Orban Sets Record as St. Mary's Men's Swimming Ends Action at Yellow Jacket Invitational

Orban Sets Record as St. Mary's Men's Swimming Ends Action at Yellow Jacket Invitational

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

Richmond, Va. – Junior Peter Orban (Montgomery Village, Md./Watkins Mill) set a school record in the 100 backstroke as the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's swim team finished sixth at the Yellow Jacket Invitational hosted by Randolph-Macon College on Saturday. St. Mary's tallied 637 points to finish ahead of Bridgewater (Va.) College (276 pts.).

St. Mary's 6th/7 – 637 points

How It Happened

  • Orban paced the Seahawks with a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke with a time of 52.88, breaking the old mark of 53.00 posted by Jimmy Forest in 2014.
  • Senior captain Colin Cassady (Phoenix, Md./Calvert Hall) claimed a fourth-place finish in the 100 freestyle, touching the wall in 47.87.
  • Sophomore Nate Donoghue (Lanham, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) came in fifth place in the 100 butterfly in 53.39 while Orban also notched a fifth-place finish in the 200 backstroke in 1:59.51.
  • Cassady tallied a sixth-place finish in the 200 freestyle in 1:46.26.
  • The foursome of Cassady, Donoghue, Orban and first-year Lucas Wheal (Austin, Texas/Westlake) clocked a 7:24.65 to take sixth in the 800 freestyle relay and then ended the meet with another sixth-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:16.96.
  • Orban, junior Andrew March (Westminster, Md./Westminster), Donoghue, and senior Reed Rhoads (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) came together for a seventh-place finish in the 200 medley relay in 1:40.34.
  • March collected a pair of ninth-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.69) as well as the 200 breaststroke (2:20.17).

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Jan. 19 vs. Mary Washington (5-1, 2-0 CAC) – Aquatics Center at MPOBARC – 1:00 p.m. 

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