PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Salisbury University men's and women's swimming teams started the Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Conference (METS) Swimming Championships on Thursday with the men's and women's 800-yard freestyle relay.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The women's relay team of Peyton O'Brian, Jordan DeGruchy, Olivia Totaro and Kara Graybill finished sixth with a time of 8:12.28. O'Brian led off the relay with a personal best time of 2:03.55. The team finished just two seconds shy of the school record in the 800 freestyle set in 2001. Rowan picked up the win in the race with a time of 7:45.54.
The men's tandem of Christopher Knorr, Samuel Bufano, Austin Thielke and Nathan Braun turned in a seventh-place time of 7:18.98. Leading off the men, Knorr set a personal best with a time of 1:46.46. TCNJ finished first in the event with a time of 6:38.62.
The METS Championship continues on Friday, Feb. 18. The preliminary races will 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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