By Christine Houghton
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving team went on the road to Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey for a regular season meet on Saturday, Nov. 3. With wins by both teams, the men’s team advanced to 2-0 and the women improved to 1-1.
Edging by Ramapo with a team score of 136-126, the men’s team had an eventful day of individual races. Sophomore Griffin Morgan took first in three events including the 200-meter butterfly, 500-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley with the times of 1:59, 5:02 and 2:01 respectively.
Sophomore Andrew Thompson also placed first in three different events: the 100-meter backstroke at 54:54, the 200-meter backstroke at 2:01 and the 100-meter butterfly at 52.95.
Contributing to the Lions’ victories was freshman Mathias Altman-Kurosaki, who won the 1000-meter freestyle with a time of 10:32.
To help the Lions secure their narrow victory, seniors Aidan Steinberg and Sam Marquet both swam the 200-meter individual medley, placing third and fifth respectively.
The women’s team was able to defeat Ramapo with a score of 174-88. Starting with a relay victory, freshman Zoe Chan, junior Annie Menninger, senior Maddie Hynoski and sophomore Elie Fraser placed first in the 200-meter medley with an impressive time of 1:55.
Senior Gabi Denicola took first in the 1000-meter freestyle at 11:27 and senior Hailey Thayer took the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:02.
Sophomores Melanie Fosko and Kazia Moore won the 200-meter freestyle at 2:05 and the 100-meter freestyle at 56.60 respectively.
Sophomore Chiara Mennonna placed first in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:13 to finish out the meet for the Lions.
The teams look to continue their successes in their next meet at home on Saturday, Nov. 10, against Stevens Institute of Technology at 2 p.m.