|John Fimmano||Evan Morgan|
SCRANTON, Pa. - In their first dual meet in over a month (and their first meet at home since early November), The University of Scranton men's swimming & diving team rolled past visiting Elizabethtown on Sunday by a score of 160-100.
With the win, the Royals moved to 4-3 overall on the year.
In the opening event of the day, Scranton's "A" 200-medley relay team was victorious, taking the event in a time of 1:39.66. On the relay team for the Royals were seniors Michael Ramsthaler (Florham Park, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) and Timothy Quigley (Hatboro, Pa./Archbishop Wood), along with sophomores Jack Donnelly (Washington Crossing, Pa./Council Rock North) and Matt Mills (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township).
Scranton's first individual win of the day came in the 100-breaststroke, where Donnelly edged out teammate junior Gregory Spicka (Morris Plains, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) to take the event with a time of 1:00.03. Spicka finished the event with a mark of 1:02.70. Next in the 200-butterfly, sophomore John Fimmano (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug) was victorious with a time of 2:04.13.
In the 50-freestyle, Quigley finished on top with a mark of 23.10, which was followed by another Scranton win in the 100-freestyle, where freshman Evan Morgan (Hillsborough, N.J. /Hillsborough) hit the wall in 50.77. Mills picked up an individual win of his own in the 200-backstroke with a time of 2:00.57, while Spicka won his first event of the day in the 200-breaststroke (2:22.99).
Next up was the 500-freestyle, where Morgan became a two-time winner on the day with a victory in 5:08.69, taking the event by almost 10 seconds. In the final individual event of the day - the 400-IM - Fimmano also became a two-time winner with a time of 4:43.66.
The final event of the day was the 200-freestyle relay, and the Royals ended the day in style, as Scranton's "A" team took the event in 1:30.10. On the team for Scranton was Mills, Donnelly, and seniors Chris Whalen (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) and Brayan Winiarz (Long Pond, Pa./Evergreen Community).
The University of Scranton men's swimming & diving team returns to action on Friday, as they travel to Misericordia for a tri-dual meet with the host Cougars and Marywood. Action gets underway at 4 p.m.