- October 21, 2017
- Meet Results
- Vermont 105, Stony Brook 78
Courtesy of Vermont Athletics
The Catamounts won the first of back-to-back dual meets this weekend with a 105-78 victory over Stony Brook on Saturday afternoon at Forbush Natatorium.
Stony Brook, which was competing in its first meet as a program since 2012, dropped its first event of the season. UVM improves to 2-1 on the year after three straight conference meets.
Vermont began the meet by winning the 200 medley relay by more than 10 seconds with the team of Jess Gorham, Shannon Cowley, Dani Rocheleau, and Kira Hancockposting a time of 1:47.75. Madeline Blumenfeld followed by coasting to win the 1000-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 10:55.53 ahead of teammate Maddy Kovacs (11:06.66).
Kristina Posnick (1:57.41) and Sophia Smith (1:58.69) went 1-2 in the 200 free and were separated by just over a second, while Stefi Geiger (24.99), Fiona Vashaw (25.28), and Kendra Miller (26.31) finished 1-2-3 in the 50 free.
Rookie Katie Rivers posted a commanding victory in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:19.91 to win by more than 13 seconds. Fellow freshman Laura Pringle was also victorious in the 100 butterfly in 1:01.48.
Julia DeGregorio later placed second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 1:11.16, and UVM closed the meet by taking the 200 free relay in 1:41.79 with the team of Gorham, Kelly Lennon, Isabelle Magbie, and Alexy Novelli.
Freshman Haley Tomlinson had the top marks in both diving events for the Catamounts, collecting a score of 214.35 in the 1-meter and 226.64 in the 3-meter.
The Catamounts will travel to compete against UMass on Sunday (Oct. 22) at 1 p.m. at the Joseph R. Rogers, Jr. Pool in Amherst, Massachusetts. The UMass men’s team will also face NJIT on Sunday afternoon.
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Courtesy of Stony Brook Athletics
Stony Brook swimming and diving made its return to the pool following a five-year hiatus on Saturday afternoon, competing at the University of Vermont.
Junior Cassie Shear (Johannesburg, South Africa) won the Seawolves’ lone event of the afternoon, posting a 1:10.99 time in the 100-yard Breaststroke. Vermont finished with 105 team points through event 13, while Stony Brook finished with 78 points.
Sara Chin (Long Beach, Calif.) finished with a No. 2 time in the Women’s 100-yard Butterfly, recording a 1:04.37 overall time. In the first event of the day, the Seawolves’ team of Emily Cabral (East Stroudsburg, P.A.), Shear, Chin and Tess Stepakoff (Newburgh, N.Y.) also finished with an overall time of 159.74 – good for No. 3 overall.
Quoting Head Coach Janelle Atkinson
“I’m very happy with our performance and the way we competed. We got off to a rocky start with some nerves getting the best of us, but we got more competitive as the meet progressed. I’m really proud of our entire program.
Stony Brook is back in action next Saturday (Oct. 28), traveling to LIU Brooklyn for a 12:30 p.m. meet. The Seawolves return to newly-renovated University Pool for the program’s first home meeting in five years on Nov. 18, hosting Saint Peter’s at 4 p.m.