SU swimming: Andrew Hale wins 200 IM

Senior Andrew Hale (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) won the 200-yard individual medley (IM) on Friday night as the Shippensburg University men’s swimming team began three days of competition at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational held at the Kunkel Aquatic Center.

Hale’s time of 1:53.05 was seven-tenths of a second off his PR and school record and was one of eight individual Raider performances in the Friday evening’s finals. The night began with Hale, senior Trevor Woolwine (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin), sophomore Matthew Beard (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport Area) and junior Elijah Zinn (Shippensburg, Pa./Shippensburg Area) placing fourth in the 200-yard free relay with a time of 1:25.20.

All five Raiders who swam the 200-yard IM qualified for an evening final. Senior Matt Bochanski (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) finished fifth with a time of 1:56.38. Senior Vin Salvatore (Howell, N.J./Howell) won the ‘B’ final with a 2.5-second improvement upon his morning prelim, touching the wall at night in a time of 1:57.61. Woolwine swam 1:58.43 and freshman Nathan VanNatter (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) completed the ‘C’ group final in 2:01.44.

Zinn posted a Top 10 finish in the 50-yard freestyle, swimming 21.52 seconds and missing his collegiate best by just .01 seconds. Beard broke the 22-second mark with a time of 21.93 seconds.

Freshman David Johnson (Chesterfield, Va./L.C. Bird) paced the Raiders in the 500-yard freestyle, placing sixth in 4:46.98, while graduate Eric Zimmerman (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) was just one place behind with a time of 4:47.14.

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Shippensburg sits in fifth place in the team standings with 288 points.

Action resumed today with morning prelims.

READ: Shippensburg University sports: SU women’s swim team results

200 Free Relay

4. Andrew HaleTrevor WoolwineMatthew BeardElijah Zinn 1:25.20
Zaidian Van OrdenNathan VanNatterVin SalvatoreTylor Yakaitis 1:27.24

500 Free

6. David Johnson 4:46.98 (4:48.10p) (PSAC)
7. Eric Zimmerman 4:47.14 (4:50.54p) (PSAC)
David Bussard 5:00.73 (PSAC)
Michael Hannig 5:01.53 (PSAC)

200 IM

1. Andrew Hale 1:53.05 (1:55.13p) (PSAC)
5. Matt Bochanski 1:56.38 (1:57.69p) (PSAC)
9. Vin Salvatore 1:57.61 (2:00.08p) (PSAC)
14. Trevor Woolwine 1:58.43 (1:59.29p) (PSAC)
22. Nathan VanNatter 2:01.44 (2:01.82p) (PSAC)

500 Free

6. David Johnson 4:46.98 (4:48.10p) (PSAC)
7. Eric Zimmerman 4:47.14 (4:50.54p) (PSAC)
David Bussard 5:00.73 (PSAC)
Michael Hannig 5:01.53 (PSAC)

200 IM

1. Andrew Hale 1:53.05 (1:55.13p) (PSAC)
5. Matt Bochanski 1:56.38 (1:57.69p) (PSAC)
9. Vin Salvatore 1:57.61 (2:00.08p) (PSAC)
14. Trevor Woolwine 1:58.43 (1:59.29p) (PSAC)
22. Nathan VanNatter 2:01.44 (2:01.82p) (PSAC)
 
 

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