Rowan wins Swarthmore Invitational, Wister breaks 1,650 free record
SWARTHMORE, PA – Rowan took first place at the Swarthmore Invitational. The two day event included five teams and the Profs finished with 1111.5 points.
Rowan won the 200 medley (1:36.34) and 800 freestyle (7:19.01) relays. The medley relay included Larry Dow, Tyler Coe, Tim Dimond and Pat Malone. Chris Cannizzaro, Zac Wister, Kyle Surette and Connor Buck were on the freestyle relay.
Wister came in first in the 200 (1:44.61) and 1,650 (16:19.63) freestyles. His time in the 1,650 freestyle shattered the school record of 16:36.53 set by Matt King (Feb. 2002). Dow was the winner in the 100 backstroke (52.17) while Coe was the winner of the 100 breaststroke (1:00.18). Surette swam 4:13.44 in the 400 individual medley for first place and his time was better than the pool record of 4:17.90. Malone took first (51.68) in the 100 butterfly and Cannizzaro was third (53.54).
Dimond finished second (1:45.69) in the 200 freestyle while Surette and Buck were third (1:47.87) and fourth (1:51.19). Buck also had a second place (17:18.60) in the 1650 freestyle.
Patrick Myers took second (1:02.06) in the 100 breaststroke and Liam Tully was third (1:04.24). In the 100 backstroke, Brad Hawkins came in second (56.46) followed by Ben Cain and Mike Demarest fourth (57.71). Chris Alaimo had a fifth place (17:56.54) in the 1650 freestyle.
Dimond, Dow, Surette and Malone were on the winning (3:14.35) 400 freestyle relay. Surette won the 200 backstroke (1:55.58) while Dow took first (47.39) in the 100 free. In the 200 breaststroke, Myers finished first (2:14.50), Tully was second (2:15.93) followed by Coe third (2:16.25).