First Meet of the Season in the Books for Newly Led Swim Team
NEW YORK, NY - Eager to get started under new Head Coach David Hildebrand, the Tigers were unable to get going as planned because of Hurricane Sandy hitting the area hard. However, after only postponing one meet, the Tigers finally got their first competition under their belts as the women placed 2nd (198 points) and the men 6th (75 points) at the SUNY Delhi meet on December 1st. SUNY Delhi won both competitions with 253 points for the women and 311 points for the men.
On the women's side, the medley relay of Lauren Lyons, Ivana Ng, Emily Lehr, and Jacki Kicksee began the swimming portion of the meet with a winning time of 2:11.91. Kicksee followed up with another win in the following event, the 200 free (2:10.41) and then again in the 500 free (5:56.58). Lehr added wins in the 200 IN (2:31.33), the 100 fly (1:05.16), and a pool record in the mile (20:27.95), where Kicksee followed in second (20:53.93). Lyons snagged a win in the 100 back with a time of 1:13.09. She also finished second to Lehr in the 200 IM (2:43.43) and took fourth in the 200 free (2:30.02). Ng rounded out the scoring for the women's team with a third place finish in the 100 breast, qualifying for Nationals in a 1:28.13, and fourth and fifth place finished in the 50 free (31.70) and 100 free (1:11.64), respectively.
The men were represented by three swimmers. Shachar Keizman took home a win in the 100 breast in a time of 1"04.63, and finished second in the 200 IM (2:17.06). Holten Wyatt contributed with a 5:55.66 in the 500 free for a second place finish, 59.80 in the 100 back for a third place finish, and a 2:06.50 in the free for a fourth place finish. Daniel Newfeld, competing for the first time ever, collegiate or otherwise, finished admirably in the 50 and 100 free, with time of 34.60 and 1:12.37, good enough for sixteenth and twelfth, respectively.
The Tigers return to action on Saturday, December 8th, at Suffolk Community College.