Cardinals Cruise Past Gophers, 212-37

Cardinals Cruise Past Gophers, 212-37

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Catholic University men's swimming & diving team earned its third conference meet victory in a comfortable win over Goucher on Saturday afternoon, 212-37.

The Cardinals took an advantage right away, nabbing the top three spots in the 200-medley relay. Jeffrey Schriefer-Flores (26.46), George Isaacs (28.30), Daniel Taylor (24.49), and Kyle Kreuscher (23.11) finished first in the opening event. 

More of the same followed for the hosts, who now sit at 4-1 overall and 3-0 in Landmark competition. Catholic swept the top three places in eight of fourteen events.

Sophomore Gregory McCarthy won the 1000-freestyle with a time of 10:36.25. Sam Hicks followed with a first-place finish in the 200-freestyle (1:50.76). 

Taylor added a couple more event wins in the 100-backstroke (57:19) and 200-breaststroke (2:19.36). He was not the only swimmer to take first in multiple events, as Kreuscher finished at the top in the 100-breaststroke (1:07.43). Schriefer-Flores followed with wins in the 50-freestyle sprint (22.70) and the 100-backstroke (49.98) as well. 

Senior David Lanetti dominated the butterfly events, taking first in the 200 (2:09.87) and 100 (56:34). Hicks ended his afternoon with as a triple-winner after finishing first in the 500-freestyle (5:05.02) and in the 200-freestyle relay with a 23.22 split. 

On the boards, Will Chester and Christophe Sanchez-O'Brien competed in the 1-meter dive, receiving scores of 155.32 and 107.55, respectively.  

With its conference meets wrapped up, the team will now prepare for the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Ashland, Va. on November 30 and December 1. 

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