George Mason Men, Delaware Women Win in Saturday Dual

George Mason vs. Delaware

  • Oct. 5, 2019
  • Newark, Delaware
  • Men: George Mason 203-97; Women: Delaware 204.5-75.5
  • Results

Courtesy: George Mason Athletics

FAIRFAX, Va. – The George Mason men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swam in their first dual meet of the 2019-20 season on Saturday at the Rawstrom Natatorium in Newark, Del.

The Mason men’s team won 13 events and defeated the Blue Hens 203-97, while the women’s team won two events and fell to Delaware, 204.5-75.5.

On the men’s side, the combination of seniors Logan Eubanks and Christopher Stankiewicz, junior Devin Truong and sophomore Will Rastatter won the 200-yard medley relay (1:34.48).  Stankiewicz took first place in the 100-yard backstroke (58.58) with freshman Jake Ball right behind in second (1:00.02).

Senior Attila Kiss took the top spot in two events.  He won the 1000-yard freestyle (9:41.22), while freshman Jackson Knouse placed third in the event (10:03.01).  Kiss also swam to a victory in the 500-yard freestyle (4:43.75).

Senior Ryan Donnelly won a pair of events.  He touched the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke (51.78), with classmate Logan Eubanks placing third (53.16).  Donnelly also won the 200-yard backstroke (1:52.65), with sophomore Sam Westmont second (1:55.20).

Mason went one-two in the 200-yard butterfly with junior Andres Alarcon first (1:54.80) and classmate Dylan Peck just over a second back to take second (1:56.02).  The Patriots went one-two in the 100-yard butterfly, with Alarcon winning his second event of the meet (52.33) and Truong finishing second (52.50).

Junior Drake Moretz claimed the 100-yard freestyle (47.44) while Stankiewicz was third in the event (48.18).

The Patriots swept the top three spots in the 400-yard IM, with freshman Thomas Chapman taking first place (4:11.40), Kiss second (4:16.56) and sophomore Timothy McKinley third (4:20.84).

In the 200-yard freestyle the Patriots finished two-three, with Moretz second (1:43.34) and sophomore Nick Ashton third (1:45.71).  Junior Wallace Watkins was second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:11.43) and Ball was third (2:12.80) in the event.

In the final event of the afternoon, the team of Donnelly, Moretz, Peck and Ashton won the 400-yard freestyle by nearly three seconds (3:07.70).

In the deep end of the pool, senior Gerald Hodges Jr. won both the one-meter (260.30) and three-meter (267.00) events.  Senior Joe Amato placed third in the one-meter (192.10) and second in the three-meter (216.80).

On the women’s side, sophomore Jacquee Clabeaux won two events.  She took the top spot in the 50-yard freestyle (23.82), while sophomore Chloe Fite was third (25.29) and sophomore Ariana Lewis placed fourth (25.33).

Clabeaux also claimed the 100-yard freestyle (52.14), while freshman Emily Lewantowicz was fifth in the event (54.68).

In the opening 200-yard medley relay, junior Shannon Glesing, freshman Leah Riley, Lewis and Clabeaux placed second (1:49.56).  Glesing also placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.21) and Riley took third in the 100-yard butterfly (59.97).

The Patriots took two of the top three spots in the 1000-yard freestyle, with sophomore Megan Cummins finishing second (10:40.01) and classmate Sophie McKinley third (10:59.90).  McKinley added a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:30.37).

In the 200-yard freestyle, sophomore Laura Hodge just missed the podium with a fourth-place finish (1:57.34).  Sophomore Annie McNenny placed fourth in the 200-yard butterfly (2:12.10), missing the podium by a tenth of a second.

Sophomore Hannah Milikich took second in the 100-yard backstroke (59.79), while freshman Lauren Ashton was fifth in the event (1:00.01).  Milikich also placed second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:06.34).

In the 500-yard freestyle, Hodge was third (5:16.93) and Cummins placed fourth (5:17.20).  The combination of Clabeaux, Glesing, Hodge and Lewantowicz swam to a second-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle (3:38.66).

The Patriots are back in action at the Richmond Duals Oct. 18-19 in Richmond, Va.

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics

NEWARK, Del. – The Delaware swimming & diving teams opened the 2019-20 hosting George Mason at Rawstrom Natatorium and the women’s side earned a big victory, 204.5-75.5, while the men fell, 203-97.

“This was a fantastic way to start our 2019-20 season,” said head coach Pablo Marmolejo. “Our swimmers and divers have put in a lot of work in the last few weeks and it is showing. I am very proud of how much this group has been able to push each other and believe in the process that we are going through.”

The Blue Hens got off to a fast start, capturing the first event of the day when the relay team of freshmen Victoria Ambrose, Marietta Gately, Christine Gallagher, and Natalie Dobrzykowski were timed at 1:48.84 in the women’s 200-yard medley relay in their first career races.

Gately led the charge for the women, taking the top spot in four events. Along with the relay win, she was first to the wall in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:09.38, went 59.22 in the 100-yard butterfly and won the 400-yard IM in 4:36.

On the men’s side, junior Kevin Bargate won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:42.72 and the 50-yard freestyle in 21.82 to lead the charge.

Dobrozykowski took home three events of her own, including the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.94 and another relay win in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

All-in-all, the Delaware women won 13 of the 15 events. Two of the top returners, sophomore Taylor Draganosky and senior Ellie Jogani each swam to two wins of their own.

The Blue Hens return to action in Rawstrom Natatorium Oct. 19 when they host both UMBC and Johns Hopkins with the first event scheduled for 1 p.m.

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