On November 7, the Drew University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took on Landmark Conference opponents Marywood and Susquehanna in their season opening tri-meet. Both teams defeated Marywood and fell to Susquehanna.
The Drew men posted a 181-86 victory over Marywood and dropped a tight 144-141 score to Susquehanna. With a time of 1:39.45, the 200-yard relay team of Matheus Macena (‘21), Michael Ma (‘20), Ryan Underwood (‘20) and Jack Mahoney (‘20) took first place to put Rangers on top to start. Drew also clutched a 1-2-3 finish in the 100-yard butterfly led by Macena with a time of 54.25. He also grabbed second place in the 100-yard backstroke. At 2:02.75, Ma earned a win in the 200-yard individual medley along with a second place finish in the 100 butterfly. Alexandre Sannibale (‘21) finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.97 and 500-yard freestyle at 5:06.06. He also notched a third place in the 200-yard freestyle. Garrett Pilkington (’20) and Mack Fox (’19) took first and second in the 1000-yard freestyle. Pilkington brought home a time of 10:40.51. He also finished third in the 500 freestyle. Angelo Angione (‘21) won the one-meter and three-meter diving events with scores of 145.7 and 115.5.
On the women’s side, Drew topped Marywood by a 155-141 margin and lost to Susquehanna with a score of 176-120. Mal Vishwanath (’20) earned three victories throughout the meet. She posted times of 1:55.95 in the 200 freestyle, 54.46 in the 100-yard freestyle and 5:12.19 in the 500 freestyle. Vishwanath joined 400-yard freestyle relay teammates Jenny Stein (‘18), Eve Morel (‘21) and Jamie Riffel (‘20) to earn another Drew win. Stein won both diving events with scores of 218.9 in the one-meter and 233.75 in the three-meter. She also took second place in the 50 freestyle. Stephanie Cushman (‘20) clinched first in the 100 backstroke at 1:01.39 and the 200 individual medley at 2:20.66. Riffel came in third in the 200 backstroke and second in the 1000 freestyle.
The Rangers will continue their season on November 18 in another tri-meet competition against FDU-Florham and Elizabethtown.