Fredricksburg, VA - The Salisbury University men's and women's swimming teams competed against the University of Mary Washington on Thursday afternoon, as the men lost 141-64, while the women were defeated 157-48.
Junior Conor Johnston started the mens squad off on a high note with a thrilling finish in the 50-yard freestyle and earning all nine points for the Sea Gulls. Johnston, the Annapolis, MD native edged out fellow teammate Jake Blazer with a finger-tip finish, posting a time of 22.95 seconds, just .03 seconds faster than the fellow gull.
In the 100-yard backstroke, senior Okan Eyigor also shined for Salisbury as he swam his way into first place, touching the wall at 54.80 seconds.
Sophomore Peter Moyer took home a second-place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle, recording a time of 10:24.00, earning four more points for the maroon and gold. Moyer alongside fellow teammates Andrew Ward, Scott Schirmer and Max Lucas missed nine points by a fingertip in the 200-yard freestyle relay, posting a time of 1:31.40, a mere .30 seconds behind their rivals.
Stephen Arcidiacono also earned a second-place finish on the day in the 100-yard fly, notching a time of 56.30 seconds.