SHIPPENSBURG (Oct. 12, 2019) — The Shippensburg University men’s swimming team claimed gold in a pair of events Friday night as it began competition in its annual tri-meet against West Chester and host Southern Connecticut State.
Senior Jeff Beyer won the 100-yard freestyle in 48.42 seconds, and later teamed up with sophomore Andrew Hale, junior Hunter Keck and sophomore Trevor Woolwine to win the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:26.99.
Three of those men also came right back to achieve a second-place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay. Hale, Woolwine, junior Eric Zimmerman and Beyer swam 7:12.39.
Shippensburg had four individual Top-3 finishes on the night, including Woolwine finishing third in the 100-yard backstroke (55.23 seconds), Hale taking third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.22) and sophomore Vin Salvatore taking third in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:00.65.
A total of eight Raider swims on the night satisfied the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifying standards.
In addition to the aforementioned swims, senior Nick Bloom completed the 100-yard backstroke in 55.72 seconds, Salvatore completed the 400-yard IM in 4:18.62, and sophomore Matt Bochanski finished the 400-yard IM in 4:22.20. Bochanski also touched the wall in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:00.57.
The second and final day of competition from Connecticut begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.
400 Medley Relay
Michael Hannig, Matt Bochanski, Nick Bloom, Trevor Woolwine 3:40.43
3. Andrew Hale 1:00.22 (PSAC)
Matt Bochanski 1:00.57 (PSAC)
Hunter Keck 1:03.28
Christian Sawyer 1:08.18
3. Vin Salvatore 2:00.65 (PSAC)
Eric Zimmerman 2:06.72
Kordell Morgan 2:06.89
Vin Salvatore 4:18.62 (PSAC)
Matt Bochanski 4:22.20 (PSAC)
Nick Bloom 4:32.06
200 Free Relay
1. Andrew Hale, Hunter Keck, Trevor Woolwine, Jeff Beyer 1:26.99
Tylor Yakaitis, Michael Hannig, Elijah Zinn, Adam Fox 1:33.35
Anthony Caravaggio, Kordell Morgan, Christian Sawyer, David Bussard 1:36.51
800 Free Relay
2. Andrew Hale, Trevor Woolwine, Eric Zimmerman, Jeff Beyer 7:12.39
Vin Salvatore, David Bussard, Hunter Keck, Tylor Yakaitis 7:34.53