Swimming and Diving team continue to improve season
On Saturday afternoon, the Scarlet Hawks hosted Lindenwood University in a dual meet. Both teams fell to Lindenwood, the Men’s 90.5 to 133.5, and the Women’s team 36 to 142, but both teams posted some impressive swims.
The 400 yard medley relay of sophomores Matthew Rosenfeld, Eric Grunden, junior Keiji Halloway and sophomore Max Ramminger took 2nd with a final time of 3:42.19. In the Men’s 1650 (mile) junior Ryan Tapak took 2nd with a 19:41.50, and senior Mario Alvarez took 3rd with a 27:00.61. Freshman Aimee Dewante took 2nd for the Women’s team with a 19:17.45. In the 200 yard freestyle, freshman Yoni Pruzansky (1:49.71) and Grunden (1:52.41) took 2nd and 3rd for the Men’s team, and junior Melanie Koto took 1st for the women’s side with a 2:05.25. In the Men’s 50 yard freestyle, sophomore Max Ramminger out touched Lindenwood’s Djemail Ashruf 1st by 0.04 seconds for 1st, finishing with a 21.36. Freshman Michael Bodzay took 2nd in the 400 yard IM with a 4:19.34 and freshman Felipe Bergh took 3rd with a 4:30.64 for the Men’s team, while junior Morgan Curran took 3rd for the Women’s team with a 4:59.88. For 1 meter diving, sophomore Ian McNair took 1st with a score of 269.50 and freshman Jeff West took 2nd with a score of 190.85. Senior Joe Muchna took 2nd in the 200 yard butterfly with a 2:04.64. In the 100 yard freestyle Ramminger took 1st with a 46.34, and Curran took 2nd for the Women’s team with a 1:00.90. In 3 meter diving McNair took 1st again (272.90) and West placed 2nd (171.85). Grunden tied for 2nd in the 200 yard breaststroke with a 2:21.66, and Dewante also took 2nd with a 2:38.13 for the Women’s team. The Men’s 400 yard freestyle relay of Pruzansky, Halloway, senior Tomasz Chojnacki and Bodzay took 2nd with a 3:20.81, as did the Women’s team of Dewante, junior Andrea Zuniga, freshman Abby Maze and Koto with a time of 3:54.69.
A week earlier on November 5th, the Scarlet Hawks travelled to Naperville to swim against North Central College. The Men’s team destroyed the Cardinals simply by outnumbering them, scoring 76 to their 8 points. The Women’s team had a close meet with the Cardinals, but lost 40 to 44 in the end.
The Men’s 200 yard medley relay, made up of sophomores Michael Keane, Jeff Grindel, Halloway and Pruzansky took 1st with a time of 1:44.15 and the team of sophomore Peter Lao, senior Bryce Swillum, freshman Luke Strenski and junior Dylan Maus took 2nd with a 1:56.03. In the 200 yard freestyle, Koto took first with a time of 2:07.68 Maze took 3rd with a time of 2:13.03. On the Men’s side, Bodzay and Chojnacki went 1 and 2, finishing with times of 1:52.41 and 1:57.93 respectively. Grunden took 1st in the 50 yard freestyle with a 22.78, followed closely by Pruzansky in 2nd with a 22.82. Curran took 1st in the 200 yard IM with a 2:22.78 for the women’s team and Bergh took 1st for the Men with a 2:09.28. In the 100 yard butterfly, Dewante took 1st with a 1:04.03 and Halloway took 1st for the Men’s team with a 53.81. Junior Julia Duarte took 2nd in the Women’s 100 yard freestyle with a 1:02.09, and Pruzansky took 1st for the Men (50.19) followed closely by Grunden (50.21) and Stresnski (51.00). Zuniga and Maze took 1st and 2nd in the 100 yard backstroke with times of 1:04.85 and 1:11.19 respectively, and freshman Arya Mohaimani took 1st for the Men’s team in the event with a 1:00.04. Dewante took 1st in the 500 yard freestyle (5:37.55) and Muchna did as well for the Men’s team (5:25.35) followed by Tapak in 2nd (5:44.00). Curran took 2nd in the 100 yard breaststroke for the Women’s team and Duarte took 3rd, with 1:10.93 and 1:16.94, and Muchna and Grindel went 1 and 3 for the Men’s team with 1:05.53 and 1:06.69. The Men’s 200 yard freestyle relay of Mohaimani, Bodzay, Keane and Chojnacki took 1st with a 1:32.79, and the team of Maus, Tapak, Swillum and Strenski took 2nd with a 1:37.81.
This weekend the Hawks will swim a three day, six session meet at the University of Chicago.