Shippensburg University’s swim teams competed at the Gettysburg Invitational hosted by Gettysburg College on Friday and Saturday. Freshman Jazz Barry impressed with several SU all-time Top 10 performances for the women’s team.
In the 50-yard freestyle on Friday night, Barry placed second with a time of 23.78 seconds. This time satisfies the NCAA “B” qualifying standard and moves her into a tied second place on SU´s all-time list for the event. It also ranks her third in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) for the event at this point of the season.
Also on Friday, Barry was part of the 200-yard freestyle relay that placed fourth and the third-place 400-yard medley relay. On Saturday, Barry continued her impressive showing with a time of 58.73 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly, which ranks her tied-ninth in school history.
On Friday, freshman Michelle Kubiak placed sixth with a PSAC cut in the 200-yard IM, with senior Marissa Bittner finishing in seventh place, also with a PSAC qualifying time. Kubiak also finished as the runner-up in the 200-yard freestyle on Saturday.
Senior Alyssa Tomb earned PSAC cuts in the 500-yard freestyle, the 100-yard freestyle and the 200-yard freestyle across both days.
The women had in total 11 Top 8 performances on Saturday and 17 performances that fulfilled the PSAC qualifying standards.
The men’s team had a total of 16 PSAC qualifying performances over both days.
On Friday, both relays for the Raiders placed in the Top 5. The 200-yard freestyle relay placed fourth and the 400-yard medley relay at the end of the Friday session placed third.
Freshman Mason Koeth placed third in the 50-yard freestyle with a on Friday, before finishing as runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly and finishing fifth in the 200-yard backstroke on Saturday. All three performances satisfied the PSAC qualifying standards.
Senior Michael Salvatori finished sixth in the 500-yard freestyle, seventh in the 200-yard freestyle and placed second in the 200-yard butterfly.
Junior David Johnson placed seventh in the 200-yard individual medley with a new personal best on Friday. On Saturday, he claimed seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke and ninth in the 100-yard butterfly in the morning, before he placed eighth in the 100-yard freestyle. All four of his performances were PSAC qualifying times.
The men finished the weekend with a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay that was made up of Koeth, Johnson, freshman Connor Ludwig and junior Nathan VanNatter.
The Raiders will return to the pool after a winter break for their Senior Day on Jan. 12 in a dual meet against Edinboro at home.