Lady Lions Swimming Loses to Behrend

Photo by Omer Sanchez
Photo by Omer Sanchez

ALTOONA, Pa. – Penn State Altoona women's swimming hosted Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Penn State Behrend on Saturday afternoon in the Adler Natatorium, and the Lady Lions suffered a 118-69 loss to the visitors.

Penn State Altoona recorded five first place finishes as a team, including three individual first places and one new team record from Grace Dangelo (State College, PA/State College).

Dangelo won the 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 25.98, and several swims later, she took first in the 200 Yard Breaststroke by clocking in at 2:34.73. Dangelo set a new Penn State Altoona women's swimming team record in her third win of the afternoon, as she posted a time of 4:43.67 in the 400 Yard IM. That time shattered the previous record of 5:03.37, which was set by former swimmer Paetyn Zeamer on February 10, 2017 during the AMCC Championships.

Avery Heisey (Lancaster, PA/Conestoga Valley) notched a first place finish in the 100 Yard Butterfly, finishing in 1:09.73 to earn the win.

The Lady Lions won the meet's final event, the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, as the foursome of Heisey, Gillian Lowe (York, PA/Dallastown), Kaitlin Heil (Pittsburgh, PA/CAPA), and Dangelo combined for a time of 1:49.84 to take first.

Penn State Altoona women's swimming's next competition will take place in 2020, when the Lady Lions open a string of three home meets with a dual meet against non-conference opponent Bethany College on Saturday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m.