Swimming claims home dual meet


Jeff Beyer (above) and Stephanie O’Toole (below) had strong performances for the men’s and women’s teams Friday. Beyer and O’Toole’s contributions helped greatly in the SU win.

The Shippensburg University men’s and women’s swim teams enjoyed a lot of success at the first home meet of the season at Donald N. Miller Pool on Friday.

The men’s team won 7-of-11 events en route to a 126–76 victory over Fairmont State University.

For SU, Jeff Beyer continued his success, winning both of his distance freestyle events. Beyer won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:22.63, and the 500-yard freestyle in 4:51.89.

Both of Beyer’s times met the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s (PSAC) requirements for the PSAC Championship meet.

SU had nine men qualify for the PSAC Championships on the night.

Junior Kristian Voulopos had a huge meet once again for SU, winning the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:59.30. He also placed second in the 50-yard freestyle.

Evan Smith also had a strong meet, qualifying for PSACs with a time of 22.63 in the 50-yard freestyle. He was also a member of the 200-yard relay team along with Beyer, Voulopos and Shaun Smith that picked up a win with a time of 1:28.50.

Photo by Andrew Avilla / The Slate

O’Toole set a Donald N. Miller Pool record in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:21.13.

Another strong relay team consisted of Shaun Smith, Adam Fox, Nick Bloom and Christian Gamboa, who accomplished a time of 3:39.14 in the 400-yard relay.

For the women’s team, Stephanie O’Toole stole the show once again, setting a new Donald N. Miller Pool record in the 200-yard breaststroke and placing first with a time of 2:21.13. The time was also good enough to qualify for PSACs.

O’Toole crushed the old record set by Edinboro University’s Brooke Heath, breaking it by more than three seconds.

O’Toole also won the 200-yard freestyle, and contributed to a pool record in the 400-yard medley relay. The relay consisted of Carly Alvarado, O’Toole, Erin Fife and Sidney Owens. The squad finished the relay with a time of 4:01.25. The previous record was set by West Chester University in 2007. The team won the relay by 10 seconds.

The women won five events on the night, including both relay events. The team posted dual-meet victories over California University of Pennsylvania, 114–85, and Fairmont State, 145.5–50.5.

Owens also had a big meet for the Raiders. She qualified for PSACs in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.65 seconds, and in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:17.95.

SU’s Fife also qualified for PSACs in the 200-yard individual medley (2:16.53) and the 200-yard butterfly (2:17.63). Sophomore Lauren Ellis qualified in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:20.63.

The final win of the night for the Raiders was the 200-yard freestyle relay, in which MacKenna Angert, Felicia Chopyak, Kaytee Garcia and Jeanette Welch teamed up for a winning time of 1:45.51.

The men’s and women’s teams dual meet at Gannon University on Nov. 5 was canceled and will not be rescheduled. Instead, they will compete at Clarion University. The meet will begin at 5 p.m.


Men’s Results:

400 Medley Relay

1. Nick Bloom, Christian Gamboa, Shaun Smith, Adam Fox 3:39.14

3. Callum Hamel, Tyler Clisham, Shane Kaliszewski, Evan Smith 3:44.81

1000 Free

1. Jeff Beyer 10:22.63 (PSAC)

2. Quinton Beck 10:46.32

Evan Anthony 11:33.06

200 Free

2. Christian Gamboa 1:50.05 (PSAC)

Adam Fox 1:53.91

Mike Gyurisin 1:57.50

50 Free

2. Kristian Voulopos 22.25 (PSAC)

Evan Smith 22.63 (PSAC)

Thomas Toscano 22.97

200 IM

2. Nick Bloom 2:05.00

3. Callum Hamel 2:07.04

Tyler Clisham 2:10.38

200 Fly

2. Shaun Smith 2:08.91

3. Chandler Johnson 2:11.66

100 Free

1. Adam Fox 49.09 (PSAC)

3. Thomas Toscano 51.13

Mike Gyurisin 52.51

200 Back

1. Kristian Voulopos 1:59.30 (PSAC)

2. Nick Bloom 2:04.58 (PSAC)

500 Free

1. Jeff Beyer 4:51.89 (PSAC)

3. Quinton Beck 5:09.56

Evan Anthony 5:41.60

200 Breast

1. Christian Gamboa 2:15.37 (PSAC)

3. Callum Hamel 2:21.59

Tyler Clisham 2:22.06

200 Free Relay

1. Jeff Beyer, Kristian Voulopos, Evan Smith, Shaun Smith 1:28.50

3. Mike Gyurisin, Shane Kaliszewski, Quinton Beck, Alex Gallagher 1:34.26

Women’s Results:

400 Medley Relay

1. Carly Alvarado, Stephanie O'Toole, Erin Fife, Sidney Owens 4:01.25

Lauren Ellis, Nicole Martorella, Rhyan Rodriguez, Nollaig Noll 4:43.33

1000 Free

2. MacKenna Angert 11:17.71

3. Grace Tothero 11:31.27

200 Free

1. Stephanie O'Toole 1:56.44 (PSAC)

Lauren Ellis 2:04.77

Jeanette Welch 2:07.92

Kara Killion 2:15.78

50 Free

2. Sidney Owens 25.65 (PSAC)

3. Carly Alvarado 26.43

Sarah Strause 27.46

Sami Sabol 27.70

Alex Kryzan 29.26

Courtney Lawson 29.56

200 IM

2. Erin Fife 2:16.53 (PSAC)

Rhyan Rodriguez 2:23.47

Nollaig Noll 2:25.63

Kaytee Garcia 2:26.11

200 Fly

2. Erin Fife 2:17.63 (PSAC)

3. Sidney Owens 2:17.95 (PSAC)

Lauren Ellis 2:20.63 (PSAC)

Nollaig Noll 2:30.79

Kadie Weaver 2:42.96

100 Free

T2. Jeanette Welch 56.85

Grace Tothero 57.21

Felicia Chopyak 57.67

Nicole Smith 1:01.79

Kara Killion 1:03.00

Alex Kryzan 1:05.46

200 Back

1. Carly Alvarado 2:10.53 (PSAC)

2. MacKenna Angert 2:17.52

Rhyan Rodriguez 2:20.20

Sami Sabol 2:29.45

McKenzie Johnson 2:31.21

Courtney Lawson 2:36.27

500 Free

3. Felicia Chopyak 5:44.84

Nicole Martorella 5:56.32

200 Breast

1. Stephanie O'Toole 2:21.13 (PSAC)

Grace Tothero 2:39.16

Sarah Strause 2:43.46

Kaytee Garcia 2:46.52

200 Free Relay

1. MacKenna Angert, Felicia Chopyak, Kaytee Garcia, Jeanette Welch 1:45.51

Nicole Smith, Kadie Weaver, Kara Killion, McKenzie Johnson 1:54.63

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