NYU Tops TCNJ for First Time Since 07-08 Season

Women’s Meet

The New York University women’s swimming & diving team defeated The College of New Jersey (194-98) on Saturday, November 15, in Ewing, NJ.

Freshman diver Austin Campitelli notched her second career win and first-career NCAA-qualifying score with a 267.5 total in the three-meter dive.

“Today was a great day for the divers,” said Diving Coach Scott Donie. “We’re looking forward to getting back to work as we prepare for ECAC’s.”

The Violets are off to a 6-0 start this season, their best since the 2009-10 season.

Highlights:

– Freshman Isabelle Kitze won the 100-yard backstroke (1:51.15) and the 100-yard freestyle (59.65).

– Sophomore Elise Gibbs was part of the winning 200-yard medley relay team and earned an individual victory in the 50-yard freestyle (24.85).

– Freshman Yui Umezawa swam the first leg of the winning 200-yard medley relay and earned an individual victory in the 200-yard backstroke (2:13.79).

– Sophomore co-captain Michelle Kierencew won the 100-yard backstroke (1:07.71) and finished second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:15.73).

“I am really happy with our results. As we have been doing all year long, we came to TCNJ ready to race, and we put up some solid performances against a good TCNJ team,” said Head Coach Trevor Miele. “We still have a few more weeks of hard practice before we focus on swimming fast at ECAC Championships.”

The Violets’ next competition will be at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships on Friday-Sunday, December 5-7. The meet will be held in East Meadow, NY, at the Nassau County Aquatics Center. For complete meet results, click here. 

Men’s Meet

New York University’s men’s swimming & diving team defeated The College of New Jersey (179-115) for the first time in six seasons on Saturday, November 15, in Ewing, NJ.

Senior diver Brian Blum recorded his first win of the season in the three-meter competition (285.60) and placed second in the one-meter competition (299.60). Both of his scores were NCAA-qualifiers, while his one-meter score was his second NCAA-cut, qualifying Blum for the NCAA Regional meet in the spring.

“Today was a great day for the divers,” said Diving Coach Scott Donie. “It is exciting to have three divers already qualified for the NCAA Regional meet this early in the season. We’re looking forward to getting back to work as we prepare for ECAC’s.”

The Violets are now 6-0 in dual meets this season.

HIGHLIGHTS:

– Freshman Austin Palmer won the 500-yard freestyle (4:44.81) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:40.79).

– Sophomore Jason Bo finished first in the 200-yard butterfly (1:56.78) and the 200 individual medley (1:58.52).

– Senior co-captain Jerry Crowley swept the 50-yard freestyle (20.61), the 100-yard freestyle (45.54) and the 100-yard butterfly (49.56).

– Freshmen Adam Betts and Tim Kou each won an event on Saturday: Betts won the 200-yard backstroke (1:46.24) and Kou won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:07.59).

– NYU last defeated TCNJ on January 26, 2008 (167.5-132.5).

“I am really happy with our results. As we have been doing all year long, we came to TCNJ ready to race, and we put up some solid performances against one of the top teams in the nation,” said Head Coach Trevor Miele. “We still have a few more weeks of hard practice before we focus on swimming fast at ECAC Championships.”

The Violets’ next competition will be at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships Friday-Sunday, December 5-7. The meet will be held in East Meadow, NY, at the Nassau County Aquatics Center. For complete meet results, click here. 

The above is a press release taken from the NYU Athletics Website. 

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