Piscataway, NJ | The College of Staten Island enjoyed another solid day at the Metropolitan Swimming & Diving Championships held at Rutgers University on Saturday. With seven swimmers between the two programs on-hand, the men’s side added to their point total and sit in 13th place after two days and 28 events in the books.
The women have yet to score in the meet, but the duo of Cecelia Mauro and Rachel Beyer continued did make their mark with their entry in the 200-yard Freestyle.
Rachel Beyer led the way with a 2:15.02 mark, improving her seed time by over 10 seconds, taking 30th overall in the field of 45. Mauro was not too far behind, putting in a time of 2:18.63, improving her previous best by three seconds for a 34th-place finish.
CSI’s day started with the 200-yard Medley relay, and here the Dolphins qualified for the evening heats by running a time of 1:44.86 with Leo Litovsky, Michael Stora, Peter Carle and Sami Jindyeh participating. The time was good for 12th in preliminaries. The foursome was then able to shave off over a second and a half of their preliminary time with a time of 1:43.31 in the final heat in the evening, placing 11th overall.
In the 100-yard Butterfly competition, it was Carle’s time to shine individually, and he knocked in a time of 57.28 which placed him 28th in prelims among 37 racers. Jindyeh was also a participant, placed 30th with a time of 1:00.03, besting his personal top time by over five seconds.
Two racers were featured in the 200-yard Freestyle event. Litovsky placed 44th overall with a mark of 2:04.10, while Trevin Robinson beat his personal-best time by over nine seconds with a time of 2:13.39, good for 50th overall.
CSI’s last event was the 100-yard Breaststroke and Michael Stora qualified for the evening finals with a 1:00.36 run in the preliminary round, good for 15th place in the field of 37. When it came time for the evening heat, Stora was ready, and turned in a race time of 59.72, a personal-best and good for 14th-place overall.
Saturday represented the bulk of competition, and the Metro Championships will end on Sunday with 14 final events. While the CSI women have yet to place, the CSI men sit in 13th place with 107 total points.