Salisbury celebrates 12 seniors in last regular season meet

Salisbury celebrates 12 seniors in last regular season meet

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's swimming teams competed in their last regular season meet against St. Mary's (Md.) College on Saturday afternoon at Maggs Physical Activities Center swimming pool. The men and women fell to the Capital Athletic Conference rivals with scores of 126-79 and 142-63, respectively. Both sides saw close heats with many Gulls finishing in second and third place.

For the men (4-6, 3-3 CAC) the 50-meter freestyle was a highlight on the day as Salisbury collected first, second and third place. Junior Eric Robichaud lead the charge finishing first in 25.85 seconds while senior Steve Eyler (26.11) hit the wall second and sophomore Chris Franklin took third with a time of 26.39 seconds.

To end the day, the men claimed the victory in the 400-meter freestyle relay. Senior Joe Wisda was first off the block while Eyler and senior Jason Preston swam the middle legs, Robichaud anchored Salisbury bringing home a time of 3:50.86.

The women (3-7, 2-4 CAC) also took the 50-meter freestyle as sophomore Danielle Dunn touched the wall in a first-place time of 29.08 seconds. The maroon and gold saw back-to-back finishes in the 200-meter backstroke as senior Robin Stone (2:36.90) and freshman Taylor Merget (2:38.84) collected second and third place.

Junior Sarah Ault, senior Jenna Petrella, Dunn and Merget put together a top time of 4:19.42 in the 400-meter freestyle relay.

The afternoon marked not only the end of the regular season but also the last home meet for the Sea Gulls' 12 seniors – Kelly ClossTim DiFattaAmanda Garcia, Karen Hessler, Kara Morrill, Katie Stamm, Jon Wallender, Eyler, Petrella, Preston, Stone and Wisda.

The Sea Gulls now have ample time to recuperate and train for the three-day CAC Championship event that will be hosted by St. Mary's from Feb. 17-19. 

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