Men’s Swimming & Diving Remains Second After Day 2 of Landmark Conference Championships

Michael Ramsthaler set a school record in the 100 backstroke and also helped the Royals to a new program record in the 200 medley relay on Saturday.
Michael Ramsthaler set a school record in the 100 backstroke and also helped the Royals to a new program record in the 200 medley relay on Saturday.
Timothy
Quigley
Michael
Diana
Michael
Ramsthaler
Patrick
Blaser
Brayan
Winiarz

 

Results

GERMANTOWN, Md. – The University of Scranton's men's swimming & diving team won three individual titles and broke five school records during Day 2 of the Landmark Conference Championships on Saturday at the Germantown Swim Center.  The Royals remain in second place in the overall competition with 417 points, trailing Catholic (637.5) while sitting ahead of Susquehanna (393.5).

Timothy Quigley (Hatboro, Pa./Archbishop Wood) claimed two championships with a pair of school records.  The sophomore won the 100 butterfly with a school record time of 50.90 seconds, breaking a mark that had stood since 2012.  Quigley went on to win the 100 breaststroke with his second program record mark of the evening, clocking in at 57.14 to edge out a mark that was previously set in 2014.    

Michael Diana (Somerset, N.J./Immaculata-Somerville) won the 3-meter diving competition for the second year in a row by posting a score of 373.40 to best his own program record set last February.

Scranton set a new school record in the 200 medley relay as Michael Ramsthaler (Florham Park, N.J./Seton Hall Prep), Patrick Blaser (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West), Quigley, and Brayan Winiarz (Long Pond, Pa./Evergreen Community) finished second with a time of 1:34.92. The mark was more than a full second faster than the Royals' previous best mark which was set in 2015.

Blaser also placed second in the 100 breaststroke while Ramsthaler set a new school record in the 100 backstroke, touching the wall in 52.90 seconds to bring home a third place finish in the race.

The Royals also took third in the 800 freestyle relay as John Fimmano (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug), Matthew Mills (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township), Blaser, and Alexander Rigione (Fairfield, Conn./Saint Joseph) recorded a mark of 7:07.33.

Scranton will close out the 2018 Landmark Conference Championships on Sunday.  The action starts at 10:00 a.m. at the Germantown Swim Center. 

--ROYALS--