Swim and Dive Teams Battle Susquehanna University

By Charlotte Wells | Sports Co-Editor

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Image of Nicholas Heinio-Widell ('27) courtesy of Chris Pedota on drewrangers.com

Drew’s men’s and women’s swim and dive teams ventured to Pennsylvania to take on the River Hawks in their home pool last weekend. 

The men’s team soared past Susquehanna, taking first in 14 out of the 15 to secure a 207-71 victory in their fourth meet of the season. The win places them at a 3-0 Landmark Conference record for the season. 

Image of Amira Hadri (’24) courtesy of drewrangers.com

Leading the way for the Rangers men’s team was Finn Armitt (‘24), Hayden Koh (‘25) and Gabe Spivak (‘26), all of whom captured two individual victories apiece. Armitt took home the 100-butterfly and 500-freestyle, while Koh secured wins in the 50- and 100-freestyle and Spivak snagged the 50- and 100-breastroke. 

Nicholas Heinio-Widell (‘27) proved himself a force to be reckoned with throughout the conference, winning the 200-freestyle in a time of 1:45.01. He is now ranked No. 1 in the Landmark Conference for the event, posting the fastest time yet this season. 

Drew holds the top three times in the conference for the 200-freestyle, with Heinio-Widell being followed by Koh and Armitt. 

The men made an even bigger splash in the competition by breaking a handful of Susquehanna’s pool records, adding more Drew University names to those already on the record board. 

On the women’s side, the Rangers suffered a tough 202-71 loss to the River Hawks. The defeat marks the Rangers’ third loss this season, sitting at a current 0-3 Landmark Conference record. 

Despite the large points difference, the women’s team managed to prevail in six events. Amira Hadri (‘24) raced to victory in the 50-freestyle and 50-butterfly, while Katerina Poulathas (‘25) cruised into first in both the 500-freestyle and 1,000-freestyle. 

Rounding out the Rangers’ victories in the pool was Sam Trodick (‘25) in the 50-breaststroke and the 200-freestyle relay, with a team of Hadri, Kaitlyn Zayle (‘26), Charlotte Wells (‘24) and Trodick. 

Both teams have a short competition break before their next meet, where they will return to the F.M. Kirby Pool to host the 12th annual Ranger Invitational.

Charlotte Wells is a senior majoring in English and French and minoring in humanities.

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