Vassar Women’s Swimming & Diving Bests Skidmore

By Amie Canfield

POUGHKEEPSIE – Powered by a number of solid performances, the Vassar women’s swimming & diving team posted a 165-118 victory over Skidmore College in action at Kresge Pool on Saturday afternoon. The men’s side saw the Thoroughbreds notch a 155-143 win over the Brewers.

In the opening 200-medley relay, Vassar was paced by junior Sarah Quintana, rookie Abbe Colgan and seniors Lilian Lowenthal and Abby Whittington, touching the wall first in a time of 1:51.75. The Brewers also saw rookie Bella Rippon, junior Alejandra Robins, senior Grace Myers and sophomore Maya Luongo finish third in 1:56.91. On the men’s side, the foursome of rookie Sam Deluca, seniors Anthony Cheng and Jason Albaum, along with sophomore Hayden Ehrenfeld took second overall in 1:39.98.

The 1000-yard freestyle saw rookie Maleigha Vietti earn first overall in 11:11.95, while classmate Quinn Hoaglund was second in 11:49.00. The men’s race came down to the wire as Vassar senior Robbie Perot surged from behind in the final laps, out-touching Skidmore’s Nicholas Sodi with a time of 10:14.97. Sodi had a mark of 10:15.23.

In the 200-yard freestyle, rookie Addie Wiener was the event winner in 2:02.45, followed by Quintana in second (2:03.60) and Myers in third (2:03.93) for critical points and the 1-2-3 finish. The men’s side saw sophomore Ben Glazebnik earn the win, touching in a time of 1:48.30, while junior Luke Johnson was third in 1:54.21. Next up in the 100-backstroke, Rippon took the victory in 1:01.81, while Luongo and rookie Abigail McLaughlin were third (1:03.73) and fourth (1:04.40), respectively. The men’s even saw Deluca earn third in 57.90, while rookie James Hatch was fourth in 1:00.98.

Colgan was the winner in the 100-breaststroke, touching in a time of 1:10.07, while rookie Stephanie Norris was third in 1:15.53. The men’s side was paced by Cheng, who was second in a time of 1:01.21. In the 200-butterfly, Robins was the event winner on the women’s side in 2:16.87, while Lowenthal and junior Karlie Porter took third (2:25.32) and fourth (2:28.24), respectively. The men’s side saw sophomore Tyler Tsukuda finish second in 2:09.35, while Albaum was third in 2:11.04. Next up in the 50-free, Whittington and Skidmore’s Lizzie Day battled, but it was Day with the win in 25.55, while Whittington took second in a fraction of a second, with a time of 25.56. Ehrenfeld won the men’s event, hitting the wall in 22.28 for the win.

In the diving events, the two teams took to the 1-meter board as senior Evelyn Boyle finished third with 179.10 points, while rookie Zoe Hoiland was fifth with 97.50 points. The men’s event saw sophomore Jacob Cerone take second with 167.63 points, while senior Ben Bragin was fourth with 120.30 points.

Back in the pool for the 100-free, Whittington took second in 56.17, while junior Alanna Muello was third in 56.59. The men’s side saw Glazebnik post his second victory with a time of 48.80, while Ehrenfeld was third in 50.50. The 200-backstroke saw Quintana the women’s winner in 2:13.22, while McLaughlin was right behind in second with a time of 2:18.34. The men’s event saw Hatch earn third overall in 2:12.41. In the 200-breast, Colgan was second in 2:37.80, while Rippon and rookie Frances Pope were third (2:42.63) and fourth (2:43.33), respectively. The men’s event was won by Cheng, who touched in a time of 2:15.15.

In the 500-free, Wiener finished second in the women’s event in 5:29.67, while Myers was third in 5:36.78. The men’s event was another showdown between Perot and Sodi with Perot the victor in a time of 5:02.22, while Skidmore’s Sodi was second with 5:02.98. In the 100-fly, Luongo took second in 1:00.84, while Glazebnik was the men’s winner with a mark of 53.92. In the 3-meter diving event, Cerone took first overall with a score of 181.50 points, while Bragin was fourth with 132.23 points. Back in the pool, Lowenthal finished second in the 200-IM with a time of 2:19.81, while Norris and Colgan picked up key points for the Brewers in third (2:20.85) and fourth (2:24.30), respectively. The men’s 200-IM saw Cheng earn third in 2:05.19, while Albaum was fourth in 2:10.33.

The final events of the afternoon were the 400-free relay as Wiener, McLaughlin, Luongo and Whittington combined to win the women’s event in 3:45.55. The foursome of Rippon, Myers, Muello and Quintana finished second in 3:46.28. The men’s event was won by the relay of Johnson, Glazebnik, Perot and Ehrenfeld as they combined for a time of 3:18.76.
Both squads return to action this Saturday when they travel to Troy, N.Y., for a 1pm meet at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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