Ramapo scores third victory in men’s swimming this season

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The Ramapo College men’s swim team had a very successful day at Widener University, securing a non-conference victory on the road, 119-67. The Roadrunners, winning seven events total at the meet, improved their record to 3-3 on the season. The Pride, on the other hand, fell to 7-4.

The highlight of the meet was Josh Templeton, who won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of just 1:50.89. Junior Spencer Hughes finished in third place in the same event, ending with a 1:54.80 time. 

In addition to his 200-yard victory, Templeton had a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle, ending with a time of 50.85 seconds. However, Templeton was not the only Roadrunner to secure a finish at the top. Freestyle swimmer Benjamin Gomez finished atop the competitors in the 50-yard freestyle with his 22.63 seconds time, and Chris Lee ended in third posting a time of 23.33 seconds.

Emile Eeckhout was able to add his name to Ramapo swimmers with a first-place finish after his performance in the 200-yard IM, clocking in at 2:04.36. Right behind him were two more Roadrunners, Samuel De Leon and Devin Alejado, with times of 2:10.10 and 2:11.02, respectively. Alejado also won the 100-yard backstroke after completing the race in just 57.67 seconds.

In the 100-yard breaststroke, Eeckhout and De Leon finished in first and second, further adding to Ramapo’s big day. Capping off the day was the 200-yard freestyle relay team, composed of Lee, Gomez, Templeton and Giovanni Alvarez, finishing first in the race.

The Roadrunners will try to build off this huge day at the Widener meet when they return to action on Saturday, Feb. 5. The team will host Susquehanna University in a non-conference meet at 2 p.m..