Clarion bested the Raiders men’s swimming team Friday in a road dual meet. The Clarion Golden Eagles took a 132-72 decision in competition at Waldo Tippin Gymnasium.
The Raiders finished the meet with nine individual PSAC cuts, however.
How it happened
Shippensburg won two events on the night, beginning with the meet’s opener. Senior Trevor Woolwine (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin), senior Matt Bochanski (Havertown, Pa./Haverford), senior Vin Salvatore (Howell, N.J./Howell) and senior Andrew Hale (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) completed the 400-yard medley relay in 3:36.69.
Late in the meet, Bochanski claimed gold in the 200-yard breaststroke with an impressive time of 2:10.63, seven seconds ahead of his teammate Hale with a time of 2:17.73.
Those times were two of the nine achieved by the Raiders on the night that satisfied the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifying standard.
Freshman Zaidian Van Orden (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) took second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 49.01 seconds and third in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.29 seconds. Woolwine completed the 200-yard IM in 2:01.91,
Freshman Nathan VanNatter (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) was the runner-up in the 200-yard freestyle, swimming 1:47.66. Junior David Bussard (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) finished the 200-yard backstroke in 2:01.62. Freshman David Johnson (Chesterfield, Va./L.C. Bird) completed the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:29.91 and the 500-yard freestyle in 5:03.05.
The meet concluded with Van Orden, VanNatter, sophomore Matthew Beard (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport Area) and Woolwine completing the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:16.38.
Shippensburg returns to action in two weeks with competition at the three-day Franklin & Marshall Invitational.
400 Medley Relay
Eric Zimmerman 2:13.16
400 Free Relay
2. Zaidian Van Orden, Nathan VanNatter, Matthew Beard, Trevor Woolwine 3:16.38
David Bussard, Michael Hannig, David Johnson, Elijah Zinn 3:27.76
Tylor Yakaitis, Tony Caravaggio, Eric Zimmerman, Alec Burger 3:36.78