The Cabrini College men’s swim team rose to fifth place after 10 events with 82 points on day one of the Swarthmore College Invitational. The team followed Lycoming, Ocean County, Swarthmore, and Rowan who came out in first place in the first round of the invitation that took place Friday, Nov. 30.
The opening and closing events showed strong performances by the men’s swim team. The team for the 200-yard freestyle relay included: Sean Tallon, Nick Platt, Chris Ryan and Rocco Del Monte who was the team’s anchor. The men came in fourth place at 1:39.16. Platt, Evan Strickland, Del Monte and Keith Marr concluded the night with a 400-yard medley relay coming in third place at 3:58.03.
The Cavaliers returned to Swarthmore on Saturday, Dec. 1, for a morning and noon session to close the invitational. They were more determined and definitely familiar with their competition. Their determination led them to gain fourth place in the Swarthmore Invitational earning 276 points.
Rowan, however, came out as the better team with 1,111.5 points. The Cavs beat out Ocean County by 11 points. The Cabrini men earned no higher than 3rd place in both morning and noon events causing them not to collect any more points than they did. The quartet Scott Hunt, Tim McCann, Chris Ryan and Cody Kunze opened the day fairly strong taking fourth place in 200-yard medley relay with 2:00.59.
The Cabrini women’s swim team took fourth place after day one at the Swarthmore Invitational. The Cavalier women gained 82 points behind Rowan – in first place – Swarthmore and Juaniata. The women earned fourth places in both the 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard medley relay races. The 200-yard freestyle team consisted of Maryellen Jerran, Kayla Choate, Alexis Drew and Elyse Phillips recording in at 1:58.01 to open
Courtney Good, Jeanine Kohlbecker, Breaghann Smith and Drew ended the 400-yard in 4:46.46.
The Cabrini College women’s swim team lost their fourth place lead and ended the invitational in fifth place to Lycoming, Juniata, Swarthmore and Rowan. However they did beat out Ocean County by 84 points.
Overall this gives the Cabrini college swim team an overall record of 4-5. They are looking to return to the pool on Jan. 12 traveling to Widener University to participate in a dual meet scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.