Gulls split meet at Marymount

Gulls split meet at Marymount

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Salisbury University men's and women's swimming teams split in a meet at Marymount (Va.) University, as the men recorded a 117-88 victory and the women fell 117-88.

Men

The men's squad (2-3, 2-0 CAC) recorded six top finishes against the Saints, as the Gulls were paced by senior Chris Franklin's three victories.

Franklin began his day in the 50-yard freestyle finishing with a time of 22.59. Less than a second behind him, taking the second-place finish, was sophomore Jake Blazer (23.38). The senior raced four events later in the 100-yard butterfly (55.54) to claim the top finish. Franklin concluded his day victorious in the 400-yard freestyle relay with teammates Rich AmbroseScott Schirmer, and Will Gough, with a time of 3:23.11. For the meet, the Germantown, Md., native recorded 29 points.

Ambrose collected an individual first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle, racing to a time of 50.62 for nine points.

Freshman Okan Eyigor added two more top finishes to his early collegiate surge, finishing first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.53) and the 100-yard backstroke (54.52). He also claimed four points with his second-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly (56.33), finishing behind fellow teammate Franklin. For the day, Eyigor collected 22 points.

Women

The women's squad (1-4, 1-1 CAC) collected four top finishes for the meet, as freshman Victoria Radcliffe and sophomore Nicki Schult earned two apiece.

Radcliffe started her day off in the 400-yard medley relay with teammates Maggie DeeringLayne Gable, and Andria Moyer, recording a second-place finish for four points with a time of 4:26.47. The runner-up finish fueled the freshman's fire, finishing first in her next two events. In the 200-yard freestyle, Radcliffe raced for a time of 2:00.78 to beat the second-place finisher by over a second. Later in the meet, the Ellicott City, Md., native claimed her second victory in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:13.19) for nine points. For the meet, Radcliffe collected 22 points.

Schult raced in the extensive 1,000-yard freestyle, grabbing an early lead and never looking back. The sophomore touched the finish line 26 seconds before second-place, finishing with a time of 11:27.42. Schult also added a victory in the 500-yard freestyle (5:37.00) later in the meet, after taking a second-place finish in the 200-yard IM (2:22.17). The Bowie, Md., native concluded her day with 21 points.

Both squads are back in action on November 15, as they begin the Golden Bear Invitational in Kutztown, Pa. The invitational will be a two-day event. Start time is to be announced. Check www.suseagulls.com for more information as it becomes available.

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