UR Swimming and Diving had strong a strong showing at the Ithaca College Invitational, with both the men and women placing third out of 11 through this past Saturday.

Last Friday evening, 12 individuals and one relay group scored for the men’s team. The quartet of senior Arlen Fan, juniors Connor Virgile and Danny Aronson, and freshman Josh Allon finished fifth in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:36.09.

Senior diver Max Adler had the top individual performance of the day, finishing in sixth in the 1-meter dive by scoring 387.10. In the 500 freestyle, four ‘Jackets scored. Junior Elliot Schwinn finished in eighth place at 4:48.98. Sophomores Eric Sonheim and Eric Weidman went 11th and 12th, while junior Eric Feirouz placed 15th.

Freshman Eric Chang finished 15th in the 200 individual medley in 1:59.29. Virgile and Fan finished in 17th and 18th, and junior Miles Markey came in 20th.

The team had three finishers in the 50 freestyle. Allon was 21st in 21.78 seconds, with junior Evan Villafranca and Aronson finishing in 23nd and 24th.

The women ended Friday evening in fifth place, despite 16 individuals and one relay scoring. Junior Becca Selznick was the top UR finisher in two events. She finished ninth in the 500 freestyle in 5:11.46, and came in 14th in the 50 freestyle, in :24.64.

She also swam with sophomore Erica Hughes, freshman Sofia Guarnieri, and sophomore Monica Jackson to a fourth place finish in the 200 medley relay in 1:50.14.

Four other ‘Jackets scored in the 500 freestyle — junior Tess Minigell, freshman Emily Brzac, sophomore Caitlynn Weeden, and freshman Emma Dowd finished between 13th and 22nd. Weeden and Hughes also finished 22nd and 23rd in the 50 freestyle.

UR had six scorers in the 200 individual medley, led by freshman Amina N’Gwamba, who finished in 12th at 2:13.08, with junior Shannon Cahalan close behind in 13th. Freshman Anna Cook, junior Alyssa Gardiner, and senior Annie Thayer also finished in the top 24.

On Saturday morning, the men finished third in two relays. In the 200 free, the quartet of Aronson, Villafranca, Sonheim, and Allon finished in 1:28.08. In the 400 medley, Aronson swam with Virgile, Fan, and Stovall in 3:33.30.

Individually, Schwinn came in 10th in the 400 medley in 4:16.56, while Markey finished 17th. In the 100 butterfly, Stovall finished in 16th at :52.92.

Sonheim had the best individual finish in the session for UR, placing eighth in the 200 free in 1:45.09. Feirouz and Stovall finished in 11th and 13th.

In the evening, Fan placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke in :58.21, followed by Virgile in 10th and Chang at 13th.

In the 200 butterfly, UR placed three in the top 13, led by Allon’s 10th place finish in 1:57.30. Schwinn and Feirouz finished 11th and 13th. The 800 free relay finished in the third at 7:07.55, comprised of Soneheim, Virgile, Stovall, and Feirouz.

By the end of Saturday, the men were in third out of the 11 teams with a score of 580.5, behind Cornell and SUNY Geneseo. The women also moved to third place on Saturday, running their total to 621 points to also trail Cornell and Geneseo.

In their morning session, Jackson swam to a fifth place finish in the 100 butterfly in :58.00. Cahalan also scored by finishing 12th. Jackson also swam in the 400 medley relay along with Hughes, Guarnieri, and Weeden. The group placed sixth in 4:03.04.

The 200 free relay team finished in fifth at 4:03.04 with Hughes leading off, followed by Guarnieri, Weeden, and Selznick. Cahalan was UR’s top finisher in the 400 individual medley, at 4:42.52, while Cook placed 11th and Thayer placed 12th.

In the evening, the women had three top-eight finishes individually. Hughes placed fourth in the 100 backstroke in :59.32, and freshman Kelsey Bartlett came in eight. Cahalan was the top finisher for UR in the 200 butterfly at 2:07.89, and Jackson came in 10th in the 100 breastroke at 1:07.69. The 800 free relay of Selznick, Brzac, Minigell, and Weeden came third at 7:55.48.

The final sessions were held on Sunday morning.

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