Ramapo Swim Teams Defeat College of Staten Island

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The men and women’s swim teams hosted the College of Staten Island for their third meet of the season on Saturday. The women’s team won by a score of 141-74 and the men’s team won 139-99.

“The team’s swimming well, swimming faster than we’ve ever swam this time of year. We trained; we changed the training regimen for the team so everything we gear towards is two big meets in the year, The Franklin and Marshall Invitational on November 21, 22 and 23 in Lancaster, PA,” said Ramapo’s ninth year head coach Gary Orr. “We’ll be down there with 12 teams including the number 10 team in the country, Steven’s Tech, and then we get back into it in meets and then we gear towards the end of the year at the Metropolitan Conference Championships at the end of February.

On the women’s side, senior captain Lauren Keller won the 200 yard freestyle event with an official time of 2:00.88. Junior freestyle Devan Swistack was not far behind with a third place finish with an official time of 2:13.23

Sophomore Brenda Arthur, freshmen Julia Housel and Margaret Herbert, and junior Megan Fosko were the winning team in the 400 yard medley relay team event with an official time of 4:13.28. The team of freshmen Maria Luisi and Caitlyn Bach, senior Jamie Stein, and sophomore Allison Van Glahn finished second in the event with a time of 4:33.01.

In the 100 yard breaststroke, Van Glahn came in second place with a time of 1:14.45. Fosko finished third in the event at 1:15.55. In the 100 yard edition of the freestyle event, Keller scored her second first place finish of the meet at 55.71 while Luisi and junior Megan Clark came in third and fourth with times of 1:04.19 and 1:06.18 respectively.

In the 50 yard freestyle freshman Herbert came in first with a time of 24.77. Keller was not far off the pace as she came in second at 25.23. Bach finished third in the event with a time of 26.76.

On the men’s side Saturday, freshman Chaz Cella won the 1,000 yard freestyle with an official time of 10:52.99 to tally nine Roadrunner points. Sophomore RJ Carillo, senior captain Phil Sokoloff, freshman Andrew Ramos, and sophomore Dan Drozdzewicz were the winning team in the 400 yard medley relay team event with an official time of 3:43.32.  

The team of senior captain Kevin Landmesser, freshman James Buckley, senior James Campbell, and junior Charlie May finished second in the event with a time of 3:56.26.

Landmesser claimed second place in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.82. May and sophomores Kevin Guo and William Mayer finished in the top three in the 50 yard freestyle event with times of 23.04, 23.10, and 23.99 respectively.

In the 200 yard butterfly, freshman Jose Alferez, junior Ben Henningsen and sophomore Evan Graziano placed second, third, and fourth in the 200 yard butterfly with respective times of 2:09.08, 2:11.65 and 2:14.42.

In the 200 yard individual medley event, Carillo came in first place at 2:17.51 while Guo was officially timed at 50.90 for a first place finish in the 100 yard freestyle.

With the win over the College of Staten Island, both Roadrunners teams will want to build their confidence as they head on the road to take on the University of Scranton for a 1 p.m. meet on Nov. 15.

“We have a sports psychologist, Dr. Robert Gilbert, coming in on the 14th, the day before the meet. He was here just recently at the school. He’ll be coming in to talk to the team” Orr said. “The Scranton meet is probably I’d say our biggest dual meet of the year, it’s going to be a knock down, drag out fight on both the men and women’s sides.”