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Felt Has Record Day to Lead Swimming Against Tribe

by | Jan 23, 2023

The ‘Cats had a lot to cheer about at William & Mary.


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Dylan Felt won two events, set two records and led Davidson in the water Saturday afternoon at William & Mary.

A freshman from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Felt set a Davidson record in the 1,000 free with a winning time of 9:24.07. He also set a William & Mary pool record with his 500 free win (4:31.58).

In all, the Wildcats won 16 events Saturday and also earned a 148-113 men’s team win.

“Good outings for the ‘Cats,” said coach John Young. “Dylan gave us a couple more highlights, and it’ll be nice to see his name up on the William & Mary record board with (former Wildcat) Sarah Helen Shepherd’s. Other highlights for the Cats included big relay splits and big 50s for Guil Ware and Martha Tripsa. Cynthia Huang had a really nice 400 IM. Ben McClain looked good taking care of business in the 200 and 100. It was a really nice 200 fly for Fletcher Smith, and Miles Charles and Shelby Stanley had well-swum 100 butterflies. Nice 1,000 for Sylvia Stewart-Bates, and a nice 1-2 in the 500 for Kate Pottle and Sylvia. Jeremy Kemp again in the back. Overall, a really solid outing.” 

Felt was also part of a third win, teaming with McClain, Ian Brann and Ware to win the 200 free relay in 1:24.21.

McClain claimed his 100 and 200 free wins with swims of 46.55 and 1:41.47, respectively. Other men’s wins came from Charles (100 fly, 50.12), Kemp (200 back, 1:51.60), Smith (200 fly, 1:51.50) and Ware (50 free, 21.37). Liam McDonough, Andrew Schou, Charles and Ware swam out front in the 200 medley relay (1:32.31), and Owen Curry’s second-place swim gave the Wildcats a 1-2 finish in the 1,000.

For the Wildcat women, Stewart-Bates earned the win in the 1,000 with a time of 10:25.14, and she helped the Wildcats go 1-2 in the 500, as Kate Pottlewon in 5:05.74. Tripsa won the 50 free in 24.11, Stanley took the 100 fly in 55.60 and Huang touched first in the 400 IM (4:30.70).

Addy Donaldson, Leah Sandock, Stanley and Tripsa won the 200 free relay in 1:35.52.  

Divers compete at South Carolina
Davidson’s divers faced off against South Carolina Saturday in Columbia, S.C.

For the men, James Gourlay took third in the 1-meter and 3M with scores of 270.53 and 297.15, respectively. Annica Valmassei led the women with fourth-place finishes, scoring 267.68 in both events.

Up Next
The Wildcats will host VMI for Senior Day next Saturday afternoon in Cannon Pool. 

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