SWIMMING DROPS DUAL MEET AT RIDER
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – The Monmouth University men’s and women’s swimming teams fell to MAAC front runner Rider in a dual meet on Tuesday evening.
The men’s team lost by a 133-73 final and Rider’s women’s team topped the Hawks 112-69.
Anne Skimmons won the women’s 200-yard IM and placed third in the 100-yard butterfly to highlight Monmouth’s individual efforts. Freshman Mary Emich secured a second-place mark in the 100-yard freestyle and took third in the 50-yard freestyle race.
NOTES & QUOTES
“The team showed a lot of fight tonight against the top team in the MAAC. We have some things to clean up in the technical aspects of our races, but overall they showed tremendous energy and spirit throughout the meet. Most importantly we continue to improve as a team with the MAAC Championships two weeks away.”
- Monmouth head coach Matt Nunnally
- In the women’s 200-yard IM Skimmons touched the wall in 2:16.49, nearly two full seconds faster than second place.
- Rookie Eric Sorensen turned in one of the top performances on the men’s side when he finished the 100-yard backstroke in 56.39
- Yannick Lyons’ time of 23.08 in the 50-yard freestyle was a new personal best for his Monmouth career.
- Billy Lyons also set a personal best time in the 50-yard freestyle, with his time of 23.70.
- Austin D’Angelo set a new personal record in the 100-yard breaststroke when he touched the wall in 1:02.61.
Monmouth’s women’s team faces Sacred Heart on Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in West Long Branch, while the men’s team hosts NJIT on Saturday afternoon at Steadman Natatorium.