WAYNE, N.J. (Jan. 23, 2018) - The Queens College women's swimming team won eight of thirteen events on its way to a 134-86 victory on Tuesday (Jan. 23) over William Paterson University in dual-meet action. The QC men's swimming team fell to the Pioneers by a 77-38 score at the same meet.
Women's Swimming Results
The women's meet kicked off with QC taking the 200-yard medley relay by a wide margin over the host Pioneers. The Knights' 'A' relay of Megan Dawes, Anna Lee, Katie Waszkiewicz and Nicole Weinsheimer took care of the opposition with a time of 2:03.33 that was nearly a full nine seconds over the second-place squad from William Paterson. The trend continued of Queens victories coming by considerable margins in the 1000-yard freestyle as Gabriela Almeida touched the wall in a winning time of 12:08.44 that bested her competition by around 14.5 seconds. Jennifer Arana (2:08.29) and Dawes (2:08.66) went 1-2 in the women's 200-yard freestyle as the Knights were off and running in the meet; WPU's Quinn Reynolds bested Almeida and Weinsheimer in the 50-yard free to get the Pioneers in the win column for the evening, but the Knights placed 1-2-3 in the following event---the 200-yard individual medley. Jennifer Chung finished first in a time of 2:23.58 with Lee (2:26.73) and Waszkiewicz (2:40.74) trailing behind. While William Paterson claimed victories in the diving competitions and the 200-yard backstroke and 100-free, QC reigned superior in the remaining swimming events. Arana (2:25.40) and Michaela Raphael (2:41.51) went 1-2 in the 200-fly, while Almeida (5:51.91) and Dawes (5:52.12) took top-two billings in the 500-free. Lee was victorious in the 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 2:40.66 and the Knights' 200-yard free relay team of Chung, Amanda Giordano, Weinsheimer and Arana claimed victory in a time of 1:49.94.
Men's Swimming Results
Thomas Soregaroli and Eric Yanez placed 1-2 in the 100-yard freestyle for the Knights with times of 55.87 seconds and 1:07.15, respectively. Soregaroli was also first in the 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 2:51.39 and Nihaal Shameem won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:36.44. William Paterson had accumulated enough points in the earlier events to secure a victory over the Knights despite the squad's best efforts.
The Queens College swimming and diving teams will host SUNY Maritime on Wednesday (Jan. 31) in its senior meet at the QC Aquatic Center beginning at 6 p.m.