Friday, November 3, 2017

Men's Swimming Entertains Edinboro Friday Evening In Home Opening Meet

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. - The Bloomsburg University men's swimming team will host Edinboro University on Friday, November 3 in the team's home-opening meet of the 2017-18 season. Start time is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. from the Nelson Field House Pool.
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The Huskies enter the meet with an 0-2 record on the season. Bloomsburg opened the season on October 20 in West Chester and lost to both the Golden Rams (155-67) and to Division I Lehigh (165-57) in a tri-meet. The Huskies did post 15 PSAC-qualifying marks in the season-opening event.

Senior Sam Feiser picked up where he left off last season as he posted Bloomsburg's only victory of the night in the 50-yard freestyle. He also was part of the Huskies' second-place 200-yard freestyle relay team and then took third in the 100-yard freestyle. Feiser won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.30 and his time of 47.87 was good for third in the 100-yard freestyle. He capped off the night by joining sophomore Colin Bauer, senior Josh Grzech, and sophomore Jordan Wyant for the second-place result in the 200-yard freestyle relay and the team posted a time of 1:25.61.

Grzech added a ninth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:49.60 and a seventh-place result in the 100-yard freestyle after touching the wall in 49.47. Wyant, meanwhile, had a strong opening to his sophomore campaign after also adding a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:45.09 and a seventh-place result in the 200-yard butterfly, clocking in at 2:03.98. Bauer finished ninth in the 50-yard freestyle and eighth in the 200-yard butterfly.

Sophomore Doug Boehme had strong swims in the two distance events. He finished fifth in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:05.22 and later posted a fourth-place result in the 500-yard freestyle after touching in 4:53.08. Sophomore Sean Finias finished third in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:59.80.

Freshman Noah Cancro proved himself to be a newcomer to watch as he was part of the Huskies' 400-yard medley relay team that finished fourth to open the night. He later finished eighth in the 200-yard individual medley and sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke. His relay team consisted of Finias, senior Alex McCullough, and redshirt sophomore Nathan Mihalko.

Edinboro opens the meet with an 0-1 record in dual competition on the season. The Fighting Scots dropped a season-opening decision against IUP, 115-86, on October 21. Michael Kocher and Tommy Horan both won two races and ten swimmers qualified for the PSAC Championships against the Crimson Hawks. Nick Bradford and Marcus Grosso each also won a race, respectively. Kocher won the 200-yard backstroke with a PSAC qualifying time of 2:00.03, and qualified in the 200-yard IM, finishing second with a time of 2:01.74. Horan won the 50-yard freestyle with a conference qualifying time of 22.32, and took second place in the 100-yard freestyle with a qualifying mark of 49.61. The two were also part of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team with qualifying time of 1:28.47. They teamed with Steven Sell and Daniel Peng to win the event. Bradford won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:02.21, qualifying for the PSAC Championships. Grosso picked up the win in the 200-yard freestyle (1:45.32), claiming a spot at the conference championships.

Edinboro then went on to claim six events en route to a tie for first-place at the Westminster Relays on October 27. The Fighting Scots tallied 112 points to tie Gannon for the top spot.

The Huskies will return to the Nelson Field House Pool on Friday, November 10, when they host Clarion University. Start time is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

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