Swimming & Diving

Three Peacocks Garner Medals on Day Three of the MAAC Championships

Three Peacocks Garner Medals on Day Three of the MAAC Championships

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Wednesday, February 14 – Saturday, February 17
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BUFFALO, NY – The Saint Peter's men's swim team produced three medal winners on day three of the 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Swimming & Diving Championships in Buffalo, NY at the Burt Flickenger Center at Erie Community College. Graduate, Igal Oren earned the highest finish for the Peacocks on the night, placing third in the 100 breaststroke with a finishing time of 54.93. Oren's final time in the event was the second fastest finish in Peacocks history, only trailing Lovro Bilonic's Saint Peter's record time of 52.99, set back in 2011. Freshman, Oleksiy Polishchuk received his first career medal at MAACs in the men's 400 IM, claiming a seventh-place finish after posting a 4:05.35 time in the finals. For the second straight night, freshman Andrew Galarza garnered an eighth-place medal, claiming his second piece of hardware in the men's 200 free in a time of 1:42.57.


The men's swim team remains in sixth place for the third straight day of competition, having a score of 190, while the women's team also remains in the same spot of 10th place with 60 points.


The men's team had three swimmers make the B Finals of the 200 free in addition to Galarza in the A Finals. Senior Thomas Calloni finished in 12th place (1:42.55), junior Daniel Betts placed 15th (1:43.65), and freshman Joshua Varrie came in 16th place (1:43.97), earning five, two, and one team points for Saint Peter's respectively. In the 100 backstroke, Arthur Bertrand finished in 10th, completing the event in 51.30, talling seven points for the Peacocks. The men's swim squad closed out day three with an eighth-place finish in the 400 medley relay, swam by the quartet of Bertrand, Polishchuk, Chad Williams, and Betts.


On the women's side, senior Karen Castaneda finished the B Final in fifth place, 13th overall, in the women's 200 free. Castaneda completed the event in 1:58.11, picking up four team points for Saint Peter's. The women's 400 medley relay team of Alexandria Thomas, Rachel Valentine, Lindsey Hanger, and Castaneda earned 14 points for the Peacocks to close out the night.


The final day of competition begins tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. with prelims followed by finals at 6 p.m.


Day 3 final results here.


Men's Scores


Women's Scores


1. Rider


1. Fairfield


2. Marist


2. Marist


3. Bryant


3. Canisius


4. Canisius


4. Rider


5. Iona


5. Iona


6. Saint Peter's


6. Niagara


7. Monmouth


7. Siena


8. Fairfield


8. Monmouth


9. Niagara


9. Manhattan


10. Manhattan


10. Saint Peter's



About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference:

With 11 institutions strongly bound by the sound principles of quality and integrity in academics and excellence in athletics, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) is in its 37th year of competition during the 2017-18 academic year. Current Conference members include: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter's University, and Siena College.