Dominant Individual Performances By Danner and Wolter Lead Mason to a Split in West Point, N.Y.
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Dominant Individual Performances By Danner and Wolter Lead Mason to a Split in West Point, N.Y.

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Mason swimming and diving took on Army, American and Old Dominion in a tri-meet hosted by the Naval Academy on Saturday.  The women finished 1-1-1 beating American 209-81, losing to ODU 180-120 and equaling Army at 150 apiece.  The men finished the meet 1-2 with a 198-101 victory over American and losses to ODU (159.50 - 138.50) and Army (196-104).

The women were led by senior swimmer Ashley Danner's three individual victories.  Danner won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.42, the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:19.28 and the 400-yard individual medley in 4:22.52.  Danner also swam the second leg of Mason's 200-yard medley relay team that took first place with a time of 1:47.05.  Sophomore Paige Impink also swam on the 200-yard IM relay team and followed that team victory with an individual victory in the 100-yard backstroke (58.82).

Senior standout Preston Wolter paced the men with three individual 1st place finishes.  Wolter won the 1650-yard freestyle in 16:08.17, the 500-yard freestyle in 4:40.77 and the 400-yard individual medley in 4:05.32.  Star senior diver Derrick Butts also had a good day with his 1-meter dive victory and a score of 322.85.  Butts finished second in the 3-meter dive with a score of 321.

Mason will be in the pool again on Saturday, January 28th as they host George Washington University.

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