POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – The Marist men’s swimming and diving teams went 1-2-3 in four events to take down Southern Connecticut State, 169-115, on Jan. 10 in McCann Natatorium.
In the 100-yard backstroke, junior Robert McDowell led the winning Marist trio with a time of 52.64 seconds before sophomores Michael Presta and Gregory Violette finished the race .20 seconds apart for second and third place respectively. Freshman Evan Nilsson showed his versatility after clocking in at the top time in the 200-yard backstroke (1:54.71) in front of McDowell and Presta. Nilsson also won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:45.36.
Both breaststroke events featured top three Marist finishes, as sophomore Mark Miller won the 100-yard event in 1:00.27 followed by junior Sam Presgraves and sophomore Edward Oser. Presgraves touched first at 200 yards (2:11.32) with Oser and Miller coming in right behind. Freshman Daniel Knoll was the winner of the 50- (21.70 seconds) and 100-yard freestyle (47.90 seconds). He anchored the Red Foxes’ top 200-yard medley relay team, a squad that McDowell led off with the backstroke leg.
On the diving boards junior Peter Gallino competed against his brother, Owls freshman David Gallino, and took the top spot on the 3-meter board with 315.90 points. Peter finished second at one meter (270.67 points), ending up just over five points behind Marist freshman Raislan Aiken (275.85 points).
The Red Foxes will have their quickest turnaround of the season when they face Boston College at 1 p.m. Jan. 14.