Fairfield Sweeps Manhattan In Final Home Meet Of Season

by SwimSwam 0

February 02nd, 2018 College, NCAA Division I Mid-Major

Meet Results

  • January 31, 2018
  • Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Meet Results
  • Score
    • WOMEN: Fairfield 234, Manhattan 78
    • MEN: Fairfield 208, Manhattan 78

Press Release

Courtesy of Fairfield Athletics

Fairfield Swimming and Diving dominated Manhattan in the pool today in their final home meet of the season at the RecPlex Pool.  The women won all 16 events defeating the Jaspers by a score of 234-78 while the men won 14 of the 16 events and came away with a 208-78 win.

The men had a record-breaking day in the pool coming away with a huge win over the Jaspers.  They started off with a win in the 200 Meter Medley Relay as Jordan RahurahuHarrison McGovernPhillip Zyskowski, and Ian Nelson finished with a time of 1:47.71.  This time set a new program short course meter record for the Stags surpassing the previous record of 1:50.92 set back in 2013.  Jordan Rahurahu also set two new program records in the 200 Meter Butterfly with a time of 2:08.27 and in the 100 Meter Butterfly with a final time of 56.33.

Sophomore Austin Kenyon picked up the first individual event win of the day in the 800 Meter Freestyle clocking in at 8:57.28.  Phillip Zyskowski followed it up with a win in the 200 Meter Freestyle (2:00.49) and also won the 400 Meter Freestyle (4:20.02).  Benjamin Kebbell also won two events on the day first in the 100 Meter Backstroke (58.67) and then in the 100 Meter Freestyle (53.98).  Jack Shashaty won the 100 Meter Breaststroke with a time of 1:09.09 while Nick Adams finished first in the 50 Meter Freestyle (25.20).  Griffin Burke took home the win in the 200 Meter Backstroke clocking in at 2:12.78.  To end the day, the men finished strong with a win in the 400 Meter Freestyle Relay (Benjamin KebbellIan NelsonPhillip Zyskowski, and Jordan Rahurahu) with a time of 3:38.65.

Alex Shabecoff also won the 1 Meter Diving (200.32) and the 3 Meter Diving (200.03).

The women were ready to go from the first event as they took the top three spots in the 200 Meter Medley Relay with Kelly CordesVictoria KrivitskyMorgan Hansen, and Maria Nitti taking home the win with a final time of 2:03.08.  Sophomore Katelyn Hahn then won the 800 Meter Freestyle with a time of 9:43.49 for her first individual event win of the season and then shortly after she won the 200 Meter Backstroke (2:30.04) for her second win of the day.  Sara Ostensen continued her fantastic freshman season with two individual event wins.  She won the 200 Meter Freestyle (2:12.80) and the 400 Meter Freestyle (4:37.80).  Sophomore Kristin Kunnapas also won both the 100 Meter Backstroke (1:07.91) and the 200 Meter IM (2:30.08).

Victoria Krivitsky had a great day in the pool as well winning the 100 Meter Breaststroke (1:15.42) and placing second in the 200 Meter IM just behind Kunnapas.  Sarah Herbold came out with two wins in both the 200 Meter Butterfly clocking in at 2:25.88 and the 100 Meter Butterfly with a final time of 1:06.66.  Kelly Cordes continued the winning ways for the Stags as she won the 50 Meter Freestyle (27.89) and the 100 Meter Freestyle (1:00.78).  Emily Vlass won the 200 Meter Breaststroke with a final time of 2:47.76.  The women closed out the meet with a one-two finish in the 400 Meter Freestyle Relay with the team of Rachel LandryMaria NittiDonna Lam, and Kelly Cordeswinning the event with a time of 4:07.70.

Kylie More also had a great performance on her senior night winning both the 1 Meter and 3 Meter Diving with scores of 213.90 and 209.40 respectively.

The Stags will return to action on Saturday as they finish out their regular season with a dual meet against Wesleyan University and the US Coast Guard Academy.  The meet will be held at Wesleyan in Middletown, Connecticut at 1 P.M.

Press Release

Courtesy of Manhattan Athletics

In the regular season finale for both the men’s and women’s programs, the Jaspers dropped a road contest to Fairfield in dual meet, MAAC action at the RecPlex Pool on Wednesday evening.

In the losing effort, Manhattan saw sophomore Tyler Dalton (East Stroudsburg, PA / Pocono Mountain East) and freshman Andre van Huyssteen (Paarl, South Africa / Paarl Boys) pick up wins.  The women’s side also earned valuable points from senior Audrey Corcoran(West Boylston, MA / West Boylston)

Dalton was victorious in the 200 Short-Course Meter Breaststroke with a time of 2:31.84. In the 200 IM, van Huyssteen’s first-place swim of 2:11.22 was over seven seconds ahead of the runner-up. The pair also earned two second-place marks in the 200 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke, respectively.

Elsewhere on the men’s side, junior Evan Battisti (East Meadow, NY / East Meadow) placed second in the 800 Freestyle. Freshman Charles Ledda (New Fairfield, CT / New Fairfield) was just six milliseconds shy of first place in the 50 Freestyle. In the 200 Butterfly, senior Tyler McCloskey (Orangeburg, NY / Tappan Zee) swam 2:19.12, good for second place.

As for the women, Corcoran racked up points for the Jaspers across multiple heats. She raced into second in the 200 Backstroke thanks to a time of 2:32.04. She also earned third in the 200 IM as well as the 400 Freestyle Relay.

Senior Alexandra Hutzler (Miller Place, NY / Miller Place) also tallied a second-place finish with a 1:07.34 time in the 100 Butterfly. She collected points in the 50 Freestyle by swimming in 28.88 seconds, pushing her into third.

The Jaspers will use the next 13 days to prepare for the 2018 MAAC Championships held in Buffalo. The events begin on Wednesday, February 14 and last until Saturday, February 17.

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