Men’s and women’s swimming both win two out of three at quad meet

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

Both the Bison men’s and women’s swimming teams topped American and Lafayette and fell to Navy in a quad meet held at Kinney Natatorium on Nov 3.

The men’s team had 10 top-three finishes across the races. The 200 meter freestyle relay race was the lone first-place finisher for the men, with Charlie McFarland ’19, Jack Rose ’22, Sam Sweeney ’22 and Matt McGoey ’20 working together to finish with a time of 1:26.58. McGoey also performed well in the 200 meter individual medley (IM), finishing in second, and the 200 meter backstroke, finishing in third.

“Our team progressed exponentially this weekend at our annual quad meet. We saw some great improvements by everyone, and we competed hard against some good league competition,” McFarland said.

McFarland also contributed to the third-place 200 meter medley relay team. Another standout performer among the Bison men’s swimmers was Liam Pitt ’22 who finished second in both the 50 meter freestyle and the 100 meter butterfly, while placing third in the 100 meter freestyle.

On the women’s side, the Orange and Blue had four first-place finishers. Emma Hadley ’20 collected first in the 100 meter backstroke with a time of 57.34 and Maddie Hartigan ’22 displayed a strong performance in the 1,000 meter freestyle with a time of 10:23.19. This performance was impressive enough to put Hartigan in ninth place in school history for the event.

“I was happy with my win in the 100 back because we were up against three patriot league teams, so it’s a good way to see how you measure up to the league,” Hadley said. “If you can’t win against three teams in the league, you’re not going to be able to win at the end of the season against the whole league.”

The other two first-place finishers included Abigail Rosenberg ’19 in the 100 meter freestyle with a time of 52.25 and Lindsay Smalec ’19 in the 100 meter butterfly with a time of 56.84. On top of these finishes, the Bison had six swimmers receive second place, and five swimmers receive third place.

“I think the team did a awesome job showing the competition what we are made of, especially up against Navy, the dominating team in the league with multiple event wins,” Hadley said. “The meet makes me very excited for more big meets against close competitors in the second half of our season.”

Up next for the Orange and Blue swimmers and divers is the Bison Invitational on Nov. 16 at Kinney Natatorium.

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