Men’s Swimming Opens Season with Victory over Marymount

Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Photo Credit: Bill Wood

ARLINGTON, Va. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's swimming team (1-0) opened up their 2019-20 season with a road victory over Marymount University(2-2)  on Saturday (Oct. 26) afternoon. The Seahawks defeated the Saints.

St. Mary's College - 108, Marymount - 88

How It Happened

  • The Seahawks started the meet strong by capturing victories in the first two events. The 200 Yard Medley Relay team of Peter Orban, Andrew March, Anri Cifuentes Robinson, and Nate Donoghue defeated Marymount with a time of 1:46.87. Sebastian Ludwig followed with a dominant victory in the 1,000 Yard Freestyle, swimming a time of 10:51.65. The time was nearly three minutes faster than his Marymount opponent.

  • Lucas Wheal secured the first-place spot in the 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 23.22. Wheal followed that performance with another first-place finish in the 100 Yard Freestyle with at time of 50.43. Next, the Seahawks had the top two finishers in the 100 Yard Backstroke as Orban captured first with a time of 55.62 and Jack Kennedy captured second with a time of 59.78, respectively.

  • St. Mary's College sealed their season-opening victory with wins in the 500 Yard Freestyle and the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay. Sebastian Ludwig recorded a first-place finish in the 500 Yard Freestyle with a time of 5:20.37. In addition, the team of Donoghue, Wheal, Kennedy, and Orban won the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:32.82.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Nov. 1 vs. Randolph-Macon | 5:00 p.m. | The Aquatics Center at the MPOBARC

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