ARLINGTON, Va. – The Salisbury University men's and swimming teams swept the Marymount Saints on Saturday to open the 2021-22 season. With the wins, head coach Nate Parsley earned his first victories at the helm of the Sea Gulls.
Men's Final Score: Salisbury 141, Marymount 90
Women's Final Score: Salisbury 140, Marymount 122
Records: Men (1-0) | Women (1-0)
Location: The Aquatics Center at Rose Bente Lee Center- Arlington, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The women's team was down by five points heading into the final two events. The Sea Gulls collected first, second and third place in the 200-yard IM. Then, the 200-yard free relay team of Amelia Nail, Ashley Marcum, Olivia Hawkins and Kara Graybill finished in first to complete the comeback.
Kara Graybill and Peyton O'Brian both led the way with three victories apiece. Graybill finished first in the 50-yard free, 100-yard free and 200-yard free. O'Brian finished first in the 500-yard free, 1,000-yard free, and 200-yard IM. Olivia Totaro, Jordan DeGruchy and Ashley Marcum each had two second place and a third-place finish respectively. Amelia Nail collected three third-place finishes.
Mattew Arter and Samuel Bufano led the Sea Gull men with three first-place finishes apiece. Arter place first in the 500-yard free, the 100-yard back, and the 200-yard back while Bufano finished first in the 50-yard free, the 100-yard free and the 1,000-yard free. Christopher Knorr and Ari Fisher both finished first in their respective races.
FIRST PLACE FINISHERS (*PR)
Arter: 500-yard free (5:12.97), 100-yard back (58.15), 200-yard back (2:03.59).
Bufano: 50-yard free (23.25), 100-yard free (52.18), 1000-yard free (11:24.58).
Knorr: 100-yard fly (55.63*), 200-yard fly (2:09.01)
Fisher: 100-yard breast (1:07.16), 200-yard breast (2:28.14)
Graybill: 50-yard free (26.71), 100-yard free (58.77), 200-yard free (2:09.92).
O'Brian: 500-yard free (5:55.97*), 1000-yard free (12:17.24), 200-yard IM (2:27.74).
SECOND PLACE FINISHERS
Knorr: 200-yard IM (2:18.32)
Fisher: 200-yard free (2:00.84)
Alexander Harkowa: 100-yard breast (1:23.35).
Nate Braun: 1000-yard free (11:48.26*)
Totaro: 200-yard free (2:12.53*), 200-yard IM (2:28.40*)
DeGruchy: 100-yard fly (1:04.84), 200-yard fly (2:36.06
Marcum: 100-yard back (1:09.15), 200-yard back (2:33.15)
Layla Tiberio: 100-yard free (1:02.68)
THIRD PLACE FINISHERS
Braun: 500-yard free (5:44.67), 200-yard fly (2:33.04)
Harkowa: 100-yard fly (1:10.93), 200-yard IM (2:43.09)
Austin Thielke: 100-yard back (1:02.12), 200-yard back (2:15.94*), 200-yard breast (2:50.77).
TOP THREE RELAY FINISHES
Women's 200-yard Medley: Mary Green, O'Brian, DeGruchy, Hawkins; 2nd (2:05.24)
Women's 200-yard Free: Nail, Marcum, Hawkins, Graybill; 1st (1:47.40)
Women's 200-yard Free: Tiberio, Karli Chancey, Pley, and Maggie Giggey; 3rd (1:51.56)
- The men's team earned 10 individual titles.
- The women's team picked up six individual titles.
- The teams combined for nine personal bests in the season-opening meet.
- The Salisbury swim teams will head up the Eastern Shore on Saturday, Nov. 6 to take on the Washington Shoremen.
- The meet is set to start at 1 p.m.