Women's Swimming & Diving

Arana Victorious on First Day of Ranger Invitational

Arana Victorious on First Day of Ranger Invitational

MADISON, N.J.Jennifer Arana-Perez came away victorious in the 100-yard butterfly to lead the women's team, as the Queens College swimming teams completed day one of the Ranger Invitational hosted by Drew University on Friday.

The Queens women's team was second with 105 points on the first day of the Ranger Invitational, while the men's team garnered 13 points in fourth.

On a strong day for the women's squad, Arana took the 100 with a winning time of 59.91. She added to her total as the 400-yard medley relay squad of Gabriela Almeida, Anna Lee, Arana and Jennifer Chung finished second with a time of 4:16.43, and the 200-yard medley relay of Arana, Lee, Katie Waszkiewicz and Chung placed third with a time of 2:00.42.

Meanwhile, the women's 200-yard freestyle relay team of Almeida, Nicole Weinsheimer, Liela Hasan-Hafez and Amanda Giordano finished second at 1:48.33. Almeida also finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle and fifth in the 1650-yard freestyle. Chung (2:21.10) and Lee (2:21.50) were third and fourth in the 200-yard IM, and Weinsheimer placed fifth in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing in 27 seconds.

For the men's team, Jordan Melidor-Fuxis finished in third place with a time of 52.54 in the 100-yard butterfly, and TJ Soregaroli was seventh at 1:00.33 out of 10 competitors. Nihaal Shameem was eighth in the 50-yard freestlyle with a mark of 25.70.

The Knights will look to continue their success at the Ranger Invitational at Drew University on Saturday, Dec. 2.