College Swimming and Diving
at Princeton’s Big Al Invitational Day 2
PRINCETON--The Rider University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are competing at the Big Al Open hosted by Princeton University.
The three day meet is taking place at the DeNunzio pool.
"We have a young team that are managing the stress of the trials and finals well," said head coach Steve Fletcher. "Each night, we have had a shot at more and more swimmers in the finals and we expect that to continue on Sunday."
On day two for the Rider men, freshman Sam Cramer (Escondido, Calif./San Pasqual) finished third in the 200 free finals after a seventh place finish in the preliminary race (1:40.81), sophomore Adam Phillips (Springville, Pa./Elk Lake) finished fourth in the 100 breast finals (56.95) after placing fifth in the prelims (56.90), freshman William Molloy (Toms River/Toms River North) finished fifth in the 200 free finals (1:40.19) after placing fourth in the prelims (1:40.50) and freshman Daniel Andronov (Princeton) placed eighth in the 100 breast finals after finishing eighth in the prelims (57.23) Saturday afternoon.
For the Rider women, junior Carlee Oswald (Henderson, Nev./Green Valley) posted an 11tth place finish in the 100 back finals (58.16) after also finishing 11th in the 100 back preliminaries (57.82) Saturday afternoon.
Also for the Rider men, senior Sean Newhouse (Katy, Texas/Morton Ranch) placed 14th in the 200 free finals (1:43.08) after placing 11th in the prelims (1:41.25).
Also for the Rider women, junior Heather Good (Hillsborough) placed 12th in the 100 breast finals (1:06.62) after placing ninth preliminaries (1:06.27), sophomore Taylor Shelley (Wilmington, Del./Padua Academy) finished 13th in the 100 breast finals (1:07.99) after taking 14th in the prelims (1:07.49) and was 21st in the 400 IM (4:41.00), junior Morgan Kandrac (Hamilton/Notre Dame) placed 14th in the 100 breast finals (1:07.80) after placing 16th in the preliminaries (1:08.07) and junior Gess Charniga (Kendall Park/South Brunswick) placed 16th in the 100 breast finals (1:09.00) after finishing 13th in the prelims (1:07.38).
"We are proud of Trevor making finals against a tough field of divers who are all NCAA qualifiers," Fletcher said.
On the diving board for the women, freshman Heather Lonkert (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) finished 12th on the one-meter (219.00).
"The Big Al Open gives us a chance at facing national caliber swimmers," Fletcher added.
Other men’s preliminary results include, junior Shane Tubb finished 16th in the 100 fly preliminaries (50.09), freshman Zachary Mabin (Hamilton/Steinert) finished 20th in the 100 breast preliminaries (58.42) and freshman Cameron Hoyh (Orinda Calif./Miramonte) finished 21st in the 400 IM (4:12.49).
Other women’s preliminary results include, sophomore Kaitlyn O’Connor (Beverly, Mass./Beverly) placing 19th in the 400 IM prelims (4:40.93), sophomore Erin Westcott (Unionville, Conn./Farmington) placing 20th in the 100 back preliminaries (1:00.43), freshman Kendall Bundy (Denver, Colo./Denver South) was 21st in the 100 back preliminaries (1:00.62) and sophomore Megan Radolec (Severn, Md./Old Mill) placed 22nd in the 100 back prelims (1:00.71).
The men’s 800 free relay team of junior Mohamed Nouser (Bayonne), freshman Denny Atkinson (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield), Mabin and freshman Jake DiBella (West Hartford, Conn./William H. Hall) finished 11th in 7:03.18.
The women’s 200 medley relay team of Oswald, Shelley, freshman Ariana Palmer (Burlington/Burlington Twp) and Charniga placed ninth in 1:48.92).
The 800 free relay team of senior Melanie Leonhard (Piscataway), Oswald, O’Conner and Parker placed 11th in 7:50.18.
Competition continues through Sunday.