MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONS

Rider Sweeps Monmouth on Senior Day

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: January 24, 2017
Print RSS
Article Image
Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
College Swimming & Diving

Men: Rider University 133, Monmouth University 73

Women: Rider University 112, Monmouth University 69

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – The Rider University swimming and diving team closed out the 2016-17 dual-meet season with a sweep of MAAC foe Monmouth University on Tuesday evening at the Coppola Pool inside the Maurer Center on Senior Day. The men remained unbeaten in dual-meet action, topping the Hawks, 133-73, and the women raced past the guests, 112-69.

The men moved to 9-0 overall and 3-0 versus conference opponents, while the women improved to 2-7 on the year and 2-1 against MAAC teams. For the men, it was their 17th dual-meet victory in a row and their seventh of the season. The Broncs winning streak dates back to the 2014-15 season.

For the Rider women, a pair of swimmers won two events apiece. Sophomore Taylor Stalnaker (Monroe, NY/Monroe-Woodbury) and senior Ariana Palmer (Burlington, NJ/Burlington Township) teamed with junior Julianna Runk (Baltimore, MD/Perry Hall) and senior Jacquelynn Parker (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) to win the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:49.59. Stalnaker also won the 100 back with a time of 1:00.10, while Palmer finished first in the 100 fly (1:00.77).

Other winners for the Broncs included sophomore Victoria Evans (Egg Harbor, NJ/Egg Harbor Township) in the 50 free (25.75), freshman Natalie Carter (Yucaipa, CA/Riverside City/Yucaipa) in the 200 free (1:59.22) and freshman Olivia Iswalt (Reading, PA/Berks Catholic) in the 100 free (54.96). In the diving events, sophomore Breanne Hatter (Lincroft, NJ/Middletown HS South) won the 1M with a score of 256.87.

The Rider men won every event to put an exclamation point on the final home dual meet of the season. The 200 free relay quartet of senior Matthan-Matthew Martir (Severn, MD/Old Mill), sophomore Vincent Gibbons (North Brunswick, NJ/North Brunswick), senior William Molloy (Toms River, NJ/ Toms River HS North) and junior Zack Molloy (Toms River, NJ/Toms River HS North) set a new pool record with a time of 1:24.54.

Other winners for the men included, Gibbons in the 100 back (54.12), William Molloy in the 200 free (1:44.49) and Zack Molloy in the 50 free (21.06). Senior Sam Cramer (Escondido, CA/San Pasqual) won two events, the 1,000 free (9:58.90) and the 100 free (47.98), while freshman Justin Carey (Landenberg, PA/Avon Grove) took first in the 100 fly (51.97). Carey also teamed with sophomore Brandon Ewer (Missouri City, TX/Ridge Point), junior Ben Smith (Forked River, NJ/Lacey Township) and senior Harun Filipovic (Princeton, NJ/Bucknell/Princeton) to win the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:36.44.

The Broncs return to action in two weeks, competing in the MAAC Championship at the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center in Buffalo, NY. The four-day event begins on Wednesday, February 8, and concludes on Saturday, February 11. The Rider men currently boast the top time in all the relay events and 13 of the 14 individual events. 
BroncVision
Play
2016 NCAA Zone Diving Preview
Play
Behind the Bronc-Megan Radolec
Play
SWIM: Post Meet vs. Fairfield 10/16/15
Play
SWIM: Post Meet vs. UMBC 10/10/15
Play
SWIM - 2015 MAAC Preview - Fletcher 2/9/15
Play
ESPN 3 Interview with Steve Fletcher
Play
SWIM-Post Meet-vs Seton Hall - Fletcher 10/16/14
Play
SWIM - Season Preview - Fletcher 10/15/14
Play
2014 NCAA Zones Preview - Hiller
Play
SWIM: Post Meet vs. Saint Peter's 1/18/14 - Fletcher
Play
Dive: Post Meet vs. Saint Peter's 1/18/14 - Hiller
Play
SWIM: Post Meet vs. Saint Peter's 1/18/14 - Leonhard
Play
SWIM: Post Meet vs. Saint Peter's 1/18/14 - Mullaney
Play
SWIM: Post Meet vs. Saint Peter's 1/18/14 - Newhouse
Play
SWIM: Post Meet vs. Saint Peter's 1/18/14 - Warwick
Play
Post Meet vs. Georgetown - Fletcher 12/20/13
Play
Post Meet vs. Georgetown - Martir 12/20/13
Play
Post Meet vs. Georgetown - Oswald 12/20/13
The Campaign