SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's swimming teams honored its seniors and opened 2022 with a sweep over the St. Mary's Seahawks on Saturday.
Men's Final Score: Salisbury 141, St. Mary's 76
Women's Final Score: Salisbury 134, St. Mary's 125
Records: Men (4-1) | Women (4-1)
Location: Maggs Pool- Salisbury, Md.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Christopher Knorr and Matthew Arter both led the way for the Sea Gulls with three first-place finishes each. Knorr finished first in the 200-meter free, 100-meter free and 200-meter fly. Arter finished first in the 800-meter free, 100-meter IM and 200-meter back.
Jordan DeGruchy led the way for Salisbury women with two first-place finishes. DeGruchy finished first in the 100-meter fly and 200-meter fly. Kara Graybill also had a strong meet with a first-place finish and a pair of second-place finishes. Graybill earned a gold in the 400-meter free and second in the 50-meter and 100-meter frees.
FIRST PLACE FINISHERS (*PR)
Arter: 800-meter free (9:14.93), 200-meter back (2:17.99), 200-meter IM (2:22.32).
Knorr: 200-meter free (2:02.14*), 100-meter fly (1:00.86*), 200-meter fly (2:18.70).
Austin Thielke: 400-meter free (4:27.05*).
Steven Olexy: 100-meter fly (1:07.15*).
Samuel Bufano: 100-meter free (57.11).
DeGruchy: 100-meter fly (1:12.78), 200-meter fly (2:43.51*)
Graybill: 400-meter free (5:12.58).
Olivia Totaro: 800-meter free (10:18.51*).
SECOND PLACE FINISHERS
Bufano: 50-meter free (25.59), 200-meter free (2:05.94*).
Thielke: 100-meter back (1:09.11*).
Olexy: 100-meter breast (1:15.00).
Alexander Harkowa: 200-meter breast (3:14.74*), 200-meter IM (2:44.00*).
Nathan Braun: 800-meter free (9:18.28*).
Anthony Basore: 200-meter back (3:18.07).
Graybill: 50-meter free (29.80), 100-meter free (1:05.65).
Totaro: 100-meter fly (1:15.69).
Peyton O'Brian: 100-meter breast (1:23.39*), 200-meter breast (3:02.94*), 200-meter IM (2:39.27*).
Daisy Holder: 400-meter free (5:15.63*), 800-meter free (10:48.54).
Amelia Nail: 200-meter back (2:42.86).
Mary Green: 200-meter free (2:31.17).
THIRD PLACE FINISHERS
Thielke: 100-meter free (58.07).
Olexy: 100-meter fly (1:07.15*).
Harkowa: 200-meter fly (2:51.99).
Braun: 400-meter free (4:37.97*), 100-meter breast (1:25.77).
Basore: 100-meter back (1:29.11*).
Totaro: 200-meter IM (2:40.63).
Nail: 400-meter free (5:16.93), 100-meter back (1:15.33).
Layla Tiberio: 100-meter free (1:08.51*), 200-meter free (2:33.77).
Airan Wolf: 200-meter fly (3:07.30).
Ashley Marcum: 200-meter back (2:42.95).
Caroline Pley: 800-mete free (11:31.25).
Olivia Hawkins: 50-meter free (30.57).
TOP THREE RELAY FINISHES
Men's 200-meter medley: Arter, Braun, Harkowa, Basore; 2nd (2:08.55)
Women's 200-meter medley: Marcum, Totaro, DeGruchy, Tiberio; 2nd (2:17.20)
Women's 200-meter medley: Holder, O' Brian, Wolf, Hawkins; 3rd (2:19.41)
Women's 200-meter free: Hawkins, Marcum, Nail, Graybill; 2nd (2:01.15)
Men's 200-meter free: Olexy, Bufano, Thielke, Knorr; 2nd (1:43.41)
- The men's team earned nine individual titles.
- The women's team picked up four individual titles.
- The men's team combined for 25 placed finishes.
- The women's team combined for 27 placed finishes.
- The men's team combined for 12 personal records.
- The women's team combined for nine personal records.
- The Salisbury swim teams be in the pool in Fredericksburg. Va. against Mary Washington on Saturday. Jan. 29.
- The meet is set to start at 1 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.
To learn more about the tradition of excellence with Sea Gull Athletics, visit www.SUSeaGulls.com or on social media @SUSeaGulls.