Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

The men and women of WCU both downed Bloomsburg in their weekend meet. In their final dual meet of the 2006-07 season, the Golden Rams swam to victory with scores of 111-94 for the women and 110-84 for the men. The Lady Rams finished first in six of the events on Saturday, securing the win. The 400 freestyle relay foursome of Kathrin Dumitru, Danielle Ierley, Laura Boyle and Jackie Borkowski captured their win with a time of 3:36.86, just seconds under the national qualifying time.

Ireley and Borowski contributed greatly to the women’s success, bringing home three victories a piece. Both were also members of the 400 medley relay team that took first with a time of 4:06.55. Ireley also took first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.68, while Borowski swam in for the win in the 200 IM in 2:14.88.

Dumitru also brought home multiple wins, capturing the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:05.38.

Christie Angstadt was also a key player in the Lady Rams victory. She earned her career best in the 1000 freestyle after touching the wall in 10:49.42, finishing over five seconds ahead of second place.

The men also had a good day, finishing with top honors in seven of the 11 events.

Bill Marcum earned two victories Saturday afternoon, after finishing the 200 freestyle in 1:48.44 and swimming in the winning team of Bartosz Ostrowski, Cody Clauser and Marek Maloplski in the 400 medley relay.

The 1000 freestyle had Golden Rams written all over it. Matt Golebiewski and David Smoker touched the wall first and second, respectively, almost nine seconds before the third place finisher.

Dan Casey, Kevin Golebiewski, Jeremy Butler and Brendan Fanslau also contributed to the Golden Rams victory. Casey earned a career best in the 100 free with a time of 49.44. Golebiewski also took a top honor in a freestyl race, finishing the 50-yard free in 22.69. Butler earned the 200 backstroke victory for the Golden Rams in 2:02.17, while Fanslau took the 200 IM in 2:02.87.

The Golden Rams will have a break for the next two weeks, while they prepare for the PSAC championships. The women are looking to regain the title, while the men are defending their crown, looking for their ninth straight championship.

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