BROOKLYN — Knights Swimming traveled to Brooklyn College Saturday afternoon. After some delay with rush-hour traffic, the Knights hopped in and got to work. The women secured a win (105-68), while the men came up just eight points short of the Bulldogs (88-80).
Knight’s women certainly made up for the lost time in traffic, overwhelming the Bulldogs across the pool as they racked up seven first place finishes in the individual events.
The night kicked off with Emily Gursky, Kitty Masayda, Meghan Wurster and Cayla Nicholas swimming a strong 200-yard medley relay with a time of 2:05.88.
Tonight’s individual wins came from Grace MacHugh, Nicholas, Masayda, Gursky and Mulkerrins. The duo of Nicholas and Mulkerrins earned two wins apiece.
MacHugh earned the Knights their first individual win, in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 12:35.29.
Nicholas took care of sprint freestyle tonight, winning the 50-yard swim with a time of 26.79 and the 100-yard swim at 1:00.69. Freshman Mulkerrins handled the distance events, securing the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:35.98 and the 500 freestyle at 7:25.22.
Masayda earned her win in the 100-yard breastroke at 1:14.03, while Gursky won the 100-yard backstroke with a 1:13.74.
In the end, the men were outnumbered by the Bulldogs—but they still had a strong showing with six individual race wins.
Christopher Astacio, Tyler Williams, Jackson Lerner, Michael D’Ambrosio and Atticus Salazar took home individual wins of the night. Williams earned himself two victories, in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:30.69 and the 100-yard backstroke at 1:09.38.
Astacio had an exciting win in the 200-yard freestyle, pulling ahead in the back half of the race to finish at a 2:41.14. Lerner won the 50-yard freestyle right after, with a 24.62.
Salazar secured his win in the 500-yard freestyle finishing at 7:17.35. D’Ambrosio capped the night off for the team with a win in the 100-yard breastroke, at 1:16.83.
Head Coach Chris Mance is happy with the results. “Women came out with their first win, and the men came up just a few splashes short,” he said, adding, “both teams slayed.”