Stevens Men Take Down DI Competition

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (October 26, 2013) – The Stevens Institute of Technology men’s swimming team opened its 2013-14 season with a convincing 136-69 win over NCAA Division I foe Saint Peter’s College Saturday afternoon.

Stevens opened the meet by sweeping the top-three spots in the 200-yard medley relay. Sophomore Ravi Sun, sophomore Joshua Lefeber, freshman Austen Young and senior Tyler Hessler teamed for the first-place finish with a time of 1:36.79.

Freshmen Mark Lippert and William Arnott were second and third in the 1,000-yard freestyle, clocking times of 10:01.78 and 10:02.95 in their first collegiate swims, with sophomore Tomasz Wolinski and senior Nick Noga going one-two in the 200-free (1:45.74, 1:46.09). Hessler and senior Shawn Hanak kept it going for the Ducks with the same placements in the 50-yard freestyle, touching two hundredths of a seconds apart at 21.71 and 21.73.

Sun had an excellent performance in the 200-yard individual and placed second with a time of 1:56.71. He was followed in third by Lefeber who notched a 1:59.32. Young’s first collegiate win came in a great swim in the 100-yard butterfly and recording a 52.32. He was followed by John Rees in second place with a 53.45.

Hanak’s impressive 47.87 was good for the top spot in the 100-yard freestyle, and the veteran was followed by Wolinski in second place (48.73) and Noga in third (49.02). Sun carded another second place in the 100-yard backstroke (52.84), while Lippert and Arnott went two-three in the 500-yard freestyle (4:57.03, 4:57.52).

Sophomore Dane Pilcher earned a victory for Stevens in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:02.75, and he was followed by freshman Alex Xu in second with a 1:02.78.

In the final event of the afternoon – the 400-yard freestyle relay – the Ducks took first and second, with Noga, Wolinski, Hessler and Hanak grouping for a 3:12.96 and first place.

Stevens took the top-spot in seven events on the afternoon and took five of the top-six places in the two relays. The Ducks also had a swimmer (or relay) in first or second place in all 11 races.

Stevens will return to action at the New York University Fall Invitational slated for November 8 and 9 in Manhattan.


The above is a press release taken from the Stevens Athletics Website. The complete meet results can be found here. 

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