The Cabrini men’s swimming team started off strong and ended up in third place, nine points behind Pitt-Bradford in second place. Junior Brandon Mazepa, sophomorea Cody Kunze and Scott Hunt and freshman Chris Ryan completed a 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:41:68 to get fourth place.
The Cabrini women’s swimming team finished day one with a second-place finish, ten points behind first place. Sophomore Becki Barrett, freshman Alexis Drew, junior Kimberly Crowther and junior Courtney Good came in second place for the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52:13.
The second day for the men’s team was good, holding on to third place. Sophomores Evan Strickland and Nick Platt, and juniors Rocco Del Monte and Keith Marr placed second in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:41:58.
In the final race, the 800-yard medley with a team of Strickland, Ryan, Marr and freshman Sean Tallon. Their time was 7:34:86 to secure a third-place finish.
On the second day of the competition, the women’s team moved up to the second place. In the last event of the day the Lady Cavs closed with a first-place finish for the 800-yard freestyle relay and the team consisted of Drew, Good, Smith, and Elyse Phillips with a time of 8:46:40.
On the final day, Tallon opened up with a fifth-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 18:52:24.
The women’s team finished second in the competition. Smith won the one-mile freestyle with a time of 19:09:55. The second-place swimmer finished seventeen seconds after Smith, and she improved her time by 20 seconds since the last time she swam this race.
Both the men’s and women’s teams finished the season strong with the men placing third and the women second overall for the weekend.
This was a season of new beginnings for both swim teams. New head coach Cindy Ikeler has helped the program take a step forward and finish strong at championships and with several members of both teams returning next season, the Cavs could just get even better.