Swimming & Diving

Men’s Swim Team Handles St. Francis Brooklyn and Queens on Senior Day for Fourth and Fifth Straight Wins

Men’s Swim Team Handles St. Francis Brooklyn and Queens on Senior Day for Fourth and Fifth Straight Wins

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The men's swim team won their final home tri-meet of the season in impressive fashion, topping the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers, 146-68, and the Queens College Knights, 177-10 on Sunday in Jersey City. The wins for the Peacocks were the fourth and fifth straight, improving their overall record to 9-2. The team also boasts a perfect 3-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) record on the year. This is the Peacocks' second four meet win streak of the season after starting 2017-18 with a 4-0 meet record and the first five meet winning streak on the year. The women's team fell to both St. Francis Brooklyn and Queens during the tri-meet.

 

"We had an excellent home meet in front of a lively crowd on Sunday," said head coach Mark Kretzer. "It was a special day as we recognized our graduating seniors who have been loyal contributors to our program over the last four years. We also had the support from many of our alumni who were back on campus to compete in our Annual Alumni Meet following the competition. We wanted to put on a good showcase of our talented roster for our supporters and the team really made good on that goal."

 

"Seniors Igal Oren and Thomas Calloni made great use of their final races in their home pool by coming away with wins across the board in their races, and on the women's side, seniors Karen Castaneda and Ericka Leynes also posted excellent races including victories from Castaneda in the 100 and 200 freestyle events. Ericka also swam really great times in the 200 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke events. I am sad to see these athletes leave our program at the end of this year, but I am really excited to see what the future holds for each of them. Saint Peter's has really prepared them well to have successful careers and lives moving forwards. The men finished their regular season with an impressive record of 9-2. The women finish off their season this coming Saturday at home against a tough Siena team. I look forward to seeing how they can stack up against a really strong conference competitor. "

 

The women's swim teams conclude their regular season at home on Saturday, on January 27 against MAAC foe, Siena College. First dive is set for 1 p.m.