Wagner Women, LIU Men Collect Wins In Regular Season Finale

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February 07th, 2023 College, News, Previews & Recaps

Wagner vs LIU

  • February 3-4 4, 2023
  • Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Day 1 Results
  • Day 2 Results
  • Team Scores
    • Women: Wagner 172, LIU 90
    • Men: LIU 150, Wagner 100

Courtesy: Wagner Athletics

Brooklyn, NY – The Wagner College Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving teams completed their 2022-2023 regular season, as the Seahawks took on the LIU Sharks.

On the women’s side, Wagner defeated LIU with a final score of 172-90.

Senior Olivia Bishop, junior Abbie Hassell, and sophomore Annie Jencova took home first, second, and third, respectively, in the 100-yard freestyle with times of 52.76, 53.87, and 54.37.

Freshman Aura Vilarrasa was victorious in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:06.06.

The women’s team continued their winning streak as freshman Lia Vendel edged out sophomore Bree Anderson by .36 seconds in the 200-yard breaststroke. Seniors Taylor Marjamaa and Raquel Rubalcava Reyes also earned the two top spots in the 500-yard freestyle, with times of 5:18.90 and 5:24.19.

Freshman Presley Staretz won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:10.72, and came in second in the 100-yard butterfly.

Wagner took second and third in the 200-yard individual medley. Bree Anderson finished with a time of 2:11.10, behind her was junior Allie D’Allegro posting a time of 2:14.64.

The women’s event finished with the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team of Olivia BishopAura VilarrasaAbbie Hassell, and Annie Jencova secured first place on the podium with a time of 3:33.95.

As for the men’s program, Wagner fell to LIU with a final score of 110-150.

Sophomore Adrian Aguirre kicked off the scoring for Wagner with second place in the 100-yard freestyle.

Freshman Brayden Schaeffer sat atop the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:55.57.

Fellow freshmen Ranger Gavino earned second with a time of 2:08.90 and second in the 200-yard individual medley, and Matthew Sherry brought home a second place finish in the 100-yard butterfly.

In the men’s 400-yard relay event, the team of Leo Benevedes, freshman Kaan Nalcaci, Brayden Schaeffer, and Ruben Van Gool came out on top with a time of 3:14.87.

Next for the men’s and women’s Seahawks is the Northeast Conference Championships.

The NEC Championship is from February 21st to February 25th in Geneva, Ohio.

Courtesy: LIU Athletics

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — LIU men’s and women’s swimming honored its 10 graduating seniors on Saturday.

The men’s team was victorious over Wagner, 150-110, but the women fell, 172-90.

To add to the success of the weekend, Venna Andersen and Emilio Garcia broke the school records in the 100 IM.

Both men’s and women’s 200-yard medley relay teams finished first on day one.

Andersen (1:06.70) and Giannis Venetos (58.87) placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Another pair of Sharks — Ella Johnson and Dani Chocano Fernandez — were the top finishers in the 200-yard butterfly.

To finish day one, Garcia placed first in the 50-yard freestyle.

Garcia also added to his banner weekend with a 47.78 first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle.

Among other first-place finishes: Stephen Taylor in the 200-yard breastroke, Chocano Fernandez in the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard IM,  Andersen in the 100-yard butterfly and Ethan Law in the 100-yard butterfly.

Head coach Bobby Smith and assistants Emma Brown and Zach Towers personally honored and greeted all 10 seniors after the second day of the meet on Saturday.

The honorees: Aidan ConditCaitlin RappaportCaitlyn KanemitsuElla JohnsonLincoln GresethMadison McCarthyMagali MoutonPorter LeVasseurClare McGovernAdelyn O’Dell and Maja Uduc.

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