Broncs men finish second at ECAC's; women 11th
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Rider University men’s & women’s swimming & diving teams wrapped up competition at the ECAC Open Championships at the U.S. Naval Academy Sunday. The men finished second with 378 points, behind only Navy, while the women took 11th with 97 points.
The Rider men took the top finish in six different time trial events. Maciej Paz (Garfield, NJ/Paramus Catholic) won the 100 yard backstroke in 51.39, while Ben Smith (Forked River, NJ/Lacey Township) won the 200 yard butterfly in 1:51.03. Sam Cramer (Escondido, CA/San Pasqual) finished first in two events, winning the 100 yard breaststroke in 58.73 and the 100 yard butterfly in 51.30.
Junior Zack Molloy (Toms River, NJ/Toms River HS North) continued his strong season in the water, winning the 100 free with a time of 43.53. The mark set a new meet record and earned the Broncs 20 points.
The quartet of Zack Molloy, his brother, William Molloy (Toms River, NJ/Toms River HS North), Cramer and Vincent Gibbons (North Bruswick, NJ/North Bruswick) took home gold in the 400 free rely with a mark of 2:58.79. The tim was tops in the field by over a second and was .60 seconds away from the meet record.
The Broncs return to action tomorrow at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships in Christianburg, VA, at noon.
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