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Men's Swimming & Diving

Men’s Swimming & Diving Captures Third-Straight Ranger Invitational

Session 4 Results | Full Results

MADISON, N.J. – The Drew University men's swimming & diving team broke four school records and won eight events to close out a tremendous weekend at the eighth annual Ranger Invitational on Saturday at Kirby Pool.
 
The Rangers captured the team title for the third-straight season, racking up 252.5 points to beat runner-up Montclair State University by 70 points.

For the meet, Drew finished with six school records.
 
Leading the charge on Saturday was junior Michael Ma, who broke two individual school records with his victories in the 200-butterfly (1:58.57) and the 200-backstroke (1:56.42). In addition, he swam on the winning 400-freestyle relay that came within two hundredths of a second of a school record. For the meet, Ma had a hand in six victories, including the 200-freestyle team that also set a school record.
 
Joining Ma on the 400-freestyle relay team were freshman Josh Roberts, sophomore Matheus Macena, and junior Jack Mahoney.
 
Roberts turned in another strong showing for the Rangers on Saturday, winning the 500-freestyle in 4:50.17 while anchoring the 800-freestyle relay team that broke the school record in 7:08.12. In addition, he placed second in the 200-backstroke (2:01.64). One day earlier, he broke the Drew record in the 200-freestyle and helped the 200-free relay team to an addition school record.
 
The 800 free squad also included Mahoney, sophomore Alexandre Sannibale, and junior Garrett Pilkington. The foursome bettered the previous mark of 7:11.22 set in 2016 that also included Mahoney and Pilkington.
 
Sophomore Angelo Angione also came away with an individual school record on Saturday, lowering his own mark in the 3-meter diving (six dives, 195.65). He also turned in the second-best 1-meter, six-dive mark of his career with a score of 204.85.
 
Mahoney added a victory in the 100-freestyle (46.98).
 
Pilkington (500-freestyle, 4:53.73), Macena (100-freestyle, 53.49), and freshman Patrick Nowak (200-breaststroke, 2:13.47) all contributed runner-up showings while Sannibale (500-freestyle, 4:53.75) and Nowak (100-breaststroke, 59.95) each took third. Sophomore Alex Longacre contributed a fourth-place finish in the 200-backstroke (2:06.33).
 
The Rangers are now off until Jan. 19, when they visit the University of Scranton in a dual meet.
 
 
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