Navy Swimming and Diving Programs Compete at Navy Invitational
Olivia Kosaka had four top-five finishes
Jan. 28, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's and women's swimming and diving teams fared well at the Navy Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Lejeune Hall. The Navy men's team won 13 of 18 events and the women's team took first place in 10 of 17 events. Navy was joined by American, Shippensburg, Bucknell and Lehigh at the non-scored meet.
"I was content with the efforts of the athletes this afternoon," said head men's coach Bill Roberts. "Technically, we had a lot of take-away items that we need to continue to develop and work on. From a racing standpoint, our best events were the relays."
McCrae Kempf (Fr., Austin, Texas), William Norton (Sr., Tyler, Texas), Gage Trotter (So., Conroe Texas) and Trey Gregory (Jr., Dallas, Texas) teamed up to win the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:25.33.
Navy's 200 yard medley relay team of Conor Campbell (So., Manassas, Va.), Ben Grove (So., Winchester, Va.), Mark Meyer (Sr., Bethesda, Md.) and Robbie Parker (Jr., Vienna, Va.) took first place with a time of 1:35.51.
Mike Peribonio (So., Atlanta, Ga.) took first place in the 400 yard individual medley with a time of 4:11.06. Peribonio was also third in the 200 yard backstroke (1:57.81) and third in the 200 yard butterfly (1:58.79).
Riley Mita (Fr., Stevenson Ranch, Calif.) won the 1650 yard freestyle with a time of 16:24.31, nine seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.
Meyer won the 100 yard butterfly at 50.42. John Ojard (Jr., Ellicott City, Md.) won the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:41.47.
Trotter touched first in the 100 yard backstroke (51.10). Drew Mays (Sr., Southlake, Texas) claimed the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 1:54.58.
Zach Ingold (So., Hornell, N.Y.) claimed the 100 yard freestyle, coming in at 45.79 and also took first place in the 50 yard freestyle (21.30). Ingold also placed second in the 100 yard backstroke (51.20).
Ben Freedman (So., Kennewick, Wash.) won the one-meter dive with 314.95 points and also won the three-meter dive with 328.25 points. Joe Esposito (Fr., Langhorne, Pa.) won the platform diving with 211.30 points.
Capuano won the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:08.91 and touched first in the 100 yard butterfly (58.20). She also placed second in the 100 yard backstroke (1:00.10).
Vaughn placed first in both the 500 yard freestyle (5:08.70) and the 200 yard butterfly (2:08.20).
Ange Sawick (Fr., Abingson, Pa.) took first in the 1650 yard freestyle with a time of 16:59.65. It was the first time Sawick had swam the event at Navy and she turned in one of the top times in program history. Sawick also placed second in the 200 yard individual medley (2:12.04).
Alex Lundgren (Fr., Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) won the 100 yard backstroke, coming in at 58.53. Lauren Baguley (So., Hudsonville, Mich.) opened up a big lead to take first in the 200 yard backstroke (2:08.99).
Olivia Kosaka (So., Burlen, Wash.) clocked a 1:07.70 to take first place in the 100 yard breaststroke. She also placed second in the 100 yard butterfly (58.66), third in the 100 yard freestyle (53.41) and fourth in the 50 yard freestyle (24.74).
Laura Gorinski (Jr., Greensburg, Pa.) won the 200 yard freestyle with a 1:56.39 and was second in the 100 yard freestyle (53.19).
"We had a good all-around meet and it was a good lead-up to the championship season," head women's coach John Morrison said. "It was a long meet and we kept a good energy throughout and that's important when preparing for our three-day championship meet."
The Navy men will next host Columbia and Johns Hopkins on Friday and the women will be off until the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 16-18).