Men’s and women’s swim take win and loss against Susquehanna

The men’s and women’s swim teams went against Susquehanna University this past Saturday. The men’s team recorded a 160-99 non-conference victory, whereas the women’s team lost 153-106.

It was a close match for the men’s team initially, alternating wins with Susquehanna between events. However, the Roadrunners ultimately won nine of their 15 events, surpassing Susquehanna and opening the season at 1-0 overall.

Doing his part to help lead Ramapo to victory in his first collegiate meet was Jack Hill, a Ramapo freshman. Hill placed first in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:55.67.

Hill also placed first in the 200-yard individual medley, clocking a time of 1:42.12, followed closely by fellow roadrunner Thomas Breen with a time of 1:53.76.

For the 200-yard medley, senior Tyler Moore, junior Benjamin Gomez, sophomore Joe Swede and Hill reached first place together with a combined time of 1:36.76.

There were plenty of top-three wins for the Roadrunners in this match. Brendan McDevitt led Ramapo in the 500-yard freestyle, finishing in first with a time of 5:15.20. In the 100-yard breast, Samuel De Leon posted a time of 1:01.66, closely followed by Moore, with a time of 1:02.43.

In the 50-yard freestyle event, Swede finished in first place in 22.14 seconds. He was followed by teammate Breen, who placed in third with 23.60 seconds.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team placed first and consisted of Swede, McDevitt, Moore and Gomez. Their combined time was 1:31.06.

Ramapo’s women’s swim team now stands at 0-2 on the year following their loss to Susquehanna on Saturday. The Roadrunners won six of their 15 events.

The women’s team performed strongly in many events, including the 200-yard medley relay. The team consisted of sophomore Alazne Sudupe, freshman Grace Korey, senior Megan Cortez-Fields and sophomore Cami Yovich, finishing in first place with a collective time of 1:58.42.

In the 1,000-yard freestyle, Sudupe and Yovich finished first and second with times of 11:31.60 and 11:40.19, respectively. The pair also took first and second in the 500-yard freestyle, Yovich in first with a time of 5:37.58, while Sudupe came in second with a time of 5:40.42.

In the 50-yard freestyle, Yovich took first in 26.76 seconds. Another first place finish went to  Cortez-Fields in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:02.08. Cortez-Fields retook first place for the 200-yard butterfly, finishing with a time of 2:27.12.

The 200-yard breaststroke saw Korey snagging the second place spot, finishing second with a time of 2:37.43, falling behind to Susquehanna’s Mac Moran, who took first.

Despite the Roadrunner’s first place finishes, Susquehanna still took the win. Up next, the men’s and women’s teams will face off against The College of New Jersey on Nov. 11 at the Adele & Reuben Thomas Pool in Mahwah.


Featured photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics