Cardinals Top Royals for First Meet Win

Cardinals Top Royals for First Meet Win

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Catholic University men's swimming & diving team earned its first meet victory of the season Saturday afternoon over Landmark Conference foe Scranton, 187-101. 

The Cardinals opened the meet with a second-place finish in the 200-medley relay, finishing with a relay time of 1:39.25.  Jeffrey Schriefer-Flores (25.74), Chris Grunbok (28.46), Kevin Jay (23.94), and George Isaacs (21.65) teamed up to earn four points for the team. 

Freshman Ellis Prescott touched first in the 1000-freestyle event for the team's first win of the day with his time of 10:35.18. The freshman has now won the distance event in his first two meets of his collegiate career. 

Matthew Mahon took first place in in the 200-freestyle with his time of 1:50.29 in the next event. Schriefer-Flores followed with a first-place finish in the 100-backstroke (55.82) and sophomore Joshua Roberts trailed for second (57.95).

Junior Gregory McCarthy won the 200-butterfly again with his winning time of 2:01.94, trailed by teammate Luke Nicholson (2:05.28). Isaacs and Mahon went one-two in the 50-freestyle sprint event, touching at 21.85 and 22.32, respectively. 

The Cardinals swept the top three spots in the 100-freestyle. Schriefer-Flores (49.76), Mahon (51.04), and Isaacs (51.89) earned 16 points collectively in the one event. 

Prescott showed his distance competency once again with a win in the 500-freestyle with a time of 5:04.04. McCarthy (54.12) and Jay (55.42) touched first and second in the 100-butterfly.

Catholic closed the meet with a win in the 200-freestyle relay to take home the dual meet victory. Isaacs, Jay, Schriefer-Flores, and Mahon teamed up for a 1:29.37 winning time.

The Cardinals earned solid points on the boards in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. Will Chester took first in the 1-meter (200.35) and 3-meter (207.30) while teammate Seamus Koehr followed for second (119.60, 85.95). 

Catholic hosts another Landmark opponent in Elizabethtown on Saturday, November 9 for its next meet. Meet time is set for 1 p.m.