Women’s Swimming & Diving Tops Saint Peter’s and Manhattan on Sunday

Women’s Swimming & Diving Tops Saint Peter’s and Manhattan on Sunday


Newark, N.J. (October 21, 2018) – The Mount St. Mary's women's swimming & diving team topped Saint Peter's (163-52) and Manhattan (129-102), while falling to LIU Brooklyn (151-69) on Sunday at the NJIT Highlander Invitational.

The Mountaineers collected nine top-three finishes in individual events on the day, led by a pair of second-place showings from Mary Lombardi. The senior posted times of 5:22.09 in the 500 free and 10:56.32 in the 1000 free to take second place in both events.

Maddie McGraw registered a time of 58.57 in the 100 back, and Alyssa Felos clocked in at 1:10.26 in the 100 breast for the Mount's other second-place finishes on the day.

Rookie Jordan Friedman continued her strong start to her freshman season, recording third-place showings in the 200 IM (2:17.04) and the 100 free (56.09). Valeria Villagran notched the Mount's other top-three finish in the swimming portion of the meet, placing third in 100 fly (1:01.18).

In the 1-meter diving event, Laura Kingham collected the Mount's top score with a 155.75 to take second place. Laci Vickery (140.25) and Catherine Davis (123.25) finished third and fourth, respectively.

The Mount's top relay squad in the 200 medley relay consisting of McGraw, Lauren Gullickson, Villagran, and Maggie deTar took second in a time of 1:52.32.

To close out the meet, McGraw, Lombardi, Eliza Felos and Friedman placed second in the 200 free relay in 1:42.79.

The Mount hosts Howard and Monmouth in the team's first home meet of the season on November 3.