Shippensburg University’s men’s and women’s swimming teams travelled to Edinboro, Pennsylvania, on Friday, Jan. 13, to compete in a dual meet with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) opponent Edinboro University. The men won by delivering the fastest time in nine out of the 11 events, while the women dropped the dual meet to the host Edinboro.
The men’s Raiders started the meet strong with a close win over Edinboro in the 200-yard medley relay. The quartet of senior Michael Hannig, graduate Andrew Hale, graduate Vin Salvatore and senior Elijah Zinn delivered a time of 1:37.53.
Noteworthy were the performances by junior Michael Salvatori, who was named PSAC men’s swimmer of the week by the league’s office on Tuesday. Salvatori won two events at the meet, the 200-yard backstroke and the 200-yard IM, and placed second in the 200 breaststroke with a personal record (PR) of 2:13.54.
Hale won the 200 breaststroke in 2:10.15 and placed second in the 200-yard IM.
Sophomore David Johnson also finished the meet as double-event winner. Jonson won the 1,000-yard freestyle in a season’s best time of 10:15.29 and won the 500-yard freestyle later in the day.
The women’s swimming team also featured a double-event winner. Sophomore Allie Keeling delivered the fastest times in the 1,000-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle. Keeling returned to the pool in the meet-concluding 200-yard freestyle relay and placed second, accompanied by sophomore Kristin Gebhard, senior Marina Cote and sophomore Gracie Wetzel.
Other top-two performances were delivered by sophomore Lauren Croll and junior Alyssa Tomb, who both placed second in the 50-yard freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke respectively.
Both the men’s and women’s swimming team will return to action in Bucknell on Saturday, Jan. 28.