Swimming & Diving Drops Close Meet to Fordham
Nov. 5, 2008
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Despite placing first in eight races, Stony Brook's men's and women's diving teams lost to Fordham on Wednesday night at University Pool. The men were led by sophomore Lukasz Ochmanski (Lodz, Poland) who finished first in the 1,000 and 500-yard freestyles, while the women were paced by freshman Darcy Heuser (Centerville, Ohio) who touched first in the 1,000 and 200-yard freestyles. The final score on the men's side was 137-102 and 156-87 on the women's.
Ochmanski, who completed the 500-yard freestyle in 4:49.23, was followed closely by teammate freshman Zackery Good (Columbus, Ind.) who touched second in 4:50.35. Good was also right behind Ochmanski in 1,000-yard freestyle, taking third in personal-best time of 10:09.66. Ochmanski came close to winning a third event, finishing less than a second behind the first-place finisher in the 200-yard freestyle.
The men's team also received first-place points from senior Michael MacDonald (Monroe Township, N.J.) in the 50-yard free (21.73) and from the 400-yard freestyle relay team of MacDonald, senior Jon Sigurosson (Reykjavik, Iceland), senior Omer Ozcan (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and freshman Sean Conway (Oakdale, N.Y.).
Conway also placed second in the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 49.26. Also swimming well for the men's team was freshman Ian Francis (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) who took second in both the 200-yard IM (2:01.71) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:14.04) and freshman Daniel Kim (Douglaston, N.Y.) who placed second in the 200-yard butterfly (2:01.48).
On the women's side, Heuser posted respectable times in winning her two events, finishing the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:33.40 and the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.88. Heuser was also part of the 400-yard freestyle relay team that finished first. Joining her were freshman Kelsey Stranc (Chicago, Ill.), junior Rebecca Sayles (Calgary, Alberta) and sophomore Adrienne Policht (Mississauga, Canada). Sophomore Maja Gudelj (Split, Croatia) also picked up first-place points for the Seawolves in the 50-yard freestyle (25.22).
Stony Brook now travels to Maine for an America East matchup on Saturday starting at 11 a.m.