Swimming takes 5th at Crimson Invitational

By Christine Adolf
December 4, 2008

After day one at the Crimson Invitational, hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania the Cabrini men’s and women’s swimming teams placed fifth and sixth in the standings. Combined, the Cavaliers finished the day in fifth place with 152 points.

The Cabrini women advanced to two final heats: the 200-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard medley relay.

Juniors Andrea Carabello, Shawnee Gehman, Katie Manning and freshman Lauren Sliva finished sixth in the 200- yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:48.88. Carabello, Manning, Sliva and freshman Mackenzie Stewart placed fourth in the 400- yard medley relay with a time of 4:28.24.

The Cavalier men also qualified for two final heats in the same events.

Sophomores Bill Boylan, Matt McGuriman and Kyle Teliszewski and freshman Philip Loeffler placed fourth with a time of 1:32.70 in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

The same team also finished fifth in the 400-yard medley posting a time of 4:02:16.

On day two of the event, the Cavalier women competed in three final heats Friday, including the 200-yard medley relay featuring Carabello, Stewart, Manning and Sliva. Cabrini finished third with a time of 1:59.24.

Stewart and sophomore Emily Yurick finished fifth and sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke. Carabello, Manning, Sliva and Gehman placed fourth in the 800- yard freestyle relay, posting a time of 8:47.25.

The Cabrini men raced in five final heats on day two. In the 200-yard medley relay, McGuriman, Boylan, Loeffler and Teliszewski placed fifth with a time of 1:47.54.

The same foursome finished fourth in the 800-yard freestyle relay, clocking a time of 8:01.08. Teliszewski finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.79.

Boylan placed sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke, posting a time of 1:07.22. McGuriman placed fifth in the 100-yard backstroke, touching the wall at 1:03.05.

The men and women’s swimming teams concluded the Crimson Hawk Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Stewart led the individual efforts, finishing fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:40.39. Manning placed fifth in the 200-yard backstroke, touching at 2:19.47.

Manning joined Carabello, Gehman and Sliva in finishing fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay, posting a time of 3:54.95.

On the men’s side, Boylan, Loeffler, McGuriman and Teliszewski placed fifth in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:28.01.

“Some of the strengths of the team were endurance. It was a long three days and we swam our best all three days,” Stewart said.

The host Crimson Hawks finished first in both the men’s and women’s standings.

West Virginia Wesleyan finished second in each ranking.

Christine Adolf

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