Swimming teams fall to Widener

Swimming teams fall to Widener

SALISBURY, Md. – The men's and women's swimming teams returned home for the first time in over a month on Saturday afternoon and played host to Widener University. However, neither team could capture a victory, as the men fell, 164-96, and the women, 198-64.

Men

Richard Baker led the charge for the men's team, collecting three individual first-place finishes on the afternoon. He out-swam the field in the 100-meter backstroke, finishing in 1:02.12, the 200-meter backstroke (2:17.17), and the 200-meter individual medley (2:21.26).

Peter Moyer and Josh Brown each collected three second-place finishes.

Moyer finished second in the 100-meter freestyle (55.50 seconds), the 200-meter freestyle (2:04.33), and the 400-meter freestyle (4:26.62).

Brown finished second in the 50-meter freestyle (24.83 seconds), the 100-meter butterfly (1:02.25), and the 100-meter breaststroke (1:09.77).

Kyle Russell and Andrew Ward also captured second-place finishes on the afternoon. Russell finished second in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:35.76), while Ward earned his second-place finish in the 100-meter backstroke (1:05.40).

Women

Emma Tarnosky led the way for the women's squad, capturing a first-place finish in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:11.39. Tarnosky, along with Ali Johnston, Angela Barzanti, and Jordyn Rowe, was also a member of the relay team that captured a second-place finish in the 200-meter medley relay with a time of 2:15.86.

Shelby Steere earned a second-place finish in the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2:39.62.

Barzanti, Johnston, and Rowe each added their own contributions, with Rowe earning 12 points over four events including third-place showings in the 200-meter individual medley and the 100-meter freestyle, Barzanti earning 11 points over four events, and Johnston earning 11 points over four events.

The teams will next travel to Virginia Wesleyan University on Friday, December 8 to take on the Marlins. The meet is set to begin at 5 p.m.

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