Smith Wins 3 for Monmouth in Victory Over NJIT


  • Jan. 24, 2020
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  1. Monmouth 169
  2. NJIT 93


WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – The Monmouth University men’s swimming team defeated visiting NJIT on Friday afternoon at Steadman Natatorium. The Hawks won 169-93 to improve to 8-2 on the year.

Callan Smith contributed to three individual victories for his team and was a part of a team effort in a winning relay as well. Trevor Askew and Blake Reynolds also added a pair of individual victories.

Prior to the meet, Monmouth honored its Senior Class of Austin D’AngeloFrank Nicola and Nate Lardieri.

“This was a big meet for the men as we build positive momentum toward the end of the year. The guys were pretty excited coming into the meet, NJIT has been a team we have been tight with over the last few years and they have gotten the better of us. Our team was sharp right from the start, from the first relay, and that is a positive sign heading into the MAAC Championships. I think the big thing this year is every time we’ve faced a challenge with teams we have been close with, we’ve stepped up and I am excited with where we can be. We just have to get our minds right for championships and be ready to go in two weeks.”
– Monmouth head coach Matt Nunnally

– Monmouth’s Men won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:33.47 as Kevin Del GiornoTrevor AskewBlake Reynolds, and Valance Washington contributed to the win.

– Sophomore Callan Smith won the 1000 free (10:06.48), 100-yard backstroke (52.80), and the 500 yard free (4:55.53) giving him 20 first-place finishes in 2019-20 and 51 for his career.

– Junior Trevor Askew won the 100-yard breaststroke (58.66) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:10.62) giving him 15 first-place finishes this year and 21 for his career.

– Freshman Blake Reynolds won the 50-yard freestyle (21.39) and the 100-yard butterfly (51.17) giving him 16 first-place finishes this year.

– Freshman Dylan Edge touched the wall first the 200-yard backstroke (1:54.77). It was his 11th first-place finish in 2019-20.

– Junior Hunter Klingener won the 200-yard IM (1:58.00), his first victory of the season and the sixth for his career.

– The Hawks won the 200-yard freestyle realy with a time of 1:27.06 as Blake ReynoldsValance WashingtonKevin Del Giorno, and Callan Smith combined for the win.

Monmouth will turn its attention toward the MAAC Championships, scheduled to begin on Feb. 12 in Buffalo, NY.


WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — In its first dual meet action of 2020, the NJIT men’s swimming and diving team suffered a 169-93 road setback against Garden State rival Monmouth Friday evening.

The Highlanders (4-4) picked up a trio of individual victories in defeat, as Joshua Franco claimed a pair of Freestyle races (200 / 1:44.59; 100 / 47.06) and Mattheau Bonner earned a win in the 200 Butterfly (1:56.38).

NJIT finished second in seven of the remaining 11 events, with Edward Madrigal (200 IM / 1:58.45), Nicholas Lyons (100 Breast / 58.72), Bonner (100 Fly / 52.78), and Franco (50 Free / 21.63) each taking silver in an individual event and combining to take second in the 200 Medley Relay (1:36.05).

NJIT will close out its dual meet season and honor its seniors next week (Sunday, February 2) in its home finale against Howard. The meet scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.

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