GRANVILLE, Ohio – Denison women's swimming & diving handed a 145-117 defeat to Xavier University on Saturday afternoon at the Trumbull Aquatics Center.
Led by Casey Kirby's two individual wins and two relay victories, the Big Red totaled eight victories over their Division I opponent, highlighted by four NCAA 'B' cut times.
Kirby logged two 'B' cut finishes, a top finish in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.86 and a first-place finish with KT Kustritz, Maddie Hopkins and Gabriella Nutter in the 200 medley relay, clocking in at 1:44.51. She also totaled a season-best 2:04.13 with a victory in the 200 backstroke.
After her success in the 200 medley relay, Kustritz added a victory in the 100 breaststroke with a 'B' cut time of 1:02.54. Kustritz also took second in the 100 butterfly, logging a 'B' cut time of 56.73.
Denison added three additional season-best times on the afternoon, led by Kate Mesaros' win in the 200 breaststroke, touching the wall at 2:23.67.
Denison's final victory came in the 400 freestyle relay when Nutter, Kirby, Kustritz and Mia Chiappe totaled a time of 3:30.81.
There was no diving competition at today's meet.
The Big Red will travel to Gambier, Ohio next Saturday, Nov. 11 for a dual meet with Kenyon College. The meet is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.