On Jan. 28, the Monmouth University swim team earned both a win and a loss at La Salle University during their Senior Day at Steadman Natorium.
The men’s team won 163.5 – 98.5 with the women taking a loss of 163 – 98. Both teams competed hard during their final dual meet of the regular season. Standouts included Callan Smith, Cole Dyson, Blake Reynolds, Thomas From, and Dean Beyer, on the men’s teams. The women’s standouts included Camryn McHugh and Alexandra Ho.
Smith earned three individual wins with Dyson claiming a pair of wins as well which sent the Hawks to their victory. The team’s victory is their very first against La Salle in program history.
Smith came in first in three events which included the 100-backstroke (51.36), 200-backstroke (1:53:06), and the 200 Individual Medley (1:59:13). The 6’3” junior was able to increase his season victory total to 18 as well as a career total to 73.
Dyson had great finishes after coming in first in the 200 freestyle (1:43:71) and 500 freestyle (4:48:82). Now, the sophomore swimmer has 11 individual wins from this season alone and 12 in his Monmouth career.
As for Blake Reynolds, the sophomore was first in the 50 freestyle (21:29). He has 24 career wins and seven just this year. Fellow sophomore, Thomas From won the 100 freestyle in 48.04 which was his third win this year, making it his ninth of his career.
The final winner for the men’s team, Dean Beyer won the 1000 freestyle with a time of 9:51:94. This was his second of his freshman season.
As for the women’s winning swimmers, Camryn McHugh and Alexandra Ho stood out on top. McHugh came in first in the 100 backstroke (58.04) and 200 backstroke (2:05.33). The junior has 11 individual first-place wins and will have finished with 51 this season.
Ho exceeded expectations that were already high with her first-place finish in the 50 freestyle in 24.56. This very win gave her 11 wins for the season and 27 for her career.
The women also opened the meet with a win in the 400-medley relay in 3:57.58. Combining for the win were sophomore Tahlia Botha, freshman Jensen Ritter, McHugh, and Ho.
Looking ahead, the Hawks will travel to Buffalo, NY where they will compete in the MAAC Championships starting on Feb. 9.