Rider vs Lafayette
- January 24, 2020
- Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Courtesy: Rider Athletics
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – The Rider University women’s swimming and diving team capped its 2019-20 dual-meet season with a resounding victory against visiting Lafayette on Friday evening at the Richard A. Coppola Pool inside the Canastra Health & Sports Center on campus.
The Broncs (2-5) won their second home dual meet this season.
Senior Olivia Iswalt (Reading, PA/Berks Catholic) had arguably her strongest meet of the year as she racked up two individual wins. Iswalt came in first-place in both the 50 free (24.84) and the 100 free (54.22).
Kayla May (Columbia, MD/Oakland Mills) won the 1,000 free with a time of 10:44.65.
Kylie McMahon (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary’s) finished first in the 200 free with a time of 1:57.74.
Giavanna Lupi (Vineland, NJ/Vineland) came in first-place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:15.80.
Anastasia Aleksandrova (North Brunswick, NJ/North Brunswick Township) won the 100 fly at 1:00.52.
Jessica Homitz (West Chester, PA/Unionville High School) ended up in first-place in the 100 back with a time of 59.83.
Kyra Schwerzler (Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview Regional) finished first in the 100 breast thanks to touching at 1:08.85.
Senior Meg Tomayko (Murfreesboro, TN/Siegel) had another strong meet on the boards for the Broncs. She won both the 1M and the 3M for the second meet in a row. She finished first in the 1M with a mark of 278.25 and she tops in the 3M with a score of 265.57.
The 200 free relay of Meave Lersch (Pittsburgh, PA/Upper Saint Clair High School), Homitz, Brianna Hatzold (Delran, NJ/Delran High School) and McMahon broke a 14-year old Coppola Pool record with a time of 1:39.03.
– Prior to the start of the meet, the Broncs honored their graduating seniors for their contributions to the program.
– The Bronc 200 medley relay quartet of Kayla May, Kyra Schwerzler, Kylie McMahon and Olivia Iswalt won with a time of 1:49.38.
– Maddie McSorley finished second in both 200 free (1:59.58) and the 100 back (1:00.23).
– Lauren Kerner came in second-place in the 50 free with a time of 26.02.
– Kyra Schwerzler ended up in second in the 200 IM at 2:17.02.
– Meagan Fornero was second in the 3M with a score of 206.24.
– Maeve Lersch finished second in the 100 free with a time of 55.90.
– Kellie Quinn came in second-place in the 100 breast at 1:11.48.
Rider returns to action in a little over two weeks at the 2020 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships. The four-day event takes place February 12-15, at the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center at Eerie Community College in Buffalo, New York.
Note: Rider men haven’t posted a press release as of the posting of this article.
Courtesy: Lafayette Athletics
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – The Lafayette swimming and diving team continued their season Friday night with a dual meet at Rider. Both the men and women fell short of the win, but still had some impressive performances.
On the women’s side, Sydney Perks continued her big season, winning the 500 yard freestyle in a time of 5:32.44. Her winning time was over 14 seconds faster than the second place finisher. Lindsey Monaco (5:46.80) and Samantha Bluvol (5:51.10) took home second and third in the race.
The final win for the women came in the 200 yard freestyle relay as the core four of Tara Leininger, Samantha Talecki, Emily Wilson, and Natalie Richardson took home first in a time of 1:42.77. The winning time was over six seconds faster than the second place team. The Leopards also took home second and third place in the relay.
On the men’s side, the Leopards also won two races.
The first belonged to Sean Reilly in the 500 yard freestyle. His time of 5:08.37 was nearly six seconds faster than the second place finisher. Lafayette was not finished in that race however, as Ameen Belkadi (5:14.35) and Matt Cummings (5:27.53) finished second and third in the race respectively.
The final win for the men came in the 200 yard freestyle relay. The foursome of Ethan Miller, Jamison Crow, Bryce Currie, and Justin Lloyd took home first place in a time of 1:29.16. The Leopards also finished second and third in the race as well.
The Leopards return to action today with a dual meet at Colgate at 3:00 PM EST.