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.
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.
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.
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.
What must have been a cannonball dive in pre-meet practice for the divers gave SwimmingWorldMagazine.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.