Mount St. Mary’s Swimmers and Divers Prove Strong at the American University Relays

Emmistburg, Md. (September 23, 2022) – The Mount St. Mary’s swimming & diving teams completed the American University relays this Friday evening. The Women’s team finished fifth with a total team score of 356, while the men’s team also finished fifth with a total team score of 402.

As the women’s team rankings went, George Mason University placed first after finishing with a team score of 554. As the men’s team rankings went, George Mason University placed first with a team score of 532.

Highlighting the men’s performance were the swimmers in the 300-yard breaststroke. Griffin Distler and teammate Jacob Wallace put on an incredible performance finishing second in the event. Griffin Distler’s time began with 27.43s, followed by 31.60s, and ended strong with a final time of 26.26 seconds. Jacob Wallace’s run began with 31.90s, followed by an impressive 25.30s, and ended with a time of 30.34 seconds. The team charted a final time of 2: 52.83.

Highlighting the women’s performance were the swimmers in the 300-yard backstroke. Meghan Speicher and teammate Elizabeth Horner finished sixth for the event. Meghan Speicher’s relay began with a time of 30.01s, followed by 32.14s, and ended strong with a time of 28.69 seconds. Elizabeth Horner began with 32.51s, followed by 30.08, and ending with a time of 33.08 seconds. The team charted a final time of 3: 06.51 in this event.

Notable achievements include women’s swimmer Christina Lazari setting a new team record in the 300 breaststroke relay with a time of 1: 42.31.

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