August 6, 2020
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Swimming, diving teams jump into their season with victories

By Christine Houghton
Sports Editor

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams traveled to Stevens Institute of Technology on Saturday, Oct. 26, to kick off their 2019-20 season. Both teams came out on top, with the men taking the day 171-91 and the women winning 164-97.

Starting off the day for the men, the 200-meter relay team of freshman Sean Rave and juniors Andrew Duff, Andrew Thompson and Griffin Morgan took the win with a time of 1:34.07. Morgan also took the 1,000-meter freestyle with a time of 10:01.37 and the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1:55.09.

Thompson continued his success by swimming to first in the 100-meter freestyle at 47.77 and the 100-meter butterfly at 51.08. Rave also won the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 52.75 and the 200-meter backstroke at 1:56.33. Morgan, Thompson and Rave would go on to sweep the board in the 200-meter individual medley, coming in at 1:58.45, 1:59.63 and 2:01.75, respectively. 

Senior Harrison Yi and freshman Dixon Kahler took first and second place in the 200-meter freestyle, with Yi coming in at 1:44.79 and Kahler finishing with a time of 1:45.97. Yi also won the 500-meter freestyle with a time of 4:52.52 and was followed by freshman Conrad Hoody, who came in at 4:54.56. 

Juniors Patrick Bakey and Nolan Kuscan placed first and second in the 50-meter freestyle, coming in at 22.05 and 22.17, respectively.

For the women’s team, the tone for the day was also set with a relay team. The 200-meter medley relay team consisting of freshman Rachel Hannah, senior Annie Menninger, sophomore Zoe Chan and junior Elise Frasier swam to victory at 1:52.94. 

Menninger also took first in the 100-meter breaststroke at 1:10.63, as well as in the 200-meter breaststroke, where she clocked in at 2:33.10. Chan claimed victory in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:11.38 and shared the podium with junior Melanie Fosko in 200-meter individual medley. Chan came in first at 2:13.45 and Fosko followed at 2:22.93. 


Fosko swims to the podium in the 200-meter individual medley (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk).

Hannah claimed the top spot in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 55.81 and was followed closely by freshman Shannon Hesse, who touched the wall at 57.59. Hannah also won the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:02.99 and was followed closely by sophomore Meagan Healey, who clocked in at 1:04.11.

Freshman Cameron Carrazza made her collegiate debut, as she swam to victory in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 2:02.62. The team rounded out the day with a full sweep in the 200-meter backstroke, as Healey took the top spot with a time of 2:17.86. She was followed by junior Katie Doyle and sophomore Julia Spanfelner, who touched the wall at 2:21.02 and 2:22.76, respectively.

The teams return to the pool on Saturday, Nov. 2, when they will host Ramapo College for their first New Jersey Athletic Conference event of the year. 

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