Posted: Dec 03, 2016
WILMINGTON, Del. – The Salisbury University men's and women's swimming teams traveled to Widener University Saturday afternoon as both men and women fell to the Lions. The men dropped their matchup 192-70, while the women lost 185-77.
The men's side was led by senior Okan Eyigor as he claimed two individual first-place finishes on the day. Eyigor got the men on the board in a thrilling finger-tip finish during the 100-yard backstroke, posting a time of 53.66 seconds, only .26 ahead of second place. Eyigor earned his second individual win of the day in the 200-yard backstroke, recording a time of 2:00.53, three seconds ahead of second place.
Sophomore Peter Moyer gave a strong display for the Sea Gulls despite finishing second in both events by a combined time of .43 seconds. In the 200-yard freestyle, Moyer recorded a time of 1:46.93, only .16 seconds behind. Fate found Moyer again during the 500-yard freestyle when he posted a time of 4:56.33, just .27 seconds behind first.
The women's side was led by seniors Victoria Radcliffe and Layne Gable, alongside junior Madison Tinus. The women combined for two first-place finishes and six second-place finishes on the afternoon.
Radcliffe would get the Sea Gulls on the board first when she brought home their first individual victory in the 200-yard freestyle, recording a time of 1:58.16, more than a second ahead of second place. Radcliffe earned her second win of the day for the Sea Gulls in the 200-yard breaststroke, notching a time of 2:34.15.
Fellow senior Gable combined for eight individual points on the afternoon for Salisbury. Gable fell just short of victory in the 100-yard butterfly when she recorded a time of 1:00.85, just .15 seconds behind first place Jill Bujanowski.
The Sea Gulls narrowly missed out on another nine points in the 50-yd. freestyle as Tinus posted a time of 25.86, only .60 seconds behind Christine Kunzler.
The Sea Gulls are back in action after the new year on Saturday, January 7, at McDaniel College. The meet is set to begin at 1 p.m.