St. Mary's Men's Swimming Comes up Short against York

Jake Rosenzweig-Stein '20 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Jake Rosenzweig-Stein '20 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Justin Gordon · jpgordon@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's swim team continued their 2018-19 season on Saturday as they hosted Capital Athletic Conference foe, York College of Pennsylvania. The Seahawks (1-2, 0-1 CAC) lost 138-93 to York (3-2, 2-1 CAC) in the league opener.

St. Mary's 93, York 138

How It Happened

  • Sophomore Nate Donoghue (Lanham, Md./Roosevelt), senior Reed Rhoads (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill), first-year Lucas Wheal (Austin, Texas/Westlake), and junior Jake Rosenzweig-Stein (Hyattsville, Md./Burke) came together to win the last event of the meet as they came in first in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:31.80.
  • Wheal added two more first-place finishes to lead the Seahawks with three wins. He placed first in the 200 freestyle by swimming a 1:49.19 before continuing his strong start to his career with a first-place finish in the 100 freestyle as he swam a 48.81.
  • Rhoads swam a 22.50 in the 50 freestyle, which was good enough for first-place overall.
  • Junior Peter Orban (Montgomery Village, Md./Watkins Mill) claimed a first-place finish in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.75. Orban also took second in the 200 backstroke in 2:03.42.
  • Junior Ryan Akhavan (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) took first in the 200 individual medley with a 2:12.05 followed by junior Andrew March (Westminster, Md./Westminster) in second in 2:16.32.
  • Akhavan also posted a second-place finish in the 200 butterfly in 2:11.38 while Rosenzweig-Stein claimed a second-place finish in the 1,000 freestyle in 11:48.93 followed by junior Matthew Wilson (Bel Air, Md./Calvert Hall) in third (11:49.35).
  • Orban, Akhavan, Donoghue, and Rhoads put forth a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay in 1:41.47.
  • March paced St. Mary's in the breaststroke events with a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.78 and fourth in the 200 breaststroke in 2:29.33.
  • Wheal picked up a third-place finish in the 100 butterfly in 54.41 followed by Donoghue in fourth in 54.92.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Nov. 10 at Frostburg State (2-2, 0-2 CAC) – Frostburg, Md. (CAC meet) – 1:00 p.m. 

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