Sea Gulls in second after day one of Swarthmore Invitational

Sea Gulls in second after day one of Swarthmore Invitational

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – The Salisbury University men's and women's swimming teams have gotten off to a good start in the Swarthmore Invitational at Swarthmore College, with both teams sitting in second place through the first 10 events of the two-day meet. The men have earned 234.5 total points, while the women have tallied 214 points.

Men

Junior Will Gough captured first place in the 50-yard freestyle in a close race, touching the wall .19 seconds faster than second place to finish in a time of 22.19 seconds.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Gough, along with sophomores Bill James and Scott Schirmer and junior Jake Blazer, notched another second-place finish for the Sea Gulls, recording a time of 1:31.03.

Gough was a part of one more second-place performance, this time helping sophomores Okan Eyigor and Kevin Mejia and freshman Vincent Carraccio grab second in the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 3:48.48.

Mejia also swam to a fifth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle, recording a time of 5:08.16 in the event.

Women

Sophomore Victoria Radcliffe tallied a win in the 500-yard freestyle, finishing in a time of 5:21.67, over nine seconds faster than second place. In the same event, junior Nicki Schult raced to a fourth-place finish in a time of 5:34.59.

Radcliffe, as well as sophomores Claudia Guay and Nicole Marders and freshman Bizu Baldinazzo, collectively secured a second-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay, touching the wall in 4:17.97.

Marders notched a time of 2:23.51 in the 200-yard individual medley, which was good for fourth place in the event.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Marders helped grab another fourth-place finish, along with Baldinazzo, Schult and Radcliffe, for a 1:46.18 time.

Salisbury will compete in day two of the Swarthmore Invitational on Saturday. The meet is set to start at 9:30 a.m.

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