WASHINGTON - The Catholic University of America men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams each captured victories over Landmark opponent Marywood University on Sunday afternoon. The Catholic men earned the win with a final score of 222-73 while the women finished with a 165-126 advantage.
Bajorek took the first individual win of the day leading Cardinals in a sweep of the 1000-freestyle with a winning time of 11:11.43. Sophomores Chris Crafa (11:14.25) and Alex Braziel (11:55.73) followed in second and third place. Bajorek later led Catholic in the 200-individual medley (2:07.88) followed by junior David Lanetti (2:11.88) and freshman Kyle Kreuscher (2:12.08).
Mahon won the 200-freestyle (1:47.73) and later earned the top spot in Catholic’s 1-2-3 finish in the 500-freestyle, touching in at 5:05.42. Sophomore Dan Lawrey (5:32.78) hit next and freshman Caleb O'Brien (5:40.60) rounded out the top-three.
Nguyen earned his individual first-place finishing swimming the 50-freestyle in 22.55 seconds and later finishing the 200-backstroke in 2:06.66.
Soraghan racked up 235.87 points on the 1-meter diving board for a first-place finish followed by 201.90 points for the top spot on the 3-meter board.
For the Catholic women, senior Rachel Chain captured the winning spot in the 100-backstroke (1:04.90) and the 100-butterfly (1:04.27). The Cardinals swept the 100-butterfly with senior Brooke Krajewski (1:05.27) touching next followed by freshman Katie Van Lew (1:09.35).
Freshman Marie Redoutey hit the wall first in the 100-breaststroke (1:17.24) followed by junior Mary Margaret Deedrick (1:17.83). The duo flipped rolls in the 200-breaststroke with Deedrick (2:46.83) in the top spot and Redoutey (2:47.17) taking silver.
Freshman Morgan James led the field in the 50-freestyle with a winning time of 25.37 followed by senior Basira Knight (25.92). Fellow rookie Caroline Beal won the 100-freestyle (58.06) ahead of junior Emily Messina (58.30).
James led off the winning 400-freestyle relay with Beal and Messina following. Sophomore Emily Tighe anchored the foursome for a first-place finish, touching in at 3:53.46.
Up next, the Cardinals will host NCAA Division II opponent Barton College on Saturday, November 4, at 1 p.m.
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