College defeats Ramapo College on road

By Christine Houghton
Staff Writer

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving team went on the road to Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey for a regular season meet on Saturday, Nov. 3. With wins by both teams, the men’s team advanced to 2-0 and the women improved to 1-1.

Edging by Ramapo with a team score of 136-126, the men’s team had an eventful day of individual races. Sophomore Griffin Morgan took first in three events including the 200-meter butterfly, 500-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley with the times of 1:59, 5:02 and 2:01 respectively.

Sophomore Andrew Thompson also placed first in three different events: the 100-meter backstroke at 54:54, the 200-meter backstroke at 2:01 and the 100-meter butterfly at 52.95.

Contributing to the Lions’ victories was freshman Mathias Altman-Kurosaki, who won the 1000-meter freestyle with a time of 10:32.

To help the Lions secure their narrow victory, seniors Aidan Steinberg and Sam Marquet both swam the 200-meter individual medley, placing third and fifth respectively.

The women’s team was able to defeat Ramapo with a score of 174-88. Starting with a relay victory, freshman Zoe Chan, junior Annie Menninger, senior Maddie Hynoski and sophomore Elie Fraser placed first in the 200-meter medley with an impressive time of 1:55.

Denicola finishes first in the 1000-meter freestyle. (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk)

Senior Gabi Denicola took first in the 1000-meter freestyle at 11:27 and senior Hailey Thayer took the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:02.

Sophomores Melanie Fosko and Kazia Moore won the 200-meter freestyle at 2:05 and the 100-meter freestyle at 56.60 respectively.

Sophomore Chiara Mennonna placed first in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:13 to finish out the meet for the Lions.

The teams look to continue their successes in their next meet at home on Saturday, Nov. 10, against Stevens Institute of Technology at 2 p.m.