Both the men’s and women’s swim teams took to the pool this past week, and both came away with less than stellar results. The men lost to Case Western University, 113.5-170, and also fell to New York University, 85-215.
The day started with the 200-yard medley relay, in which sophomore Garrett Lam, senior Jonathan Dennison and freshmen Kevin Howard and Kevin Balch finished third with a time of 1:40.71. This was followed by a third place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle by junior Bruce Maki with a time of 10:24.32. The men continued with a string of third place finishes in the 200 freestyle with junior Ryan White finishing with a time of 1:50.15, the 100-yard backstroke with Balch coming in 51.03 and the 100-yard breaststroke with freshman Robert McCue finishing in 1.03.82. In the 100 freestyle event, White finished fourth with a time of 50.94. Howard notched the only UR event win in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:58.51. Maki came in third in the 500 yard freestyle with his time of 5:04.28.
The men’s divers didn’t fare any better in competition. In 1-meter diving, junior David Mitsche came in fourth place with a score of 194.65 and freshman Kyle Cron came in sixth with a score of 106.45. In the 3-meter dive, Mitsche came in fourth with a score of 194.55.
In the 200-yard butterfly event, Howard scored some points for the men as he finished fifth overall with a time of 2:06.98. Balch finished fifth in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.91 seconds.
The women’s swim team also fared poorly in the meet, losing to Case Western, 136-161, and to NYU, 77-223.
In the 200 medley relay, the UR team of freshman Cailee Caldwell, senior Kelly Fischer, sophomore Nora Hoefer and freshman Dayna Jacob came in third with a time of 1:57.58.
In the 1000 freestyle, freshman Kathryn Lukens came in second place with a time of 11:02.93. In the 200 freestyle, Hoefer came in second with a time of 2:00.39. In the 100 backstroke, Caldwell came in third with a time of 1:04.30. In the 100 breaststroke, teammates Fischer and senior Denise Moseman came in fourth and fifth, respectively, with times of 1:13.52 and 1:14.33. Senior Danielle Scherry completed the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:25.49, good for fourth place. Jacob raced in the 50 freestyle, finishing with a time of 26.38, which put her in fourth place. In the 100 freestyle, teammates Hoefer and freshman Elizabeth Subjeck came in second and third with times of 56.75 and 57.08, respectively. Caldwell came in third in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:22.54. To finish off the day, the combination of Lukens, Jacob, Scherry and Subjeck came in third in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:49.71.
In the 1-meter diving event, freshman Jaime Sorenson came in second with a score of 191.85. Junior Cheryl Blechman came in fourth with 175.20. In the 3-meter diving event, Sorenson came in third with a score of 197.40 while Blechman came in fifth with a score of 179.20.
Both teams have some time off before they travel to Union College on Nov. 10.
Maystrovsky is a member of the class of 2009.