The men and women’s swimming and diving teams both suffered a loss Oct. 31 against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. The men’s team lost to Rensselaer 83–212, while the women’s team held it close but still ended up losing 139–161.
For the men’s team, senior Addison Hebert was a bright spot for the Bombers, finishing first in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle. Hebert also had a key role in the 400-medley relay along with teammates sophomore Aidan Hartswick and freshmen Bradley Keith and Aaron Levin. They finished second overall in that race with a time of 3:37.46.
Senior Justin Barwick came in a close second in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:49.35
For the women’s team, junior Lake Duffy also earned two first-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle. Duffy also played a role in the women’s 400-yard freestyle relay, helping her teammates freshman Jackie Pecze and seniors Lauren Cox and Megan Zart finish one second ahead of Rensselaer with a time of 3:42.64.
The women’s team also had two second-place finishes as freshman Hannah Parbst finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:35.69 and freshman Casey Koenig came in second in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:21.55
On the diving front, sophomore Anna Belson finished first with a score of 268.15, three points higher than the second place finisher in the women’s three meter. No one on men’s swim team competed in the three meter. However, senior Jon Yoskin placed 4th in the one meter with a score of 180.45.
This is first loss for the men’s team since the first meet of the 2013–14 season, which incidentally was also a loss to Rensselaer. The loss for the women’s team marked the end of its impressive 11 straight wins that it carried over from last year.
Both teams will be back in action against against SUNY Cortland at 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Athletics and Events Center.