Swimming and diving begins 2017-2018

Marta Considine, Staff Writer

On Sept. 30, the Bison swimming and diving teams began their 2017-2018 season in hosting the University of Maryland, Baltimore County at Kinney Natatorium. Although score was not kept at the meet, the Bison women won ten individual events while Garrett Sommer ’21 finished first in the 3-meter dive for the men.

Maggie Wyngowski ’21 took home victories in both the 200 and 400 IM in her first collegiate meet. Her time of 4:25.03 in the 400 IM is the seventh fastest in school history. Emma Hadley ’20 won both the 100 and 200 backstroke, finishing with times of 57.81 and 2:03.90, respectively, while Julie Byrne ’19 was the runner-up in the 200 backstroke, finishing with a time of 2:04.23. Mary Weinstein ’19 finished first in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke while Megan Koczur ’21 won the 50 freestyle and Abigail Rosenberg ’19 won the 100 yard freestyle.

On the diving boards, Tally Ford ’18 won the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. Eleven Bison finished in runner-up positions.

On the men’s side, Sommer won the 3-meter dive, while Matt Rakovec ’21 placed second in the 200 IM and 400 IM.

The Orange and Blue continue their in-season competitions as they travel to Bryant University and Boston University on Oct. 13-14.

“I think it went really well and we did better than we usually do. It wasn’t scored, but there were a lot of close events and events that we won,” Leah Bloodgood ’18 said.

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