Swimming taken down at Widener

Swimming taken down at Widener

CHESTER, Pa. – The Salisbury University swimming teams went on the road to take on Widener University in non-conference action on Saturday and the men (3-3) fell 158-104 while the women (3-3) lost 170-92.

Men

The men were led by junior Okan Eyigor on the day as he picked up two first-place finishes for the Gulls. In the 100-yard backstroke, Eygior picked up the victory with a time of 54.01 seconds. In the 100-yard butterfly, Eyigor got his second victory when he finished in 54.03 seconds. He also picked up a second-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (2:07.41) to round out his day.

Junior Travis Maida was able to come in first in the 200-yard butterfly, touching the wall in 2:10.57, while sophomore teammate Stephen Arcidiacono finished the race in third at 2:11.62. In the 100-yard butterfly that Eyigor won, Arcidiacono was able to collect a second-place finish in 55.95 seconds.

Will Gough would round of the first-place finishes for Salisbury as the senior completed the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.29. Conor Johnston would finish third in the heat at 2:13.49.

Women

Layne Gable picked up the lone victory for the women when she won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:02.41; Nikky Marders finished close behind to pick up third in the race. Gable would add a second-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly as well (2:24.22).

Victoria Radcliffe finished second in all-three events she competed in on the day, finishing the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.92, the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:38.17, and the 200-yard individual medley in 2:20.52.

Senior Nicki Schult added two-second place finishes of her own in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:32.56) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:38.03).

Bizu Baldinazzo rounded out the top-two finishes for the Gulls when she finished the 100-yard freestyle in 57.00 seconds, with the third-place finisher coming in at 57.25 seconds in a closely contested race.

The Gulls now take an extended break as the next time they are in action is January 9, 2016 when they host The University of Mary Washington in a Capital Athletic Conference showdown.

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