The UR men’s and women’s swim teams were busy over break as they competed in two meets, against SUNY Cortland and Nazareth. The men were victorious in both of the meets, beating SUNY Cortland, 149.5-148.5, and defeating Nazareth 132-71. However, the women were not so lucky as they fell to SUNY Cortland by a 117.5-177.5 margin and lost to Nazareth 104-138.

For the men, the SUNY Cortland meet was perhaps the most exciting in a long time. The relay team that swam the 200 medley relay, consisting of junior Ryan White, sophomore Chris Jensen and freshmen Kevin Howard and Bobby McCue, finished second with a time of 1:43.32, earning four points. In the 1,000-yard freestyle, freshman Cole Brown finished first with a time of 10:25.71, and sophomore Joseph Kaule finished third with a time of 10:45.79. In the 200 freestyle event, White came in second with a time of 1:51.60 and freshman Kevin Balche came in third with a time of 1:54.45.

For the 100-yard backstroke event, sophomore Garrett Lam won the race with a time of 55.77, and Howard came in second with a time of 56.51. McCue came in second in the 100 breaststroke event, clocking in with a time of 1:03.38, earning four points, Jensen came in third with a time of 1:04.50, earning three points. In the 200 butterfly, Howard came in second with a time of 2:08.17.

Senior Jonathan Dennison led the UR in the 50 freestyle, coming in second with a time of 23.17, while Balch came in fourth with a time of 23.43. In the 100 freestyle, Dennison won the event with a time of 50.83, White came in second with a time of 51.24. Lam won the 200 backstroke event with a time of 2:09.45, and Kaule came in second with a time of 2:07.97. The 200 breaststroke event again was loaded with UR finishers, as McCue came in second in 2:18.27, Subjeck came in third with a time of 2:25.69 and Jenson came in fourth with a time of 2:27.04. In the 500 freestyle event, Brown won with a time of 5:07.21, Balch came in second with a time of 5:10.63 and sophomore Pat Messmer came in fourth with a time of 5:18.02. Howard won the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.79. Dennison ended up winning the 200 IM in 2:04.03, while Friel came in third with a time of 2:12.48. White, McCue, Balch and Dennison came in second in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:22.80. Junior David Mitsche came in third in both the 1-meter and the 3-meter diving events with a score of 171.90 and 184.58 respectively.

The women’s swim team didn’t fare quite as well against SUNY Cortland. The 200 medley relay, the team of freshman Kathryn Lukens, senior Kelly Fischer, senior Danielle Scherry and freshman Dayna Jacob came in third with a time of 2:01.51. Scherry won the 1000 freestyle event with a time of 11:05.11. Freshman Liz Subjeck won the 200 freestyle event with a time of 2:02.71, while Lukens came in third with a time of 2:05.30. Freshman Cailee Caldwell came in second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:04.89. Fischer came in the third with a time of 1:11.72 in the 100 breaststroke.

In the 200 butterfly event, Scherry came in second with a time of 2:25.98. Jacob came in second in the 50 freestyle with a time of 26.53. Jacob also came in second in the 100 freestyle event with a time of 57.79. Subjeck and Lukens came in third and fourth respectively, in the 200 backstroke with times of 2:21.87 and 2:24.20. Fischer nabbed second place with a time of 2:34.45 in the 200 breaststroke event. The 500 freestyle event had several UR finishers as Lukens won the event with a time of 5:25.78, Subjeck came in third with a time of 5:34.78 and Scherry came in fourth with a time of 5:39.36.

The UR women swept the 200 IM, as Caldwell won with a time of 2:23.53, Fischer came in second with a time of 2:23.55 and senior Denise Moseman came in third with a time of 2:28.76. In the 400 freestyle relay, the ‘Jackets took both of the top spots with times of 3:51.45 and 4:15.15. In the diving events, sophomore Jaime Sorenson came in third in the 1-meter event with a score of 182.10 and second in the 3-meter event with a score of 225.68.

In the Nazareth meet, the UR women continued their unfortunate losing streak. Lukens won her 1,650 freestyle race with a time of 18:35.76. In the 200 freestyle, Subjeck came in second, with a time of 2:02.37. Caldwell and Jacob came in second and third, respectively, in the 50 freestyle, with times of 26.17 and 26.40. The women did well in the 400 IM event, with Scherry winning with a time of 5:01.00 and Fischer coming in second with a time of 5:03.80. Sorenson came in third in the 1-meter diving event with a score of 194.18 but had a great showing in the 3-meter event with a score of 215.03, coming in first place. The Yellowjackets swept the 100 freestyle event with the three top finishes. Caldwell won with a time of 56.66, Jacob was right behind her with a time of 57.40 and Subjeck was third with a time of 57.41. Lukens won the 500 freestyle event with a time of 5:26.53 while Scherry came in third with a time of 5:33.27. Fischer won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:33.74. The women capped off the meet finishing second in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 8:17.66.

The men’s swimming team destroyed Nazareth with many notable performances. The 400 medley relay team set the tone by winning with a time of 3:48.07. In the 1,650 freestyle, Brown won the race with a time of 17:23.46, while Kaule came in second with a time of 17:51.20. Messmer led the way in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:53.46 while Anderson followed behind with a time of 1:54.05. Balch, McCue and Friel led the charge in the 50 freestyle event with respective times of 23.11,23.17 and 24.04.

In the 400 IM, it was a clean sweep, with UR swimmers taking all the points. They were paced by Howard, who won with a time of 4:28.64 and White came in second with a time of 4:35.83. Mitsche swept both diving events by scoring 166.55 in the 1-meter event and 168.00 in the 3-meter event. Friel led the UR team in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:13.44. McCue, Jensen and Bowman took top three honors in the 100 freestyle with times of 50.13, 53.16 and 53.95. The team finished the meet by getting the top two spots in the 800 freestyle relay. The ‘A’ team finished with a time of 7:46.64 while the ‘B’ team came in second with a time of 8:15.09.

Maystrovsky is a member of the class of 2009.



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