m. / 6:30 p.m.
Denison Invitational
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 12
3 p.m.
at Univ. of Indianapolis/Carson-Newman Tri-Meet
in Indianapolis, Ind.
Fri Jan 18
4 p.m.
Pittsburgh
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 19
1 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 02
10 a.m.
at Ohio Wesleyan
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Wed Feb 13
6:30 p.m.
NCAC Championship
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Feb 14
10:30 a.m. / 6:30 p.m.
NCAC Championship
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Fri Feb 15
10:30 a.m. / 6:30 p.m.
NCAC Championship
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Sat Feb 16
10:30 a.m. / 6:30 p.m.
NCAC Championship
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Sat Feb 23
12:30 p.m.
at Kenyon Invitational
in Gambier, Ohio
Fri Mar 01
at NCAA Diving Regionals
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Sat Mar 02
at NCAA Diving Regionals
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Wed Mar 20
10 a.m. / 6 p.m.
at NCAA Division III Championship
in Greensboro, N.C.
Thu Mar 21
10 a.m. / 6 p.m.
at NCAA Division III Championship
in Greensboro, N.C.
Fri Mar 22
10 a.m. / 6 p.m.
at NCAA Division III Championship
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Sat Mar 23
10 a.m. / 6 p.m.
at NCAA Division III Championship
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Women edged at Kenyon

Casey Kirby  |  Photo by Dennis Lowe
Casey Kirby | Photo by Dennis Lowe

GAMBIER, Ohio – Denison women's swimming and diving suffered a 154-146 loss to Kenyon College on Saturday at the James A. Steen Aquatics Center in Gambier.

The Big Red held a 142-141 advantage before the final race of the day in the 400 freestyle relay. Denison's Gabriella Nutter, Casey Kirby, Mia Chiappe and KT Kustritz finished in second place with a time of 3:30.02, but Kenyon took the lead and the victory after Zoe Toscos, Emmerson Mirus, Celina German and Hannah Orbach-Mandel posted a winning time of 3:29.15.

Despite the loss, DU totaled seven victories on the afternoon, led by three wins from Kustritz and Allison Fitzgerald's two diving victories. Kustritz opened the women's event with a win in the 200 medley relay alongside Kirby, Nutter and Maddie Hopkins, logging a 'B' cut time of 1:44.14.

Kustritz then racked up wins and 'B' cut times in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, clocking in at 1:02.15 in the 100 and then finishing with a season-best time of 2:17.48 in the 200. Kate Mesaros finished right behind Kustritz in both events, securing season-bests in the 100 with a 1:04.46 and in the 200 with a 2:24.16. Her time in the 100 breast was also an NCAA 'B' cut time.

In the 100 backstroke, Kirby recorded a 'B' cut time of 56.70 to finish in second and then won the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:04.35. Both were season-best times for Kirby. Senior Halli Garza enjoyed a win in the 200 butterfly, clocking in at a season-best 2:05.78, also a 'B' cut time. She also recorded her best time of the season in the 200 IM, finishing in second with a 2:10.23. Zoe Whelan and Eva Jorn finished in second and third behind Garza in the 200 butterfly, logging season-best times of 2:06.88 and 2:07.61, respectively.

Hopkins then earned her top time of the year in the 100 butterfly with a 'B' cut time of 56.69 and finished in fifth in the 50 freestyle with a 24.61. Nutter took third in the 50 free, touching the wall in 24.35, and then placed fourth in the 100 free, checking in at 53.24.

In the diving events, Fitzgerald swept the field with victories in the 1-meter and 3-meter boards. On the 1-meter dive, Fitzgerald posted a six-dive score of 256.20 and then totaled a 265.35 through six dives on the 3-meter board. Both totals classified as provisional qualifying scores for the NCAA Regional. 

The Big Red will return to action on Thursday, Nov. 30 when they travel to Oxford, Ohio for Miami University's three-day invitational.

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