KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The Salisbury University men's and women's swimming teams tallied second- and fourth-place finishes in the Golden Bear Invitational this weekend. Over the two-day event, the men recorded a total score of 675.5, while the women finished with 314.
The men's squad was paced by freshman Okan Eyigor, recording three gold medals in the second day of events. Eyigor started the day off in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing two seconds ahead of the second-place finisher with a time of 55.39. Changing the stroke to the backstroke a few events later, the freshman grabbed a first-place finish in the 100-yard (55.18), while capping off the hat trick of top finishes in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:59.50. Through his three individual events, Eyigor tallied 48 points.
In the 100-yard backstroke, senior James Gough swam in just a second and a half behind Eyigor for 13 points and the second-place finish.
Sophomore Will Gough recorded a top finish in the second day, swimming for 16 points in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.19.
The women's squad finished fourth through the two-day event, claiming 238 points in the second day out of its total 314.
Sophomore Nicki Schult recorded 21 points in individual events to pace the Sea Gulls, placing fourth in the 400-yard IM (5:04.21) for 11 points and finishing fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (19:21.85) for 10 points. In the 400-yard IM, freshman Layne Gable grabbed sixth place behind Schult with a time of 5:12.82 for nine points. Gable also finished fifth in the 200-yard butterfly for 10 points swimming for a time of 2:25.01.
In the 100-yard breaststroke, freshman Victoria Radcliffe and junior Brittany Steele tallied fourth- and fifth-place finishes, respectively, claiming 21 points altogether. Radcliffe swam for a time of 1:13.91, while Steele came in just under two seconds behind her with a time of 1:15.35.
Both squads are back in action next Saturday, November 23, as the Sea Gulls take on conference-foe York College of Pennsylvania. The meet is set to begin at 1 p.m., from the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center.