Swimming falls to Washington in non-conference meet

Swimming falls to Washington in non-conference meet

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's swimming teams competed Wednesday night against Washington (Md.) College at Maggs Physical Activities Center, as the men dropped a 136-67 decision and the women fell 130-75. 

Men 

The men's squad was led by sophomore Okan Eyigor and junior Will Gough, as both claimed top finishes in one of their races. Eyigor notched his top finish in the 100-meter butterfly, recording nine points on a time of 1:01.48. The Istanbul, Turkey native was trailing in the final 50-meter stretch, but made a late push in the last lap to take a fingertip victory and defeat Shoreman Greg Lee by .36 of a second. Eyigor concluded the meet with 14 points in his individual races, finishing fourth in the 200-meter freestyle and third in the 100-meter backstroke. 

Gough claimed his top finish in the 50-meter freestyle, finishing on a time of 24.66 seconds for nine points. In a race that consisted of swimming two stretches of the pool, the junior separated enough from the second-place finisher by .48 of a second. The Ellicott City, Maryland native competed alongside teammate Eyigor in the 100 fly, finishing third on a time of 1:02.75 for three points, concluding the meet with 12 points in individual races. 

In the 100-meter breaststroke, freshman Vincent Carraccio (1:14.95), sophomore Kevin Drury (1:18.97) and freshman Conor Johnston (1:19.28) claimed the second through fourth spots, in that order, racing for nine points combined. 

Women 

The women's team notched four first-place finishes on the evening, with sophomores Layne Gable and Victoria Radcliffe leading the Gulls. 

In the 100-meter butterfly, Gable swam to a first-place finish in a time of 1:11.03 and finishing right behind her in second was sophomore Nicole Marders, touching the wall just over a second after Gable at 1:12.07. 

The 400-meter freestyle race had a spectacular finish, with Radcliffe coming out on top after a neck-and-neck battle with lane three through nine laps. Radcliffe fell behind in the race, but fought back on the 11th lap to take the final lead, touching the wall at 4:44.66, just .2 seconds faster than the swimmer in lane three. 

Radcliffe and Gable were also a part of the victory in the 200-meter medley relay, along with juniors Nicki Schult and Kathryn Adams, collectively marking a time of 2:14.57. 

Radcliffe also swam to a first-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle in a time of 2:15.90. 

The Sea Gulls will be back in action on Saturday, November 8 when they take on Frostburg State University in Capital Athletic Conference action. The meet is set to begin at 1 p.m.

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