Swimming and Diving Head to Middletown on Friday
January 26, 2017
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield University swimming and diving teams will head to Middletown, Conn. to face Wesleyan and Connecticut College on Friday at 6:30 p.m. for their last meet of the season.
Last time out for the men was last Friday against Iona. The team’s performance was highlighted by freshmen Phillip Zyskowski and Jordan Rahurahu. Zyskowski earned second place in the 800m freestyle (8:59.45) and third in the 400m freestyle (4:18.74). Rahurahu finished second in the 200m IM (2:15.32) and second in the 200m butterfly (2:11.32). In diving action, Alex Shabecoff scored a 203.83 in the 1-meter and 193.80 in the 3-meter.
The women’s team last faced Sacred Heart on Saturday and earned four first place finishes by Katelyn Hahn, Grace Goddard, and Colleen Young. Hahn earned the top spot in the 1500m freestyle with a time of 18:55.60. Goddard finished first in both the 200m butterfly and the 200m IM with times of 2:31.06 and 2:35.25. Young claimed the top spot in the 200m breaststroke with a time of 2:47.26. On the boards, senior diver Leah Pawelczyk scored a 211.50 in the 3-meter event, good for first place, and a 192.23 in the 1-meter. Jane Rice earned a 194.93 in the 3-meter and a 221.63 in the 1-meter to claim the top spot.
Wesleyan is coming off a weekend in which they faced Bowdoin, Colby, and Trinity. The women’s side went 2-1 against the trio while the men were 0-3.
Both Connecticut College teams visited Amherst College this past weekend, each falling short against the Purple and White. The Camels are no slouch as they rank among the best in the country in Division III, the men’s side sits at No. 21 in the CSCAA Coaches Poll while the women rank at No. 14.
After Friday’s meet, Fairfield will head to Buffalo, New York for the 2017 MAAC Championships beginning on February 8.