Swimming Ends Regular Season with a Pair of Losses

S 01.30.19Men’s and Women’s Swimming closed out their regular season schedules with losses to the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Sacred Heart, respectively, on Saturday afternoon in Fairfield, CT.

“We weren’t perfect today but I was pleased with the way everyone raced,” said Head Coach Matt Nunnally. “We have some details to clean up in the next few weeks to be at our best for the MAAC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) Championships.”

Men’s Swimming fell to NJIT by a score of 151-137, finishing their season with a record of 6-5.

Freshman Callan Smith led the way with two wins, putting him at a total of thirty this season. He finished the 200-yard backstroke in 2:00.24 and the 500-yard freestyle in 4:59.79.

Smith was also a part of the team composed of junior Austin D’Angelo and freshmen Dylan Barkhuizen and Valance Washington, who won the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:37.76.

They were also victorious in the 200-yard freestyle relay, thanks to a 1:27.97 finish by Barkhuizen, Washington, freshman Kevin Del Giorno, and sophomore Ethan Lucas.

Del Giorno won his third race of the season, completing the 100-yard backstroke in 54.51.

D’Angelo captured his seventh career victory in the 100-yard breaststroke after touching the wall in 1:00.93.

The 200-yard breaststroke was won by freshman Nate Heisey in 2:14.50. Heisey went on to earn his third career individual victory in the 200-yard IM, finishing in 2:00.51.

Women’s Swimming finished their regular season at 5-8 after losing to Sacred Heart on Saturday, 151-118.

Freshman Camryn McHugh racked up three individual wins on the day, putting her at 23 on the season. McHugh was victorious in both the 100 and 200-yard backstroke and the 100-yard butterfly with times of 59.53, 2:09.96, and 59.95, respectively.

Women’s Swimming won the 200-yard freestyle relay as well. The combined efforts of juniors Bradie Keelen and Alyssa Cherubino and freshmen Muriel Maloney and Mary Emich led them to a 1:43.49 finish.

Sophomore Louise Barker won the first individual race of her career, completing the 500-yard freestyle in 5:30.21.

Freshman Lauren Baines grabbed her seventh win of the season with a 2:22.86 finish in the 200-yard IM.

Monmouth Swimming will have a short break before travelling to Buffalo, NY for the 2018-19 MAAC Swimming Championships on February 13th. The competition will take place over the course of four days at Burt Flickinger Center at Erie Community College.