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Swim teams complete sweep of Sea Gulls in CAC clash

Swim teams complete sweep of Sea Gulls in CAC clash

ARLINGTON, Va.—The Marymount (Va.) University men and women's swimming teams conquered Salisbury University in a Capital Athletic Conference meet on Saturday afternoon, moving the men to 4-1 for the season and the women to 3-2. 

Men's Team

The men's squad pushed past the Sea Gulls, 137-120, and opened with a first-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay after seniors William Bryan and James Gibbons, sophomore Isaiah Jones and freshman Zachary Payne combined to touch the wall at 3:39.15.

Payne continued to perform well on the day, nabbing a first-place finish in the 200-yard free (1:52.46). Bryan picked up a top-place finish in the 100-yard breast with a time of 1:01.01, whole Jones touched the wall at 49.94 to take first in the 100-yard free. Gibbons took first in the 100-yard fly (54.10) to add ten points to the board.

Sophomore Ian Griffith notched a first-place finish in the 200-yard fly with a time of 2:05.27, and senior Tyler Hayes touched the wall at 21.95 to grab a top-place finish in the 50-yard free.

The men rounded out the meet with a top finish in the 400-yard free relay at a time of 3:22.61. Bryan, Jones, Hayes, and sophomore Trey Brown combined their efforts to get the win.

Women's Team

The women's squad dominated the competition in a 155-107 victory over the Sea Gulls. Senior Kassidy Schmidt, junior Morgan Alston, and freshmen Hayley Elizondo and Jessie Bricker notched a first-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay (4:12.27) to open the meet. 

Elizondo also pieced together a fantastic performance adding 27 points to the board with a top-place finish in the 100- and 200-yard breast, and 200-yard IM after touching the wall at 1:10.69, 2:34.11 and 2:14.23, in that order.  

Alston continued her impressive performance by notching a first-place finish in the 100-yard back (1:01.63) and the 100-yard fly (1:01.69). Sophomore Taylor Plumley touched the wall at 11:39.33, eight seconds ahead of the next swimmer to notch a first-place finish in the 1000-yard free. Sophomore Claire Cassidy earned a first-place in the 200-yard fly after touching the wall at 2:24.53.  

The blue and white will host a dual meet again on Friday, January 20 against Division I Howard University. First race is set for 6 p.m., in the Rose Bente Lee Center.