FLUSHING, N.Y. (Nov. 8, 2018) - Jennifer Arana-Perez of the Queens College swimming and diving team out-touched Baruch's Wendy Ambrosio by over a second in the 200-yard freestyle relay as the Knights came back to knock off Baruch by a 49-46 score on Thursday (Nov. 8) at a tri-meet held at the Queens College Aquatic Center.
The Knights also faced Adelphi at the meet, with the Panthers claiming a 65-30 victory in Flushing.
Arana-Perez anchored the Knights' relay team which included Gabriela Almeida, Amanda Giordano and Megan Dawes. The team finished the race in second place with a total time of 1:47.37, besting Baruch's relay team which touched the wall in a time of 1:48.50.
Earlier in the meet, Almeida swam second in the 1000-yard freestyle distance (12:19.03) with Giordano finishing third in the grueling race in a time of 13:10.25. Dawes won the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:47.89---overpowering the second-place finisher by almost 17 seconds---and also posted a second-place time of 2:08.33 in the 200-yard freestyle event while Arana-Perez won the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:20.37. The senior---one of six seniors recognized prior to the meet---also clocked a 58.49-second time in the 100-yard freestyle to earn a second-place distinction. Anna Lee rounded out the strong performances for the Knights with a third-place time of 1:15.36 in the 100-yard breaststroke.
The Knights will compete on Wednesday (Nov. 14) in another tri-meet, this one held by the College of New Rochelle. Queens will face York College at the meet as well as the Blue Angles of CNR, with the action set to begin at 6 p.m.