Swimming Competes in First Meet of the Season

Swimming Competes in First Meet of the Season

WILKES-BARRE, Pa.- Men and Women's swimming competed in their first meet of the season at the Wilkes University Sprint Invite on Saturday.

The women's team placed 5th with a total of 200 points and the men's team placed 4th with a total of 24 points.

In the first event of the meet, both men and women competed in a mixed 200-yard medley relay. The relay consisted of Carolann Edwards, Alex Fontes, Jackson Hoch, and Meghan Brubaker finishing with a time of 2:09.83.

On the women's side, Krista Peachey finished 8th in the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 33.60 with Edwards just behind in 10th place with a time of 34.85. In the 50-yard breastroke, Brubaker finished 12th with a time of 38:53. Fontes placed 4th with a time of 1:03 in the 100-yard butterfly, and Emily Angeline finished 9th with a time of 1:05.43 in the 100-yard freestyle. In the 100 IM, Brubaker finished 10th with a time of 1:14.75 while Edwards and Angeline placed 14th and 15th respectively.

In the 400-yard medley relay, the team of Edwards, Fontes, Peachy, and Brubaker came in 3rd with a time of 4:58.72. In the 50-yard butterfly, Fontes came in with a time of 30.30 to take 4th place and Peachy came in at 31:86 to take 10th place. In the 100-yard backstroke, Edwards finished in 8th with a time of 1:18.93. The quartet of Angeline, Brubaker, Fontes, and Edwards put up a strong performance in the 200-yard freestyle relay coming in 3rd with a time of 2:01.40. In the 100-yard breastroke, Fontes finished 5th with a time of 1:18.69. In the 50-yard freestyle, Peachy came in 10th (29.12), Brubaker finished 15th (29:84), Angeline finished 16th (29:88), Kylee Lucero came in 23rd (45:65), and Danielle Ochs came in 24th (48.27)

The final event of the meet was the mixed 400 freestyle relay. The quartet of Angeline, Peachy, Hoch, and Fontes came in 6th with a time of 4:06.04.

On the men's side, Hoch placed 11th with a time of 1:11.12 in the 100-yard butterfly. Hoch came in 17th in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 31:85. In the 50-yard freestyle, Hoch finished in 19th with a time of 27:23.

Both teams return to action October 27th at the Susquehanna University Relays at 6:00pm.