For the Cabrini swimming teams’ home opener, both the men’s and women’s swimmers defeated Fairleigh Dickinson University- Florham but lost to University of Scranton on Oct. 26 in a double dual meet.
Although the Cabrini women’s swim team lost to University of Scranton 60-34, they defeated Fairleigh Dickenson- Florham 72-23. The women set a new school record in the 200 medley relay by topping the prior mark by nearly two seconds.
Meghan O’Leary, Jenna Dougherty, Emily Yurick and Andrea Carabello placed second in the medley relay in a time of 2:01.00. Although coming in second, Carabello, a sophomore, elementary and special education major, is pleased with the results when she said, “a lot of us had pretty good times for it only being the beginning of the year.”
Carabello had more to be pleased with after finishing first in the 50 free with a time of 26.19, and placing second in the 100 with a time of 57.95.
Emily Yurick ended with a tie for first in the 100 breast with a time of 1:14.00, setting a new school record.
As for the Cabrini men’s swim team, they defeated Fairleigh Dickinson- Florham 50-32 by winning three individual events, but then lost to the University of Scranton 53-37.
Kyle Teliszewski finished the 50 free in 23.57, which put him in first place. Teliszewski also won the 100 free with the time of 52.71. Josh Pace ended in second in the 1000 free.
After starting off strong in this home opener, head coach, Michael Kernicky says that “[they] hope to have a winning season and qualify some swimmers for the ECAC championships.”
With goals in mind and the swimmers hard at work, Kernicky makes it seem as though accomplishing these goals are promising when he says, “this is the biggest and best team we’ve ever had!”