PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Four swimmers qualified for the finals for the Salisbury University men's and women's swim teams on day two of the Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Conference (MET) Championship on Friday.
Men's Day Two Score: Salisbury 8th: 91 points
Women's Day Two Score: Salisbury 10th: 86 points
HOW IT HAPPENED
Matthew Arter and Austin Thielke both qualified for the finals in the 500-yard free. Arter finished 21st with a personal best time of 4:53.96. Theilke finished 23rd with a personal record of 4:59.74. The 200-yard medley relay team of Arter, Steven Olexy, Christopher Knorr and Samuel Bufano finished ninth with a season-best time of 1:41.35.
Olivia Totaro and Jordan DeGruchy each qualified for the finals on Friday. Totaro touched the wall in 21st place in the 500-yard free with a personal best time of 5:25.67. DeGruchy registered a 23rd-place finish in the 200-yard IM with a personal best time of 2:18.07. The 200-yard medley relay team of DeGruchy, Amelia Nail, Peyton O'Brian and Olivia Hawkins finished 11th with a season-best time of 1:57.57.
Qualified Racers (Final Time)
Arter: 500-yard free; 21 (4:53.96)
Thielke: 500-yard free; 24 (4:59.74)
DeGruchy: 200-yard IM; 23 (2:18.07)
Totaro: 500-yard free; 21 (5:25.67)
Men's 200-yard Medley: Arter, Olexy, Knorr, Bufano; 9th (1:41.35)
Women's 200-yard Medley: Nail, O'Brian, DeGruchy, Hawkins; 11th (1:57.57)
- The METS Championship continues on Saturday, Feb. 19. The preliminary races start at 9:30 a.m. with the qualifying racers competing in the finals at 5:30 p.m.
Salisbury University is a proud member of NCAA Division III with primary membership in the Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference, along with the New Jersey Athletic Conference for football and the Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Conference for men's and women's swimming. With over 500 student-athletes in 21 varsity sports, SU is recognized as one of the most competitive intercollegiate athletics programs regardless of division, and dedicated coaches and staff that foster excellence on-and-off the field. The Sea Gulls have celebrated 22 team national championships, 24 individual national champions, 186 conference championships and 41 Academic All-Americans.
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