Marist split a pair of dual meets against Rider on Saturday in Poughkeepsie.
Marist Press Release
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - Junior Megan Berardelli qualified for the NCAA Zone A Qualifier Diving Championships on both boards as the Marist women’s swimming and diving team beat Rider, 186-109, on Oct. 29 in McCann Natatorium.
Berardelli placed first in the 1- and 3-meter dives, surpassing the standard scores for the national meet in March. She won the 1-meter event after racking up 293.10 points and took the top spot at three meters with 277.05 points. Sophomore Lauren Katz finished third at one meter (250.05 points) by 1.27 points and second at three meters (242.85 points).
Upper and underclassmen paved the way for the Red Foxes, as senior Isabella Morreale and freshman Courtney Levins went 1-2 in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke. Morreale clocked in at 1:06.33 and 2:25.68 respectively while Levins followed suit with finishes of 1:08.28 and 2:26.43.
Senior Meredith Wurtz anchored the first place 200-yard medley relay team and won the 50- (24.36 seconds) and 100-yard (53.37 seconds) freestyle to compile 29 points for Marist. The Red Foxes also went 1-2-3 in the 500- and 1000-yard freestyle led by junior Sara Nestrowitz, who clocked in at 5:14.32 and 10:39.47 correspondingly. Classmate Melanie Newton was next in the 500 (5:17.97) and third at 1000 (10:47.53). Junior Deirdre Connor was third place at 500 yards (5:19.75) and classmate Shannon Gordon was no. 2 at 1000 (10:47.53).
Marist will head to Fairfield for the first time in three years to face the Stags in another MAAC dual meet at 1 p.m. Nov. 5.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – The Marist men’s swimming and diving team fell to Rider, 188.5-104.5, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference dual meet Oct. 29 in McCann Arena. Heading into the contest, the Broncs were ranked 23rd among mid-major schools in Division I according to collegeswimming.com.
The Red Foxes’ 200-yard medley relay squad picked up a second place finish after clocking in at 1:35.58. Sophomore Edward Oser swam the second leg of the race and posted times of 1:00.86 in the 100-yard breaststroke and 2:14.14 in the 200-yard event to take second and third place respectively.
In the freestyle circuit, Sophomore Miguel Madeira finished third in the 200- (1:43.89) and 500-yard (4:46.31) freestyle events. Also competing on a pair of relay teams, freshman Daniel Knoll won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.57 seconds, just a millisecond faster than Rider sophomore Vincent Gibbons. He placed second at 100 yards (47.05 seconds). Freshman Evan Nilsson picked up his first collegiate victory in the 1,000 freestyle, touching at 9:41.64 nearly 14 seconds ahead of the field.
Toward the end of the meet, sophomore Mark Miller paced his way to a second place time of 2:00.17 in the 200-yard IM.
Sophomore Peter Gallino swept the diving events for Marist, racking up 290.32 points at one meter and 262.12 points at three meters. Freshman Raislan Aiken was second in the 1-meter dive (257.62 points) and third at three meters (217.20 points).
For the first time in three years, the Red Foxes will be on the road against Fairfield for a 1 p.m. MAAC dual meet Nov. 5.