Behrend swimming and diving teams finish home seasons with wins over Wells

A female Penn State Behrend swimmer competes in a breaststroke race.

The Penn State Behrend swimming and diving teams defeated Wells in a dual meet at Junker Center on Feb. 4.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

ERIE, Pa. — The Penn State Behrend swimming and diving teams defeated Wells in a dual meet at the Junker Center on Feb. 4. The men’s team won 14 of the 16 events. The women’s team finished first, second and third in five of the 15 events.

Behrend’s basketball, track and field, volleyball, bowling and wrestling teams also were in action last week. Here are the scores and highlights:

Men’s basketball

La Roche 72, Penn State Behrend 65

Hilbert 86, Penn State Behrend 84 (OT)

Tommy DiRienzo, a junior from Pittsburgh, scored a career-high 32 points against Hilbert. Mason Blankenberg, a freshman from Ontario, New York, scored 19 against La Roche.

Women’s basketball

La Roche 82, Penn State Behrend 72

Penn State Behrend 99, Hilbert 38

Madilyn Boyer, a freshman from Saxonburg, scored 20 points against La Roche. Morgan Altavilla, a freshman from Pittsburgh, added 19 points.

Men’s track and field

Samuel Hetrick, a junior from New Bethlehem, tied for third in the high jump at the Jud Logan “Light Giver” Open in Ashland, Ohio. He cleared a height of 2.0 meters.

Women’s track and field

Savanna Carr, a senior from Franklin, set a school record in the mile run, finishing in 5:11.73 at the Jud Logan “Light Giver” Open in Ashland, Ohio. She placed 11th.

Men’s volleyball

Penn State Behrend 3, Wells 0

Penn State Behrend 3, Wilkes 2

Owen Wienczkowski, a junior from Waterford, had 16 kills against Wilkes. Alex Jackson, a junior from Cochranton, added 43 assists and 12 digs.

Men’s swimming and diving

Penn State Behrend 171, Wells 29

Jacob Earley, a freshman from Erie, won the 1-meter (207.05 points) and 3-meter (204.45 points) diving events against Wells.

Women’s swimming and diving

Penn State Behrend 176, Wells 56

Bella Nadzam, a sophomore from Erie, won the 50 free (27.40) and the 50 backstroke (32.48). Aliya Webster, a junior from Bradford, won the 1000 free (11:48.49) and the 100 breaststroke (1:20.60).

Women’s bowling

New Jersey City 839, Penn State Behrend 826

Penn State Behrend 883, Medaille 838

Penn State Behrend 854, Mt. Aloysius 786

Hobart William Smith 799, Penn State Behrend 778

Penn State Behrend 874, Hilbert 730

Penn State Behrend 814, Penn State Altoona 640

Penn State Behrend 826, Pitt-Greensburg 647

Penn State Behrend 866, Pitt-Bradford 749

Penn State Behrend 812, La Roche 702

St. Vincent 835, Penn State Behrend 778

Sidney Batsa, a sophomore from Latrobe, placed eighth at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Round Robin. She knocked down 1,265 pins over seven games.


Gannon 52, Penn State Behrend 3

Zach Dellinger, a freshman from Williamsville, New York, won by decision, 5-3, in the 125-pound bout.

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