Meet of the Week: NYU Squashes SUNY-Maritime, 197-36

By Jason Marsteller

PHOENIX, Arizona, November 2. IN a meet that featured so much splashing that a pre-meet warm-up dive sunk the meet management computer and any semblance of decent results, NYU came through with a dominant 197-36 win over SUNY-Maritime in New York on Wednesday.

400-yard medley relay
NYU jumped to an early 15-2 lead after the 400 medley relay. NYU's A team demolished the rest of the field en route to a 3:42.33 clocking. Meanwhile, NYU's B team took second-place points in 4:41.49. SUNY's top team rounded out the top three in 4:43.13. Relay members were unavailable at time of printing.

1000-yard freestyle
NYU kept the pressure on in the distance free with a 1-2 finish to take a 28-8 lead. Roger Almeida scorched his competition to give NYU the title in 11:18.67, while Andrew Song placed second in 11:31.37. SUNY's Al Juergens rounded out the top three in 11:48.03.

200-yard freestyle
NYU ran its advantage to 44-11 with a top-three sweep in the 200 free. Eric Wang held off teammate Andrew Song for the win, 1:51.50-1:51.72. Meanwhile, Keiran Layton claimed third place in 1:54.69.

50-yard freestyle
The drubbing continued in the 50 free as NYU grabbed a 60-14 lead with a 1-2-3-4 finish. Ben Barnes won the title in 22.83, while Chris Barber took second in 23.20. Conor O'Donnel placed third in 23.91, while Carl Critz finished fourth in 24.18.

200-yard IM
What must have been a cannonball dive in pre-meet practice for the divers gave its first Meet of the Week phantom 1-2-3 finish. As per official results distributed from NYU, the Violets captured the top-three spots without times reported to take a 76-17 lead.

Three-meter diving
The Violets won by default in on the three-meter as SUNY does not offer diving. Cooper Morton took the title with 186.24 points, while Alexander Paul placed second with 168.60. Kevin Ryan completed the trifecta with a 157.42 to push NYU out to a 92-17 lead.

200-yard butterfly
NYU extended its lead to 105-20 with a 1-2 performance in the 200 fly. Roger Almeida claimed his second title of the meet in 2:04.94, while teammate Eric Wang took second in 2:12.94. SUNY's Brian Bosch closed out the top three in 3:06.98.

100-yard freestyle
Erin Wang joined Almeida as a two-event winner with a 48.98 as part of another top-three sweep by NYU. Shaughn Keating picked up second in 50.01, while Aldo Chang took third in 55.16. At the end of the event, NYU held a commanding 121-23 advantage.

200-yard backstroke
The Violets pushed their lead to 137-26 in the 200 back with another 1-2-3 effort. Ben Barnes won the event in 2:08.01, while Michael Valletta took second in 2:12.68. Chris Barber rounded out the top three in 2:14.10.

500-yard freestyle
With a 1-2 performance, NYU grabbed a 150-31 advantage in the meet. Keiran Layton claimed the crown for NYU in 5:12.09, while Conor O'Donnell placed second in 5:25.45. SUNY's Al Juergens completed the top three with a 5:39.36 effort.

One-meter diving
The Violets took a 166-31 lead after a whitewash of diving when Cooper Morton put together the diving deuce with 240.22 points. Kevin Ryan placed second with 183.87 points, while Steven Gelbart took third with 162.29.

200-yard breaststroke
NYU kept the ball rolling in the 200 breast with a 1-2-3 finish to wind up with a 182-34 advantage. Brad Harstein won the race in 2:19.22, while Carl Critz took second in 2:24.63. Andrew Guyton rounded out the top three in 2:30.94.

400-yard freestyle relay
The Violets finished the dismantling of SUNY-Maritime in the 400 free relay. NYU took the top two spots in 3:24.18 and 3:38.04, while SUNY's top team clocked a 3:48.37. Once again, relay members were unavailable at time of printing.

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