For the College of Staten Island swimming & diving programs one great week of performances in the pool deserved another, as a pair of standouts doubled up on weekly awards bestowed to them by the City University of New York Athletic Conference. Women’s swimming senior Ewa Wojciechowska earned Swimmer of the Week for the second straight week, while men’s diving standout Adil El Haddad did the same for Diver of the Week honors.
CSI had a lone contest last week, a weekend showdown with NJAC-power Montclair State University. Despite the loss, Wojciechowska certainly held her own. First, she was part of a quartet that placed third in the 200-yard Medley Relay, running anchor, posting a 27.01 split. A couple of events later, Wojciechowska placed second in the 200-yard Freestyle, posting a time of 2:08.05 in the four-person event. Wojciechowska ended the day with her 9th first-place finish of the season, a team high, in the 100-yard Freestyle, coming in at 58.21, winning by less than a second over Genna Brewer in the five-woman race.
For the season, Wojciechowska easily leads the team with 110 total points earned and her 12 Top 3 finishes in individual events also leads the squad.
On the men’s side, Adil El Haddad left little to doubt as her swept gold medals on both the one- and three-meter diving boards. Both competitions featured three divers in total. On the one-meter platform, El Haddad posted a score of 156.9, winning the event by just eight points. That gap widened on the three-meter board, where El Haddad posted a terrific score of 179.17, winning the event by over 19 points. El Haddad is now seventh on the team with 53 total points earned. He has five first-place medals for diving this season, the second highest total on the team.
Both CSI swimming and diving units will be on display this week when they host Baruch College on Friday, November 17, at 6pm, at the Sports & Recreation Center.