Ramapo’s women’s swim team collected two wins on Saturday, Oct. 12 to open this year’s season as undefeated. The Roadrunners went up against Baruch College as well as Kean University in a conference match.
The first-place title in the 200-medley relay was secured by Ramapo with a time of 1:59.30. The team included sophomore Eliza Pluckhorn and freshmen Taylor Gray, Fiona Misiura and Olivia Davis. In addition to this victory, Pluckhorn won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:05.50.
Gray was alongside sophomore Madison Riccardi as they finished 1-2 in the 100-yard breaststroke with times of 1:12.65 and 1:18.32.
The victories did not end there for the Roadrunners. Misuria went on to obtain a first-place title in the 50-yard freestyle with a 26.72 finish. Freshman Kiersten Farrell also secured a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle with a 59.81 time, and sophomore Kiaranina Liwag maintained the first-place streak by placing first overall in the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 31.54.
Freshman Yara Hassan and junior Grace McCrone placed first and second respectively in the 50-yard freestyle, with times of 33.25 and 34.45. Freshman swimmer Carissa Campbell won with a time of 5:42.17 in the 500-yard freestyle. First and second place in the 100-yard butterfly were awarded to sophomores Abigael Coughlin (1:05.53) and Pamela Santos (1:05.81), their times milliseconds apart.
Gray shined again by winning first in the 100-yard IM with a time of 1:06.63, and sophomore Breanna Gleason closely followed in second at 1:09.94.
Kean University was defeated by the Roadrunners 78-35 in the first NJAC conference match of the season. While Baruch was also defeated 88-25, their match was non-conference action.
Ramapo’s women’s swim team will be hosting their next match against Drew University next Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. The match will be a non-conference game, and Drew’s women’s swimming and diving team currently holds a 0-1 record overall. Ramapo is currently undefeated.