KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Jan. 16, 2018) – The USMMA women's swimming & diving team defeated visiting Hunter College,161-62 in non-conference action on Tuesday night at the O'Hara Hall Pool. With the victory, the Mariners remain undefeated on the season with a 7-0 record, while the Hawks fall to 8-3 in defeat.
Merchant Marine won 12 of the 13 events of the meet. Below are the Mariners that had first-place finishes:
- Senior Liz Grove (Winchester, Va.), sophomore Erica Lou (Flushing, N.Y.), freshman Victoria Kirshner (Santa Clarita, Calif.) and junior Pamela Grod (Northbrook, Ill.) in the 200 medley relay (1:59.26)
- Sophomore Meika Gathy (Waterford, Conn.) in the 1000 freestyle (11:28.41 – a season best by nine seconds) and the 500 free (5:42.92)
- Kirshner in the 200 free (2:03.88 – a season-best by five seconds)
- Grod in the 50 free (26.78) and the 100 free (59.25 – a season-best by two seconds)
- Grove in the 200 individual medley (2:24.62 – impressive for her first time swimming the event this season)
- Freshman Anastasya Sergojan (Olympia, Wash.) in the one-meter dive (53.25) and the three-meter dive (47.25)
- Lou in the 100 backstroke (1:04.65 – a season-best by one second) and the 100 breaststroke (1:14.80)
- and freshman Christina Hogan (North Andover, Mass.), sophomore Fallon Wulff (Chapel Hill, N.C.), freshman Eliza Miller (Richmond, Ky.) and sophomore Marley Rakow (Bishopville, Md.) in the 200 free relay (1:51.63)
Additionally, these swimmers below had season-best times:
- Miller in the 200 free by one second (third place in 2:12.76)
- Sophomore Sara Cosenza (Peoria, Ariz.) in the 200 free by 0.5 seconds (second place in 2:11.51)
- Freshman Jennifer Stelnicki (Chicago, Ill.) in the 200 IM by three seconds (second place in 2:30.59)
- and junior Colleen Griffin (Kinnelon, N.J.) in the 100 free by four seconds (fifth place in 1:04.21)
Up next, the Mariners will host arch-rival Coast Guard this Saturday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. at the O'Hara Hall Pool. Before the meet, the program will pay tribute to its graduating seniors with a special Senior Day Ceremony. A live video feed of both the ceremony and the meet will be available at this link.
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