Ricky Munch helps Florida win at All Florida Invitational
Florida racked up the points at this year’s All Florida Invitational, finishing with a more than 700 point combined margin of victory over second place Florida State, September 28-30.
Sophomore Ricky Munch (Machine Aquatic/Robinson Secondary) took second place for the Gators in the men’s 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 56.03 seconds. He was also eighth in the 50 freestyle in a new personal best time of 21.12.
|1. Florida 1,141.5||1. Florida 1,273|
|2. Florida State 919||2. Florida State 763.5|
|3. Florida Gulf Coast 596||3. Florida Atlantic 559|
Tennessee dominant at UNC-Wilmington
Tennessee’s men’s and women’s squads opened their dual meet seasons by winning 25 of 32 events on the road at North Carolina-Wilmington, September 28.
For the host Seahawks, freshman Cyrus Hashemi (Nation’s Capital Swim Club/Marshall High School) made his NCAA debut with an impressive third-place finish in the 200 butterfly (1:58.34).
Sophomore teammate Christopher Fiala (Machine/Westfield) finished second in the 50 freestyle (21.49) and fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.04).
Senior Carly Tanner (NCAP/Osbourn Park) finished second in both the 50 freestyle (24.17) and 100 breaststroke (1:06.17) for the Seahawks.
|Tennessee 195||Tennessee 175|
|UNC-Wilmington 99||UNC-Wilmington 118|
Stanford women start season strong
Stanford’s women’s team beat San Jose State 162.5 to 135.5 in its first meet of the season, September 28.
Stanford freshman Sarah Haase (Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club/Good Counsel) finished second in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:18.15 to kick off her collegiate career.
Michigan men hammer Minnesota
The University of Michigan men’s team took first place in all 14 swimming events, including a 1-4 sweep in the 200 freestyle, to beat Big Ten opponent Minnesota, October 6, 170 to 124.
Senior Sean Fletcher (Mason Makos/Madison) won the men’s 100 butterfly in 48.22. He also swam the butterfly leg of the winning 200 medley relay for the Wolverines and was fourth in the 50 freestyle (20.68).
N.C. State wins All-North Carolina Invite
N.C. State junior Andrew Tollefson (RMSC/Walter Johnson) finished seventh in the men’s 200 breast (2:09.26) for the Wolfpack at the All-North Carolina Invitational, October 5-6.
|1. NC State 1,563||1. NC State 1,556|
|2. East Carolina 1,383||2. Duke 1,197.5|
|3. Duke 956||3. East Carolina 1,191|
Towson, William & Mary split season opener
Towson freshman Jenna Van Camp (Herndon Aquatic/Herndon High School) impressed in her collegiate debut by winning the women’s 100 and 200 breaststroke in 1:05.53 and 2:24.44, respectively, helping the Tigers to a 102-point victory over William & Mary.
Senior Hunter Perrot (Arlington Aquatic Club/St. Stephen’s St. Agnes) won the men’s 100 and 200 freestyle in 46.47 and 1:42.52 for the Tribe. He was second in the 50 freestyle with a 21.19.
Sophomore Megan Howard (Machine/Langley) finished second in the 50 freestyle (23.78)
and 100 butterfly (56.95) for William & Mary. Senior teammate Caylyn Tate (FISH/Potomac Falls) finished fifth in the 500 (5:08.87) and 1,000 freestyle (10:21.71).
Also for the Tribe, freshmen Ryan Natal (Machine/Langley), Andrew Nyce (Machine/Marshall) Elena Marsili (FISH/O’Connell) and Courtney Mizerak (NCAP/Osbourn Park) had strong first meets. Natal finished fourth in the 100 butterfly (52.54), fifth in the 200 butterfly (1:57.11), and seventh in the 100 freestyle (48.82). Nyce finished fourth in both the 200 breaststroke (2:12.64) and 200 IM (2:00.11), and sixth in the 200 butterfly (1:58.74). Marsili finished seventh in the 500 freestyle (5:17.67) and 1,000 freestyle (10:45.72). Mizerak finished sixth in the 100 butterfly (1:01.59) and seventh in both the 100 breaststroke (1:10.42) and 200 IM (2:14.06).
|Towson 197||William & Mary 191|
|William & Mary
Alabama men crush Delta State
Alabama sophomores Ian Decker (NCAP/O’Connell) and David Maquera (NCAP/Lake Braddock) opened their seasons well as the Crimson Tide rolled over Delta State, 192 to 98 (men). Decker finished fourth in 1,000 freestyle (9:44.94) and fifth in 500 freestyle (4:48.87). Maquera finished fourth in the 200 backstroke (1:56.42) and fifth in the 100 backstroke (54.05).
Navy takes home two victories from one meet
In a combined format dual meet, the Navy Midshipmen, George Mason Patriots, and Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds squared off against each other Saturday, October 6, to open their dual meet seasons. Navy swept the meets, moving both men’s and women’s squads to 2-0.
The Navy men defeated Loyola, 184-104, and George Mason, 155-134. The women had an even more impressive showing, beating the Greyhounds, 196-95, and the Patriots, 192-96. The Patriot men’s and women’s squads defeated Loyola, 213-87 and 169-130, respectively.
Mason sophomore Kara Tansill (OCCS/Brentsville District) won the women’s 200 IM in 2:13.97. She also earned second place points in the 100 backstroke (1:00.38) and fourth place points in the 200 backstroke (2:11.02).
Navy senior Robbie Parker (Machine/Madison) won the men’s 50 freestyle in 21.33 and anchored the winning 200 medley relay.
Mason sophomore Steven Blakely (NCAP/Osbourn Park) won the men’s 100 backstroke in 53.79 and finished second in the 200 backstroke in 1:55.27.
Senior teammates David Kiss (NCAP/Edison) and Cole Jamison (NCAP/Potomac Falls) finished 1-2 in the 100 butterfly with times of 51.49 and 53.03, respectively. Kiss also finished third in both the 200 freestyle (1:45.01) and 200 butterfly (1:58.24).
Loyola freshman Tim Barry (NCAP/Gonzaga) took third in the men’s 100 backstroke (53.92) and fifth in the 200 backstroke (1:59.50). Barry’s former Gonzaga teammate, freshman Madison Hardimon (Sea Devils) finished sixth in 100 freestyle (49.23) and seventh in the 200 freestyle (1:49.24).
Freshman Emily Saitta (Alexandria Dive Club/Jefferson) placed second on the 3-meter board for the Midshipmen with a score of 211.80. Junior Nick Guttendorf (Woodson) finished fourth on the 1-meter board (252.35) and sixth on the 3-meter board (214.45) for the Patriots.
Mason junior Joey Kelly (Makos/Fairfax) finished third in the men’s 100 freestyle (47.52) and fifth in both the 50 and 200 freestyle events. Sophomore teammate Kelsey Ryan (SNOW/Loudoun Valley) finished third in the women’s 100 butterfly (1:01.60).
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