SCRANTON - The University of Scranton women's swimming team opened up their home slate for the 2019-20 season in style on Saturday, as they coasted by Juniata (193-62) and Goucher (214-44)in a tri-dual meet inside the Byron Center.
Scranton, now 5-0 on the year in duals, opened the meet with a victory in the 400-medley relay, as the Royals' "A" team hit the wall in 4:14.31 to win the event by almost seven seconds.
The victories continued for Scranton in individual events. Some of the highlights for the Royals on the day included:
- Junior Lauren Byrne (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) once again continued her dominance in the early season, as she won two events - the 100-butterfly (1:01.02) and 100-breaststroke (1:08.16)
- The Royals' other two-time winner on the afternoon was junior Marycate O'Sullivan (Nanuet, N.Y./Nanuet), who won both the 50-butterfly (28.96) and 100-backstroke (1:02.94).
- Taking the 200-freestyle for the Royals was junior Amber Diehl (Hyde Park, N.Y./Franklin D. Roosevelt) with a mark of 2:04.62. Freshman Danielle Pikulik (Smithtown, N.Y./St.Anthony's) was also a one-time winner, taking the 50-breaststroke in 31.30.
- Senior Grace Cieri (Collegeville, Pa./Spring-Ford) was victorious in the 50-freestyle, taking that event with a mark of 26.04. Meanwhile, freshman Kylie Kramer (Stony Brook, N.Y./Ward Melville) captured the 100-freestyle in 57.73.
- In a long-distance freestyle, junior Hailey Kenyon (Ringoes, N.J./Hunterdon Central) won the 500-freestyle with ease, taking the event by eight seconds in 5:44.04
- The Royals' final individual event was captured by junior Audrey Campo (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Prep) as she won the 400-IM in 4:53.16, dominating her nearest competitor by almost 21 seconds.
The final event of the afternoon witnessed Scranton roll to a win, as the Royals' "B" 200-freestyle relay team coasted to a win with a time of 1:44.62.
The University of Scranton women's swimming & diving team returns to action next Saturday at home hosting Dickinson. Action gets underway in the Byron Center at 1 p.m.