GRANVILLE, Ohio – Denison women's swimming & diving posted 12 event victories as they tallied a 154-107 defeat of Xavier University on Saturday afternoon at the Trumbull Aquatics Center.
Casey Kirby, KT Kustritz, and Maddie Hopkins each totaled four events on the day, including a pair of relay victories for the trio. In the first event of the day, Kirby, Kustritz, and Hopkins joined forces with Gabriella Nutter to place first overall in the 200 medley relay with an NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:44.86. The quartet also captured the event title in the 200 free relay at the end of the day when they clocked in at 1:35.80.
Along with Kustritz and Hopkins, Kirby also earned a pair of individual titles against the Musketeers, winning the 100 backstroke in 57.90 and the 200 back at 2:06.80. Bridget Horton trailed Kirby in both events, finishing second overall in the 200 (2:09.05) and fifth in the 100 (1:00.51).
Kustritz continued her dominant stretch through the breaststroke events, winning the 100 with a final time of 1:04.84 and the 200 at 2:24.98. Kate Mesaros took second in both events, clocking in at 1:06.62 in the 100 and 2:25.85 in the 200.
Hopkins claimed her individual victories in the 50 free (24.34) and the 100 butterfly (57.75) while Nutter also checked in with a win in the 100 free after logging a final mark of 53.08.
First-year Tara Culibrk led the Denison newcomers with a pair of wins in the 200 freestyle (1:54.92) and the 500 free (5:08.86). Junior Logan Wickman placed fourth in the 200 (1:57.51) and senior Caroline Colville placed third overall in the 500 (5:18.02).
In DU's second event of the day, Keely Tierney placed first overall in the 1,000 free at 10:44.26. Colville took third at 10:51.11.
Senior Natalie Zaravella rounded out DU's effort with a pair of top-three finishes in the 200 fly (2nd – 2:07.82) and the 400 IM (3rd – 4:36.77).
There were no diving events held during this dual meet.
Denison will return to action on Friday, Nov. 15 when they travel to Columbus, Ohio for a 5 p.m. dual with Ohio State.