Towson splits season opener

By: Billy Owens, Assistant Sports Editor

Image by Joe Noyes/ The Towerlight 

Towson saw its women’s teams win 160-135, and their men’s team lose 153-147 in their season-opening dual meet at Georgetown Saturday.

In the men’s meet, the Tigers led by three points going into the final event of the day, which was the 400-yard freestyle relay. In that event, sophomore Jack Calderwood, freshman Drew Carbone, junior Jacob Kohlhoff and freshman Andrew Stange gave the Hoyas the comeback win, posting a time of 3:06.39.

Juniors Jack Saunderson and Aaron Magazine each won two individual events. Saunderson took the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 49.15 and the 200-yard butterfly in 1:47.47, while Magazine took the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:46.42 and the 1,000-yard butterfly in 9:54.60.

Saunderson added another victory as part of the opening 200-yard medley relay, teaming with sophomore Ryan O’Leary, senior Nick Essing and sophomore Owen Robinson for a winning time of 1:34.53. O’Leary later won in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 58.80 and Essing won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.37. Junior Stefan Keller also won in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:09.56.

In the women’s meet, Towson won 10 of 14 events and swam the final two as exhibition after clinching the overall victory.

Senior Jacy Icard won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.41 and finished first in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:05.26. Icard also helped win the 200-yard medley relay along with junior Amanda Rosa, senior Kendall Krumenacker and senior Caitlin Manthe with the winning time of 1:47.03.

Krumenacker also won in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:57.84, while Rosa won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:07.28. Manthe also won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.51.

Sophomores Megan Cowan and Annemarie Schnoor contributed to the winning column as well. Cowan won the 200-yard butterfly in 2:08.56 and Schnoor touched the wall first in the 100-yard freestyle in 52.91. Junior Tara Goss won the 100-yard butterfly in 58.10 as well.

Towson also earned a diving win as junior Kelsey Jehl posted a 302.10 to win the three-meter diving event.

The Tigers return to competition in a tri-meet in Annapolis, Maryland, against Johns Hopkins and the host Navy. The event kicks off Friday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m.

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