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Men’s and Women’s Swimming Fifth After Day 1 of RMC Invitational

Friday, December 06, 2013
Chesterfield, Va. – Marymount University’s men’s and women’s swimming teams both finished the first day of the Randolph-Macon Invitational in fifth place on Friday. The Saints men’s squad posted 105 total points while the women’s team collected 126 after five events.

On the men’s side, the Saints kicked off the day with a pair of scoring heats in the 200 freestyle relay. The team of Robert Klazynski, James Gibbons, Will Bryan and Matt Ward posted an eight place finish while Tyler Hayes, Joseph Paris, Tristin Irwin and Jonathon Nguyen partnered for a 15th place finish.

Marymount went on to swim its best showing in the 500 freestyle, claiming a pair of top-10 finishes as Matt Essig topped the MU finishers in third place while Collin Chartier placed seventh. Joseph Garner then finished 11th overall in the 200 IM before Hayes and Klazynski finished 11th and 15th, respectively, in the 50 freestyle.

Closing out the day with a strong showing in the 400 medley relay, the team of Essig, Bryam, Klazynski and Gibbons finished fifth while Ward, Gardner, Joseph Paris and Hayes were 12th.

On the women’s side, the Saints opened up with a pair of top-10 finishes in the 200 freestyle relay. Casey Thomas, Taylor Hood, Hanna Del Signore and Katie Moran placed fourth overall while Isabella Blecha, Jessica Hester, Lauren Funk and Kassidy Schmidt came in 10th.

Individually, Bridget Wunderly finished 11th in the 500 freestyle before Thomas, Hood and Del Signore place seventh, 13th and 15th, respectively, to all garner points in the 50 freestyle.

Marymount closed out its day by matching its earlier relay finishes in the 400 medley relay. Funk, Kaitlyn Eyler, Schmidt and Del Signore were fourth overall followed by Hood, Hester, Wunderly and Thomas placing 10th.

Marymount returns to action as it closes out the RMC Invitational with two sessions on Saturday.