By Amie Canfield
MONTCLAIR, NJ – It was an afternoon of solid performances for the Vassar men’s and women’s swimming & diving team, as they competed in dual meet action at Montclair State University on Saturday afternoon. The Brewers men shouldered a tough 160-135 loss to the Red Hawks, while the Vassar women were edged 162.5 to 135.5 by Montclair State.
Vassar opened the day with a victory in the women’s 200-medley relay as the foursome of Sarah Quintana, Alejandra Robins, Maya Luongo and Abby Whittington posted a time of 1:55.72. The men’s event saw Max White, Nikolas Pham, Han Ryu and Ben Glazebnik combine for a time of 1:39.19.
In the women’s 1000-yard freestyle, Lilian Lowenthal took third overall with a time of 11:54.74, while the men’s event was won by Robbie Perot as he touched the wall in a time of 10:07.32. Next up came the women’s 200-yard free as Alanna Muello posted runner-up with a mark of 2:03.86, while White took the win in the men’s event, notching a time of 1:47.97.
The Brewers racked up another victory in the women’s 100-yard backstroke as Quintana won with a time of 1:01.69, while the men’s side was paced by Ryu in fourth with a time of 1:01.10. Szofia Lewis was third in the 100-breaststroke with a time of 1:18.23, while Pham also took third with a touch on the wall in 1:02.66.
In the 200-yard butterfly, the Brewers women shined as Robins and Grace Myers went 1-2 in the event. Robins won with a time of 2:16.35, while Myers touched in 2:18.14. In the men’s event, Tyler Tsukuda was second overall with a time of 2:08.38. In the 50-yard freestyle, Whittington shined for the women with a win in 25.90. The men’s side was also victorious as Glazebnik won with a time of 22.31.
Diving was up next with the 1-meter board and on the women’s side, Evelyn Boyle took second with a score of 148.10 points. The men’s event saw Sam Fujikawa earn the win, recording 162.30 points. Jacob Cerone was third overall with 133.15 points.
Upon the return to the pool, the Brewers made a statement in the 100-freestyle. The women’s side saw Whittington claim victory with a time of 56.42, while Muello earned second with a mark of 56.94. The men’s side was a 1-2-3 sweep as Glazebnik won with a time of 49.97. Pham was right behind in second with a time of 50.60, followed by Hayden Ehrenfeld in third with a time of 51.25.
Quintana grabbed a runner-up finish in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:12.35, while Luongo was third (2:19.50). The men’s side proved to be another win as White claimed the victory in a time of 2:00.59. In the 200-yard breaststroke, Lowenthal was the women’s winner, touching in a time of 2:34.90, while Robins earned third (2:37.13). The men’s event saw Hanlin Wang earn third in a time of 2:18.95.
The women’s 500-free was next as Myers was second with a time of 5:33.15. In the men’s event, Perot earned his second distance win in a time of 4:53.15. Whittington and Muello then went 2-3 in the 100-fly with times of 1:03.99 and 1:04.24, respectively, while Ryu and Jason Albaum were 3rd (54.78) and 4th (57.80) for the men.
1-meter Diving was up next once again as Boyle won this round, finishing the day with a total score of 362.95 points. On the men’s side, Fujikawa was second overall, but posted a total of 350.1 points on the day. Cerone also had a strong day with a total of 290.95.
Back in the water, action resumed with the 200-yard individual medley as Lowenthal and Luongo went 2nd (2:18.50) and 3rd (2:22.31), respectively for the women, while the men’s side saw Perot earn 2nd (2:03.05).
In the final events of the meet – the 400-Free Relay, the Vassar women’s foursome of Myers, Robins, Quintana and Muello posted victory with a time of 3:47.35. The men’s foursome of Brandon Li, Glazebnik, Perot and White were also victorious with a time of 3:18.14.
The Brewers men’s and women’s squads return to action this Saturday, traveling to Saratoga Springs for a 1pm dual meet against Skidmore College.