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Drew Men’s & Women’s Swim Teams Race Susquehanna

Charlotte Wells | Assistant Sports Editor

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On Saturday, Nov. 12, Drew’s Men’s and Women’s Swim and Dive teams took on the Susquehanna River Hawks for their first home swim meet of the season. The Rangers took home two victories in the pool, with the women defeating Susquehanna 186-81 and the men winning 183-82. 

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRENDAN BURKETT

During their competition, the men’s team won 11 out of the 16 races that they swam. Leading the way for the Rangers was Hayden Koh (’25), who won the the 200-freestyle and the 200-backstroke with a six-second lead. Another duo who made quite the splash were Finn Armitt (’24) and Yan Zheng Lew (’25), going 1-2 in both the 100-butterfly and the 200-butterfly. Lew also secured a riveting win for the Rangers in the 1000-freestyle, putting up a season best with a time of 10:11.33. Brendan Burkett (’26) finished first in the 50-freestyle and 100-freestyle to secure two more Rangers victories over the River Hawks.

The women’s team were able to showcase just as many impressive performances winning eight out of 16 races and putting up a series of season bests. In the 200-freestyle, Mackenzie Garcia-Hynds (’23) won with almost a three-second lead, finishing with a 2:02.83, while Kaitlyn Zayle (C‘26) secured a third-place finish for the Rangers in the same race. 

Drew continued to dominate the freestyle events, with Amira Hadri (’24) winning the 100-freestyle in a time of 54.81 and captain Grace Aboussleman (23) coming in second place. The Rangers also went on to win the 400-freestyle relay, closing out the meet with a five-second lead against Susquehanna.. 

Perhaps the most exciting event for the women’s team was the 100-breaststroke. The Rangers went 1-2-3 in the event, led by Sam Trodick (’25) and followed by Tori Newton (‘24) in second and Emilie Tobin in third (’25). 

The double win against Susquehanna proved that the Rangers are serious challengers again this season. Both the men’s and women’s teams are looking forward to their next competition, during which they will host the Ranger Invitational on Dec. 2 and Dec. 3.

Charlotte Wells (’24) is a double major in English (with an emphasis in writing and communications) and French. She is also minoring in humanities.

FEATURED IMAGE COURTESY OF BRENDAN BURKETT.

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