Wagner Women Top St. Francis, Felician; Terrier Men Edge Seahawks

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November 07th, 2022 College, News, Previews & Recaps

Wagner vs St. Francis vs Felician

Courtesy: Wagner Athletics

Staten Island, NY- The Wagner women’s swimming & diving program picked up two wins on Saturday at the Spiro Sports Center.

The Seahawks defeated St. Francis Brooklyn 176-123 and Felician 261-22. On the men’s side, Wagner fell in a close meet to St. Francis Brooklyn, 145-141.

Olivia Bishop continued her impressive start to the season with two more individual wins on the day. The senior touched the wall first in the 200 Yard Freestyle at 1:55.56 and the 100 Yard Freestyle at 53.27.

Shamiya Guirre won the 100 Yard Backstroke with a time of 58.75 and touched the wall second in the 200 Yard Backstroke with a time of 2:09.76. Maile Mora won her first event of the season with a time of 2:14.01 in the 200 Yard Butterfly.

Aura Vilarrasa had another successful meet, winning the 200 Yard Backstroke at 2:08.54 and finishing second in the 200 Yard Freestyle with a time of 1:56.20. The freshman now has three individual victories on the season.

Meliti Efthimiou won both the 1 and 3 Meter Diving events, posting scores of 211.88 and 224.33, respectively.

For the men, Kaan Nalcaci won three individual events on Saturday, pushing his rookie season win total to seven. The freshman touched the wall first in the 200 Yard Backstroke (1:55.76), 200 Yard Freestyle (1:45.24), and 200 Yard Butterfly (1:57.49).

Adrian Aguirre won two more events in the 100 Yard Backstroke with a time of 51.89 and 100 Yard Butterfly with a time of 52.74.

Russell Gavino won the 100 Yard Breaststroke, touching the wall at 1:00.12. Carter Green won the 1 Meter Diving event with a score of 176.70.

The Seahawks wrap up the first half of the season on Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4 at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships in East Meadow, NY.

Courtesy: St. Francis Athletics

STATEN ISLAND, NY – St. Francis Brooklyn men’s swimming and diving defeated Wagner in a Saturday meet by a score of 145-141. The team had several strong finishes, including a victory for Toni Dragoja in the 100-yard freestyle.

Dragoja finished his race with a time of 46.70, just ahead of teammates Arthur Quieroz and Daniel Matheus Santos who finished second and third respectively. Maurice Grabowski won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.56, just under half a second faster than the next closest finisher.

The 200-yard medley relay team and 400-yard freestyle teams also won for the Terriers. Dragoja. Victor Fuentes, Kamil Goleneic and Grabowski teamed up to win the 200-yard event with a time of 1:36.17, which was over two seconds faster than the next fastest team. Grabowski, Matheus Santos, Quieroz and Dragoja ran away with the 400-yard freestyle, getting a time of 3:09.71.

Robert Wagner and Paul Melcer finished second and third in the 200-yard backstroke with times of 1:57.90 and 1:59.97.

Victor Fuentes took second in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:02.62. Robert Wagner also had a second place finish in the 100-yard butterfly. Robin Tatar finished third with a time of 53.19.

Matthew Bernstein won the 3-meter dive competition with a cumulative score of 192.15. He bested Wagner’s Carter Green (186.68)

The Terriers return home and will host the College of Staten Island Saturday, November 12. The meet will begin at noon.

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