Swimming Honors Seniors in Last Home Meet

Alexa Fitzgerald

On Saturday, January 27, the Drew swimming and diving teams sent the Class of 2018 seniors off on top with huge wins. Crystal Caragine (‘18), Alli Keith (‘18), Jenny Stein (‘18), Mack Fox (‘18) and Mitchell Fry (‘18) were each honored before their final home meet of the season.

Both the men’s and women’s squads defeated fellow Landmark Conference opponent Goucher. The Ranger men beat the Gophers 115-64, while the women triumphed with a 118-83 win. The women also swam against Cedar Crest, an all female school, earning a 122-63 victory.  

In their final meet, Fox and Stein added two event wins to their career records. Fox won the men’s 1650 freestyle in 17:54.11 and the 500 freestyle in 5:18.64. Stein earned two first place finishes, swimming the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.66 and the 100 freestyle in 56.06.

Mal Vishwanath (‘20) earned a pair of victories in the women’s 1650 freestyle clocking in at 17:57.23 and the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:14.36. Stephanie Cushman (‘20) had a tremendous day winning the 200 individual medley in 2:21.65 and the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:13.29. Cushman also joined the first place 400 medley relay team of Katie Jefferson (‘20), Kate Circus (‘20) and Jamie Riffel (‘20) that clocked in at 4:25.30.

Jefferson also won the 200 freestyle registering a time of 2:06.03. Meanwhile, Audrey Keliehor (‘21) posted a time of 5:51.71 to take first place in the 500 freestyle.

Jack Mahoney (‘20) cleaned up in his events on the men’s side. Mahoney led a 1-2-3 finish in the 50 freestyle clocking in at 22.60 and took first place in the 100 freestyle registering a time of 49.76. He then anchored the 400 medley relay team of Matheus Macena (‘21), Michael Ma (‘20) and Ryan Underwood (‘20) to victory finishing in 3:44.12.  

Ma also won the 200 individual medley in 2:02.66 and the 200 backstroke in 2:17.61. Meanwhile, Macena took first in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:06.02. Alexandre Sannibale (‘21) notched a victory in the 200 freestyle clocking in at 1:53.55.

The Rangers men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams conclude their regular seasons with a visit to Ramapo Saturday, February 3, at 1 p.m.

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