Bryant Women Down Rider, Men Fall To Harvard, Rider

Meet Results

  • January 20, 2018
  • Smithfield, Rhode Island
  • Meet Results
  • Score
    • WOMEN: Bryant 185, Rider 115
    • MEN
      • Harvard 223, Bryant 76
      • Rider 183, Bryant 115

Press Release

Courtesy of Bryant Athletics

WOMEN: Led by junior Jillian Rice (Trumbull, Conn.) and freshman Elin Svärd (Falun, Dalarna, Sweden) who each won three individual events, the Bryant University women’s swimming and diving team started 2018 with a 185-115 win over Rider on Saturday afternoon in Cambridge, Mass.

Coach Cameron’s Comments

“It was a great team effort for the women today. They swam strong and showed great depth in many events. We like where we are at this point in the season. We had many women win multiple events and we remained strong today, even though we came off a very difficult training phase in the season.”

Key Moment

  • After falling by 0.25 seconds in the first event of the afternoon, the 200 medley relay, the Bulldogs stormed back to take at least the top two spots in each of the next three events (1000 free, 200 free, 100 back) to take a commanding lead and did not look back in the win.

How the Swimmers Did

  • Rice won the 50 free (24.40), 100 free (53.30) and 200 free (1:54.73), as well as anchored the winning 400 free relay team (3:39.74).
  • Svard’s three wins came in the 100 fly (58.31), 200 fly (2:11.66) and 200 IM (2:12.43).
  • Senior Mackenzie Kirk (San Jose, Calif.) added two distance wins for the Bulldogs in the 500 free (5:15.35) and 1000 free (10:42.84).
  • Sophomore Alaina Scifo (Ipswich, Great Britain) won both of her events, beating out the competition in the 100 back (58.61) and 200 back (2:06.49).
  • Freshman Heather Wong (Ramsey, N.J.) won the 100 breast (1:08.33).
  • The Bulldogs’ 400 free relay team of the junior Rice, senior Valeria Watson (Mexico City, Mexico), senior Nicole Salzano(Elmwood Park, N.J.) and sophomore Domenica Alcala (Cancun, Mexico) finished the night strong with a 3:39.74 time, beating the competition by 1.52 seconds.

How the Divers Did

  • Junior Ann Burdick (Glenmont, N.Y.) was the top diver for the Bulldogs, placing third in the 1 meter (209.15) and fourth in the 3 meter (215.10).
  • Junior Stephanie Jennings (Elmont, N.Y.) added a Top 3 finish in the 3-meter dive (228.75).

Stats and Notables

  • Jennings’ 3-meter score is a new season high.
  • Rice’s three individual wins give her a team-high 19 on the season.
  • Scifo is now up to 20 Top 3 finishes this season after grabbing three in the meet.
  • Four different Bulldogs took home multiple first-place finishes.

Up Next

Bryant heads to Poughkeepsie to take on Marist at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

MEN:

Freshman Trevor Hazlewood (Corpus Christi, Texas) broke the 1-meter dive school record, finishing with a score of 278.60, but the Bulldogs fell to Harvard and Rider in a double-dual meet in Cambridge, Mass. on Saturday afternoon.

Coach Cameron’s Comments

“The men competed against two very strong programs today. Harvard and Rider are very talented. We stayed very tough throughout the meet. Ben had one of the best meets of his collegiate career and Trevor broke a school record! We look forward to seeing Rider again in Buffalo at MAACs in a few weeks when we are healthy and rested.”

Key Moment

  • Harvard was off and running in the first events of the meet, with the Crimson taking each of the first four events and establishing a lead they would not relinquish to either team.

How the Swimmers Did

  • Senior Ben Schulte (Tumon, Guam) took home a pair of victories in the 100 breast (57.03) and 200 breast (2:06.71).
  • Freshman Matthew Mays (St. Croix, Virgin Islands) added a top-three finish in the 200 back (1:54.71).
  • Junior Tavish Boyle (Springfield, N.J.) tallied a pair of fourth-place finishes for the Bulldogs in the 100 breast (59.51) and 200 breast (2:11.68).
  • Sophomore Robert Davis (Glastonbury, Conn.) added a fourth-place finish in the 500 free (4:51.24) and junior Charlie Broe (New Windsor, N.Y.) finished fourth in the 200 back (2:00.13).

How the Divers Did

  • In addition to his school-record breaking 1-meter performance, Hazlewood finished fifth in the 3-meter (285.90).
  • Junior Kevin Sullivan (East Lyme, Conn.) added scores of 228.55 in the 1-meter and 223.35 in the 3-meter.

Stats and Notables

  • The previous 1-meter record was 277.55 set by Conor Makepeace in 2013.
  • Schulte’s two wins give him a team-high 19 on the season.
  • The senior also set a season team-best with a 1:43.83 time in the 200 free.
  • Sophomore Juan Gonzalez (Al Safa, Dubai) swam season bests in the 50 free (21.99) and 100 free (48.95).
  • Broe’s time in the 200 back is also a season-best for him.

Up Next

Bryant heads to Poughkeepsie to take on Marist at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

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