Sea Gulls fall to rival York to open conference play

Sea Gulls fall to rival York to open conference play

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's swim teams opened conference play on Saturday afternoon when they hosted York College of Pennsylvania. Both home teams were unable to match the pace of their opponents, with the men losing, 171-91 and the women falling, 185-69.

Men

The men secured victories in three events. Josh Brown pulled out a narrow first-place finish in the 200-meter breaststroke, with a time of 1:08.19.

Brown and teammate Richard Baker were the first two to finish in the 50-meter freestyle, with Brown recording a time of 24.56 seconds and Baker coming less than a second behind his teammate posting a time of 25.17 seconds.

Jarrod Schwesinger captured the men's third victory of the afternoon in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 55.29 seconds.

Women

The women's side finished the day with two first-place victories. It had an all-around strong performance in the 200-meter individual medley, with Jordyn Rowe capturing a first-place finish with a time of 2:45.93, Ali Johnston earning a second-place finish with a time of 2:52.69, and Shelby Steere rounding out the top three with a time of 2:55.28.

Rowe returned to the pool two events later to help anchor her teammates in a 200-meter freestyle medley first-place finish. Emma Tarnosky, Shannon Mesmer, and Briya Cohen combined with Rowe for a time of 2:04.30.

Both teams return to action when they travel to Penn State University-Altoona on Friday, November 3. The meet is set to begin at 4 p.m.

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