LIU Brooklyn at Saint Francis
- SFU def. LIU 170-92
- Loretto, Pa.
- Nov. 3, 2018
Courtesy: Saint Francis Athletics
Loretto, Pa.- Led by Sabrina Bowman (Vandergrift, Pa./Saint Joseph’s), your Saint Francis Red Flash swim team won a NEC meet against the Blackbirds of LIU Brooklyn by the score of 170-92.
“When I look at the meet overall, this is what Saint Francis swimming is all about. High energy, cheering, family support, when we can do that, good things happen. We played against a competitive program and one of the best coaches. We showed lots of growth. We just went out there and raced. We are looking forward to California University.”
The Red Flash started off the meet strong with a win in the 400 Medley Relay. The quartet of Urska Medvesek (Maribor, Slovenia/Gymnasium Maribor), Mackenzie Lawson (Charlottesville, Va./The Covenant School), Sabrina Bowman (Vandergrift, Pa./Saint Joseph’s) and Annabelle McCullough (Mercersburg, PA./James Buchanan High School) raced through the pool to the tune of 3:58.75.
Freshman Amelia Laudenbach (Kambah, Australia/Trinity Christian School) finished second in the 1000 Freestyle (10:53.25).
In the 200 Freestyle, Karilyn Quon (Tempe, Ariz./Corona del Sol) registered her fifth individual victory of the season with a time of 1:57.63.
Urska Medvesek (Maribor, Slovenia/Gymnasium Maribor) won the 100 Backstroke by touching the wall in 1:01.20 minutes.
Mackenzie Lawson (Charlottesville, Va./The Covenant School) added another victory in the Red Flash tiller by taking first in the 100 Breaststroke (1:08.12).
Annabelle McCullough (Mercersburg, PA./James Buchanan High School) finished second in the 200 Butterfly (2:14.20).
Katelyn O’Connor (Torrance, Calif./South High) placed third in the 50 Freestyle (25:21).
Birthday girl Sabrina Bowman (Vandergrift, Pa./Saint Joseph’s) put the icing on the cake by winning the 100 Freestyle with a time of 52.36.
Karilyn Quon (Tempe, Ariz./Corona del Sol) continued her hot streak with a win in the 200 Backstroke (2:07.76).
Erin O’Neill (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) won the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:31.31.
Amelia Laudenbach (Kambah, Australia/Trinity Christian School) won her second collegiate event by touching the wall in 5:21.32 in the 500 Freestyle.
Bowman celebrated her birthday again in grand fashion by winning the 100 Butterfly in 57.03 seconds.
Karilyn Quon (Tempe, Ariz./Corona del Sol) won her third victory of the meet in the 200 IM by swiftly swimming to the time of 2:11.46.
The Red Flash closed the meet like how they opened it with a relay win. The foursome of Sabrina Bowman (Vandergrift, Pa./Saint Joseph’s), Katelyn O’Connor (Torrance, Calif./South High), Annabelle McCullough (Mercersburg, PA./James Buchanan High School) and Karilyn Quon (Tempe, Ariz./Corona del Sol) won the 200 Freestyle Relay in a time of 1:38.11.
The Red Flash remain at Stokes for a state showdown with California University of Pennsylvania.
Courtesy: LIU Brooklyn Athletics
LORETTO, PA. — The LIU Brooklyn women’s swimming team lost for the first time this season, 170-92 in a dual meet at Northeast Conference rival Saint Francis U. on Saturday in Loretto, Pa. The Blackbirds (7-1) won three events in the meet, which includes two by freshman standout Amanda San Juan.
A two-time Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, LIU freshman Amanda San Juan broke her own school record in the 1000 freestyle (10:49.10) to win the long distance race by four seconds. Later in the meet, San Juan won the 200 butterfly for the first time this season in 2:13 flat, taking that event by 1.2 seconds. San Juan also had a third place showing in the 100 butterfly (1:00.61).
Senior Briana Vega cruised to the top spot in the 50 freestyle in 24.18, while freshman Lydia Amon, came in second place in her career-best time of 25.16. Vega also had a third place in the 100 freestyle (54.88), just behind teammate Amanda Peren, who edged her out for second (54.84). It was one of three runner-ups Peren had in the meet, along with the 200 freestyle (1:59.18) and the 200 individual medley (2:13.01).
In other results, freshman Jacqueline Grabowski (1:01.70) and sophomore Jeanne Touchette-McGowan (1:01.79) took second and third in the 100 backstroke … Seniors Mads Carrigan and Nathalie Meyers were third in the 200 breaststroke and 200 backstroke, respectively … Amon also had a third place performance in the 200 freestyle and Touchette-McGowan was third in the 200 individual medley.
In relays, LIU was topped in the 400 medley relay and the 200 freestyle which bookend the meet. A new foursome of Meyers, Touchette-McGowan, Grabowski and Amon swam the medley in 4:03.95, while San Juan, Meyers, Amon and Vega went a season-best 1:38.56, just 0.45 behind the Red Flash in the event.
The Blackbirds will have back-to-back meets next weekend beginning with a trip up to Army West Point on Friday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. LIU will then return to the Steinberg Wellness Center for the last home meet of the calendar year, as Lafayette comes to the LIU Pool for a 2 p.m. contest on Saturday, November 10.