Both the AU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had a tough outing Jan. 19 at the Jim McKay Natatorium, falling to George Mason and Army.
The men’s squad lost 230-70 to the Patriots and 234-66 to the Knights, while the women fell to George Mason 235-47 and to Army 240-47.
Despite the bad team performance, Matt Wurm had a strong meet. He posted second place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 52.56, missing out on first place by half a second. The event also saw the Eagles’ Tyler Pham take fourth while Harrison Volaski and Ross Honig took ninth and 11th, respectively.
Wurm missed out second in the 200 back by 0.6 seconds, finishing with a time of 1:53.17.
The Eagles swam to a third place finish in the 400 medley relay. The team of Wurm, Pham, Bobby Ballance and Charlie Taffet finished with a time of 1:52.08.
Freshman Hunter Lussi edged out Army’s Casey Woudenberg by 0.03 to take second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:44.42. Lussi also placed fourth out of eight swimmers in the 1,000 yard freestyle, finishing in 9:43.08.
Dylan Rasnick finished sixth out of 13 swimmers in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:46.19. Rasnick also placed fifth out of 13 swimmers in the 400 IM. The race also saw Sean Cudahy place eighth, Honig 10th and Kevin Bond 12th.
Melissa Parker took home the lone Eagle victory of the afternoon, winning the 1-meter dive with a score of 232.15. Parker also took home second place in the 3-meter dive scoring a 231.80.
The Eagles will be in action Feb. 2 when the team travels to Lewisburg, Penn. to participate in the Bison Invitational.