Shoremen dominate Sea Gulls during home meet on Saturday, Nov. 9

The men’s and women’s swim teams take home their first non-conference win against Salisbury University

By Jensyn Hartzell

Elm Staff Writer

Both the men’s and women’s swimming team were victorious this past Wednesday, hosting Salisbury. 

The Shoremen gained their 28th consecutive win over the Seagulls after this match ended at a score of 134-63. 

Freshman, Gage Mandrell dominated the water on Wednesday, winning three events. He placed first in both the 200 individual medley (2:01.91) and the 500 freestyle (4:57.10). His third win in the 1000 freestyle (10:08.05) placed him as fourth-fastest swimmer in this event at Washington College. 

Mandrell was also named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Swimmer of the Meet. 

Fellow freshman Jackson Graham also won first in the 100 butterfly (54.20) as well as second in the 50 freestyle (22.63). 

Brett Edwards, junior, placed first in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.74) and second in the 200 individual medley (2:02.64).

Junior Andrew Feeley won the 100 backstroke (53.77) and placed second in the 200 freestyle (1:51.24). 

The Shoremen continued to protect their home waters as they won two group events. Feeley, Edwards, sophomore Nate Braddock, and senior Seth Wrigley won the 400 medley relay together (3:40.40). 

Graham, Wrigley, sophomore Joseph Bozzi, and senior Dave Rovansek also won the 200 freestyle (1:30.12). 

Wrigley placed second in the 100 butterfly (54.48); Rovansek was also second, but in the 100 freestyle (50.15). 

Lastly, senior Teague Sauter achieved second in both the 1000 freestyle (10:47.34) and the 500 freestyle (5:17.94). 

The Shoremen attained their first win of the season against the Sea Gulls. 

Their record is now 1-4. 

The women’s team also triumphed over Salisbury, making it their 33rd straight win in a row. 

The Shorewomen have not lost to the Gulls since 1985. The ending score was 136-69 for the shorewomen. Kristina Curley, freshman, won first in both the 1000 freestyle (11:32.11) and the 500 freestyle (5:38.45). 

Curley was also named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Swimmer of the Meet. 

Sophomores Teresa Draves and Alexa Luecke also swam into first place for two events. Luecke placed first in the 100 freestyle (55:15) and the 200 freestyle (2:00.27). 

Draves won the 200 individual medley (2:16.98) along with the 100 breaststroke (1:11.13). The 100 backstroke was won by junior Allison Gallagher (1:03.66), who also placed second in the 200 individual medley (2:23.04). 

Sophomore Anna Hall, was able to achieve first in the 100 butterfly (1:02.43). Draves, Hall, and Lueke worked with sophomore Emily Homer to win the 400 medley relay (4:13.17). 

But these were not the only group of Shorewomen to win a relay. 

Junior Lindsay Strauss, senior Savannah Quade, freshman Sydney Mika, and Gallagher won the 100 backstroke (1:47.17) for the meet.

Homer was also able to place second in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.51).

 The Shorewomen’s record now stands at 1-4. 

Both the men’s and women’s teams will be competing again at Washington on Friday, November 15th. They will swim against St. Mary’s College of Maryland, who is currently 1-2. 

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