NEW PALTZ, NY — The SUNY New Paltz men’s and women’s swimming teams swept Stevens Institute of Technology this afternoon at Elting Gymnasium to close out the regular season. The women finished the season with a perfect 6-0 record with a 108-80 victory and the men evened their record at 3-3 with a 103- 72 win.
The women’s team had six different swimmers win individual events. Sophomore Joanna Masterson (Canandaigua, NY) took first in the 200-yard freestyle (2:04.36), junior Danielle Lindner (Wantagh, NY) won the 50-yard freestyle (25.46), and freshman Claire Gerard (Stony Point, NY) captured the 200-yard individual medley (2:30.99). Freshman Liz Delia (Oswego, NY) won the 200-yard butterfly in a school record time of 2:18.18.
Junior Emily Schlipf (Edmond, OK) was a double-winner for Stevens Tech. She captured the 1000-yard freestyle in 11:26.59 and the 500-yard freestyle in 5:34.23.
The men’s team was led by junior Kent Yeung (Flushing, NY) and freshman Connor Reynolds (Thiells, NY) who each won two events. Yeung captured the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.67 and the 100-yard backstroke in 55.18. Reynolds cruised to victories in the 1000-yard freestyle in 11:54.73 and in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:19.99.
Sophomore Vadim Gordon (Monroe, NJ) of Stevens Tech finished second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.67) and in the 100-yard backstroke (59.25).
The Stevens Tech women fell to 5-8 and the men slipped to 2- 9. New Paltz heads up to Buffalo, NY for the SUNYAC Championships beginning on Wednesday, February 11th and concluding on Saturday, February 14th.