Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving win a total of 13 events in preliminary meet against UMBC

Eve Wulf, Contributing Writer

On Oct. 3, the men’s and women’s Swimming and Diving teams jumped into Kinney Natatorium for the first time this season as they swam against UMBC. The competition was preliminary and not scored.

“[It] was a great starting point for the team coming out of the first few weeks of training,” JT Nangle ’16 said.

The men’s team walked away with five individual wins and a relay win, and the women’s team with eight individual wins.

The men’s team came out on top in the 400-yard IM, the 200-yard backstroke, the 200-yard freestyle, and the 400-yard freestyle relay. In diving, the one-meter and three-meter were won by the Bison. In the 400- yard IM, Louis Behnen ’17 boasted a time of 4:02.83. In the 200-yard backstroke, Chris Devlin ’18 had an impressive time of 1:49.02. Winning again in the 200-yard freestyle, Behnen had a time of 1:42.95. In a collective effort, Vincent Filippini ’19, Behnen, Jack Robinson ’17, and Sam Rutan ’18 won the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:10.72. In diving, Tyler Wenzel ’16 shone, winning the one-meter with a score of 258.53, as well as the three-meter with a score of 239.03.

The women’s team dominated in the 200-yard butterfly, the 200-yard backstroke, the 200-yard freestyle, the 100-yard butterfly, the 100-yard backstroke, the 100-yard freestyle, the 100-yard IM, and the 50-yard backstroke. With a time of 2:07.60, Dani Potis ’18 won the 200-yard butterfly. Emma Levendoski ’16 captured the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:02.90. In the 200-yard freestyle, Brittany Bishop ’19 prevailed with a time of 1:55:93. Julianna Foss ’18 won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 00:57.24. In the 100-yard backstroke, Levendoski dominated again with a time of 56.61. With a time of 53.88, Abigail Rosenberg ’19 won the 100-yard freestyle. In the 100-yard IM, Rachel McGoff ’17 prevailed with a time of 1:01.00. And with her third win of the meet with a time of 27.25, Levendoski won the 50-yard backstroke.

Captains Nangle and Alanna Nawrocki ’16 are looking forward to the upcoming season. They both believe that the men’s team and women’s team “have an exceptional amount of talent this year, especially with the freshmen class.”

On Oct17, the men and women will travel to Boston to compete against Boston University in both the first scored and first Patriot League meet of the season.

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