The home opener for the men and women’s swim team under new head coach Cindy Ikeler was a tough one. They swam against Hood College and the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford during their tri-meet on Saturday, Oct.27.
Both the men and women’s swim team took home two losses. The men fell to Hood College by a score of 74-21 and to Pitt-Bradford by a score of 70-25. The women’s team also fell to both colleges by a score 48-47 against Pitt-Bradford and a score of 77-18 against Hood College. The men and women’s records were dropped which puts them each at 1-3.
Junior Keith Marr won his first career event to lead the men’s team. He swam the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.25.
In the 200-yard freestyle, he took home second place. As if that wasn’t enough, he also swam the final leg in the 200-yard medley relay alongside junior Brandon Mazepa, sophomore Evan Strickland and freshman Chris Ryan. The men finished third in this event.
The men came back with another third place finish in the 200-yard freestyle medley with a time of 1:42.75. The team included junior Tim McCann, sophomore Cody Kunze and freshmen Sean Tallon and Ryan.
Junior Courtney Good led the women’s team in the 200-yard medley with a time of 2:27.80, taking home a second place, while also gaining a third-place finish in the 10-yard backstroke.
Good joined her team for a third-place finish in the relay alongside freshmen Jeanine Kohlbrecker and Alexis Drew and junior Kimberly Crowther. The women took home second place in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The relay included Crowther and fellow juniors Lauren Ciccariello, Breaghann Smith and freshman Maryellen Jerram.
The Cavaliers are back in action and try to get back to winning ways when they travel to Glassboro, N.J. to face Rowan University on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m.