Oct. 14, 2011
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -
The Army men's and women's swimming and diving teams split a dual meet at Marist on Friday at McCann Natatorium. The Black Knight men secured a 165.50-128.50 decision, while the Army women dropped a 175-120 verdict.
The Army men remain undefeated at 3-0 on the season, while the Black Knight women fall to 2-2 on the year.
Junior Carter Kelly had a hand in three of Army's 10 wins on the men's side as the Black Knights rolled past Marist in the first-ever dual meet between the two Hudson Valley rivals.
Kelly teamed with fellow junior Dan Foky, sophomore Kenny Yacynych and freshman Michael Dustin to win the 200-yard medley relay in a clocking of 1 minute, 37.54 seconds. Kelly, who hails from Edina, Minn., went on to sweep the breaststroke events, taking gold in the 100-yard race (1:00.46) and earning the first-place ribbon in the 200-yard discipline (2:11.41).
Freshman Casey Woudenberg continued to shine in the distance events, winning both the 500 free (4:48.88) and 1,000 free (9:52.45). Woudenberg added a second-place showing in the 100 free, touching the wall in 49.00.
Juniors Dan Foky and Bill McCarty led the way for the Black Knights in the sprints with Foky winning the 50 free (22.28) and McCarty earning gold in the 100 free (48.72).
Freshman Will Viana and Joon Chung also turned in solid performances for the Army men. Viana won the 200 free (1:45.64) and placed runner-up in both the 200 fly (1:55.97) and 200 back (1:56.99), while Chung authored second-place finishes in both the 100 breast (1:00.70) and 200 breast (2:12.56).
Army dominated the diving events as well with senior Matt Joiner winning the one-meter event (253.20) and junior Chris Nguyen taking the three-meter discipline (304.42). Nguyen's victory led an Army sweep of the top three positions off the three-meter board with freshman Josh Urnezis (246.90) and Joiner (242.80) finishing second and third, respectively.
Senior Paige Brink registered four top-two efforts in the pool to help pace the Army women. One of the team's co-captains, Brink teamed with sophomores Juliette Wallerstein and Grace Hamilton, and freshman Meghan Buckley to win the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:42.02).
Brink added an individual triumph in the 100 fly, touching the wall in 59.58, and she also chipped in a second-place showing in the 200 fly (2:11.71). Her second runner-up finish came in the 200-yard medley relay as she teamed with junior Alyssa Tran and sophomores Lara Stouffer and Grace Hamilton to take the silver.
Freshman Sam Allen recorded a pair of top-two finishes, winning the 200 IM (2:13.80) and placing runner-up in the 200 breast (2:29.62).
Tran posted a second-place finish of her own, placing runner-up in the 100 breast (1:12.08).
Elsewhere, Wallerstein was second in the 50 free (25.29) and freshman Audrey Brown earned runner-up honors in the 1,000 free (10:50.37).
Sophomores Rita Snyder and Danielle Ullman led the Black Knight women in the diving events with Snyder finishing second off the one-meter board (192.30) and Ullman placing third off the three-meter (163.27).
The Army swimming and diving teams return to the friendly confines of Crandall Pool on Saturday, Oct. 22, when the Black Knights host Massachusetts in a dual meet at 2 p.m.