Piscataway, NJ | In the final day at Rutgers University, the College of Staten Island wrapped up their times at the Metropolitan Swimming & Diving Championship. With all results in the women did not place in the race, but the men were able to take a 12th place finish with another healthy performance on day three.
Rachel Beyer, one of two CSI women at the meet was first to perform, scoring a 40th-place finish in the 100-yard Freestyle event that featured a total of 72 racers. Her time of 1:01.84 was a new personal best for her as well. Just a few beats behind, in 45th overall was teammate Cecelia Mauro, who turned in a race time of 1:02.73.
The singular race concluded the Dolphins’ performance at Metro’s. Although the unit did not score in evening preliminaries, the showcase of personal-best times were a good inducation into the progress the duo made throughout the season.
The women’s meet was won by Rowan University with 1,490.5 points. They were followed by The College of New Jersey with 1,147.5 points, and Montclair State University with 989.
CSI had a busier day on the men’s side. Leo Litovsky got things started with a 2:27.46 race in the 200-yard Backstroke, placing 29th overall. It was then time, like the women, for the 100-yard Freestyle. Three Dolphins made their mark, led by Peter Carle’s season-best run of 51.29, granting him 48th in the field of 72. Right behind him in 51st of Sami Jindyeh, who topped out at 51.64, and then Trevin Robinson, who came in at 1:00.07, good for 67th.
CSI then finished preliminaries with a pair of races that granted them access to scoring opportunities in the evening. First it was Michael Stora individually, who came in 22nd overall in the 200-yard Breaststroke in the field of 37, granting him the Finals. In the evening session, Stora beat his own time and came in 23rd overall with a final time of 2:15.63.
CSI wrapped things up in the 400-yard Freestyle Relay. The foursome of Stora, Litovsky, Jinyeh, and Carle were tasked in the event, and they turned in a time of 3:30.64 to give them 12th place overall and a spot in the evening heats. In the evening, CSI outdid their time by over four seconds, and scored a 3:26.09 finish to stay locked in at 12th overall.
The men’s meet was won by the United States Merchant Marine Academy with 1,488 points, followed by The College of New Jersey with 1,413 points, and Rowan University with 1,189. CSI finished 12th overall with 139 points.