GLASSBORO, N.J. – The Salisbury University men's and women's swimming teams fell at the hand of Rowan University by close margins of 147-105 and 155-107, respectively.
The men's team (1-1) had strong showings from many Sea Gull swimmers as they had one individual race winner and multiple top-three finishers. Sophomore James Gough earned a win on the men's side, cruising to a 200-yard backstroke victory, 11 seconds over his competition with a time of 2:06.21. Gough also took a third-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (5:15.63).
Freshman Robert Leszczynski led Salisbury with two second-place finishes, one third-place finish and anchored the 200-yard freestyle relay ending the heat with a second-place time of 1:33.54. Salisbury saw 14 men place in the top three of 13 races.
The women's swimming team (1-1) saw four first-place finishes and seven second-place finishes throughout the night. The women were led right from the first event by freshman Taylor Merget, sophomore Danielle Dunn, junior Sarah Ault, and senior Robin Stone as they captured second in the 200-yard medley relay, hitting the wall in a time of 1:59.52. Merget claimed first place in the 100-yard freestyle in 56.98 seconds along with a third-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (1:07.98) and helped the 200-yard freestyle relay team to a second-place finish (1:49.12).
Dunn claimed two of the four first-place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:11.73) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:40.82). Ault found success in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:00.25. The Ellicott City, Md., native also helped Salisbury with two second-place finishes throughout the night.