Fordham Completes Sweep of Monmouth

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October 23rd, 2021 College, News

Fordham vs Monmouth

  • Friday, October 22, 2021
  • Bronx, N.Y.
  • Results

Courtesy: Fordham Athletics

Bronx, N.Y. – (October 22, 2021) – The Fordham swimming & diving team closed out a busy week with its second meet in less than 24 hours as the Rams swept the meet with the Monmouth Hawks at the Messmore Aquatic Center on Friday afternoon.

The Fordham women posted a 176-96 win over the Hawks, while the men came away with a 169-111 victory.

In the women’s competition, Fordham took first in both relays, while winning 11 of the 14 individual events.  Leading the way, the Rams had a trio of multi-event winners in Clare CulverNatalie Ortof, and Ainhoa Martin.  Culver won both distance freestyle events, posting times of 10:39.08 in the 1000 freestyle and 5:12.51 in the 500 freestyle, while Ortof qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Regional with winning scores of 268.65 (1M) and 272.20 (3M).  Martin was the last multi-event winner, taking first in the 200 breaststroke (2:21.41) and the 400 individual medley (4:24.57).

Other individual to win an event on Friday were Audrey Tirrell in the 200 freestyle (1:57.21), Alison Lin in the 100 backstroke (58.44), Becky Kamau in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.14), Jessica Zebrowski in the 200 butterfly (2:08.39), and Victoria Navarro in the 100 butterfly (57.27).

In the relay, the 400 medley relay team of Leire Martin, Kamau, Navarro, and Madeline Bergin placed first in 3:56.15, while the 200 freesytle relay group of Navarro, Bergin Zebrowski, and Kiara Norris won in a time of 1:38.53.

In the men’s competition, Fordham won both relays and took the top spot in nine individual events.  The Rams had a pair of multi-event winners, as Daniel Langlois won the 200 breaststroke in 2:12.43 and the 400 individual medley in 4:13.56, while Diego Perez swept the diving with scores of 236.25 (1M) and 198.60 (3M).

Other event wins came from Nathan Nguyen in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.43), Ethan Murray in the 200 butterfly (1:54.88), Alexander Shah in the 50 freestyle (22.00), Spencer Clarke in the 100 freestyle (47.41), and Vitalis Onu in the 100 butterfly (51.02).

In the relays, the 400 medley relay of Alex Wilhelm, Langlois, Onu, and Nicholas Chao won in a time of 3:29.21, while the 200 freestyle relay of Onu, Shah, Clarke, and Chao won in 1:26.06.

The Rams will next be in action on Saturday, November 6th, when the team host Georgetown for a 1:00 PM meet at the Messmore Aquatic Center.

Courtesy: Monmouth Athletics

BRONX, NY – The Monmouth University men’s and women’s swimming teams opened the road portions of their dual meet schedules against Fordham on Friday afternoon at Messmore Aquatic Center.

Fordham came away with victories in both men’s and women’s competition. Three Hawks won multiple events as Cole Dyson secured wins in the 200 and 500 freestyle, Callan Smith placed first in the 100 and 200 backstroke and Alexandra Ho took first in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Ho also was part of the women’s winning 200 free relay.

Camryn McHughMaggie McMillan and Dean Beyer also added individual wins for the Hawks.

“Tonight was a big step forward in the level of competition that we’ve seen so far this year and I thought the team reacted well. I thought they fought hard, gave great effort and performed well. I think we have a lot of things to work on but overall I am happy with the direction of the team and we are looking forward to continuing our progress when we get back in the pool on Monday.”
– Monmouth head coach Matt Nunnally   

– Callan Smith had a pair of first-place finishes in the 100 back (51.90) and 200 back (1:51.09). Smith increased his career victories total to 60 and has five wins this year.
– Cole Dyson won the 200 free (1:44.22) and 500 free (4:44.22) to give him three individual wins this season and four in his career. Both of Dyson’s times were new personal best performances.
– Freshman Dean Beyer won his first-career race when he hit the wall in the 1000 free in 9:46.91.
– Alexandra Ho won two races for the second straight meet as she won the 50 free (24.69) and 100 free (53.97). Ho has reached 20 career first-place finishes.
– Camryn McHugh has 42 career individual wins and two this season after taking the top spot in the 200 back (2:05.84).
– Maggie McMillan won her first-career race when she placed first in the 400 yard IM with a time of 4:55.18.
– Monmouth’s women won the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:41.25 as Alexandra HoKatie ParkerCamryn McHugh and Corinne Pepper combined for the win.
– Fordham’s men scored 18 additional points in diving.
– Fordham’s women added 16 points in diving events.
– Fordham’s women were picked third in the Atlantic-10 preseason poll.

Monmouth travels to Seton Hall next Saturday, October 30. The Hawks and Pirates will meet at 1 p.m. in South Orange, NJ.

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