Mount Swimming is Strong in their Opener

STATEN ISLAND – The Mount Saint Mary College Women’s Swimming team opened the 2021-22 season on Thursday with a pair of losses to Division II College of Staten Island and Queens College. Jillian Bunch picked up a pair of individual victories for the Knights in the meet.

Bunch dominated the relay events for the Knights, scoring victories in the 200 and 500-yard events on Thursday. Her initial win of the night came in a time of 2:10.39 before she topped the field in the 500-yard race with a time of 6:03.92.

Emily Crowley scored a victory for the Mount in the 100-yard freestyle with a winning time of 1:06.24 and also earned a runner-up finish in the 100-yard breaststroke, touching out in a time of 1:21.71.

Emily Gursky turned in a strong swim with a second place finish in the 200-yard individual medley and a third place showing in the 100-yard backstroke. The second place swim came in a time of 2:50.41 before finishing the backstroke race in 1:14.78. Kristen Dwight also had a strong night for the Mount, placing third in the 50-yard freestyle in 29.66 seconds.

Mount Saint Mary closed out the event with a victory in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of Gursky, Dwight, Crowley and Bunch beat the field in a time of 1:54.89.

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