The men’s and women’s swim teams competed in the Franklin and Marshall Invitational in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Nov. 22. The men’s team finished in sixth place while the women’s team finished in eighth place.
Head coach Gary Orr was impressed by his squad.
“We swam well overall,” said Orr.
For the men’s team, in the 1,650-yard freestyle, sophomore Aspen-Jade Tucker came in fifth place with a time of 16:58.12, his personal best. In the 400-yard medley relay, the team of freshman Jesse Smith, senior co-captain Peter Kellner, sophomore Andrew Ramos and junior RJ Carillo placed fourth with a time of 3:29.94. In the A-Final of the 200-yard breaststroke, Carillo claimed second place with a time of 2:10.22.
In the A-Final of the 400-yard individual medley, freshman Jesse Smith captured a fourth place finish in 4:16.28. Meanwhile in the A-Final of the 200-yard freestyle race, Tucker claimed fourth place, as he clocked in at 1:44.63, another personal best.
In the A-Final of the 100-yard backstroke Ramos claimed fifth place, posting a time of 53.75. Then, in the A-Final of the 200-yard IM, Carillo placed fourth at 1:57.36. Sophomore Jose Alferez posted a fourth place finish in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:57.94.
Next, in the A-Final of the 100-yard breaststroke, Carillo placed third overall, clocking in at 59.03, while in the A-Final of the 200-yard butterfly, Smith claimed a third place finish with a time of 1:57.37.
Lastly, in the 400-yard freestyle, the team of Ramos, Tucker, Kellner and Carillo finished in sixth place, clocking in at 3:13.19.
For the women’s team, sophomore Maggie Herbert won the A-Final of the 50-yard freestyle with a winning time of 23.69, defeating a field that featured NCAA Division I swimmers.
Additionally, Herbert claimed a third place finish in the A-Final of the 100-yard freestyle, clocking in at 52.37. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the team of Herbert, fellow sophomores Caitlyn Bach and Meghan Trewhella and freshman Sarah Stacey finished in fifth place with a time of 1:38.65.
Herbert also finished sixth overall in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:56.63. In the 100-yard backstroke, junior Danielle Bach posted a 12th place finish, touching the wall at 1:00.56.
Then, in the 200-yard medley relay, the team of Arthur, Herbert, D. Bach and Trewhella finished in fifth place with a time of 1:49.58
Sophomore Aspen-Jade Tucker thought that the Franklin and Marshall Invitational was a good meet.
“It’s a little early, late in November instead of December, when we’re used to midseason rest meets,” he said.
“[I was]just keeping my stroke long, keeping a good pace, trying to figure when I should go faster or slow down a little bit, keeping my head straight and keeping my form good,” said Carillo
Herbert was satisfied with her 50-yard freestyle.
“I wasn’t expecting a time like that, so I was happy with that,” said Herbert of her 23.69 time.
The Roadrunners return to action after the new year on Jan. 23 for a home meet when they battle NJAC rival Montclair State University, where they will honor eight students on their senior day.