By Christine Houghton
Swimming at home on Saturday Nov. 10, the men and women’s swimming and diving teams had an eventful day against Stevens Institute of Technology. The women’s team came away with its second win of the season and the men’s team was handed its first loss.
Taking the meet by storm, the women’s team defeated Stevens by a score of 171-91.
The College’s 200-meter medley relay team, which consisted of freshman Zoe Chan, sophomore Chiara Mennonna, junior Kazia Moore and senior Hailey Thayer, placed first with a time of 1:53.
Chan also took the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:11, Sophomore Melanie Fosko won the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 2:01 and junior Annie Menninger won the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:09.
Freshman Meagan Healey took first in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:04 and sophomore Elise Fraser won the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 24.92.
Despite the 147-115 loss, the men’s team put up strong numbers in both swimming and diving events.
Sophomores Griffin Morgan and Andrew Thompson both placed first in their respective races. Morgan won the 50-meter freestyle clocking in at 21.61 and Thompson took the top spot in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 52.17.
Junior Harrison Yi won the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:43 and senior Sam Marquet took first in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1:57.
Sophomore Jay Soukup put up scores in both the one and three-meter dives, which made him worthy of the NCAA Regionals qualification with a 434.10 in the one-meter dive and a 460.95 in the three-meter dive.
The Lions are set to host the TCNJ Invitational, a three-day event, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.