SU men's swim team: Fourth place finish at Bomber Invitational

SU’s fourth place finish at Ithaca College’s Bomber Invitation saw Andrew Hale win the 100 IM and his team place 4th in the 400 free relay.

The men’s swim team capped a solid weekend of competition at the 10th Annual Bomber Invitational Sunday.

A busy day of five individual events and one relay resulted in four Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifying times. The day also included the seldomly-contested 100-yard individual medley (IM), an event in which the Raiders usually only ever compete in Ithaca or occasionally at Navy.

Senior Andrew Hale (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) won the event and nearly broke his own school record with the performance, finishing in 52.41 seconds. His 2019 school record of 52.29 seconds was set in Ithaca.

Graduate Eric Zimmerman (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) and senior Vin Salvatore (Howell, N.J./Howell) completed the 1,650-yard freestyle. Zimmerman finished eighth in 16:57.22, while Salvatore was 14th in 17:16.96.

Senior Trevor Woolwine (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) swam ninth in the 100-yard freestyle and was close to his PR with a time of 47.40 seconds. Freshman David Johnson (Chesterfield, Va./L.C. Bird) was the Raider pacesetter in the 200-yard backstroke, swimming 2:04.16.


The meet-concluding 400-yard freestyle relay featured freshman Zaidian Van Orden (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area), Salvatore, Woolwine and Hale placing fourth in 3:09.96.

Shippensburg will now break for final exams and the holidays and return to competition next month. SU’s next meet is Senior Day versus Edinboro on January 14 at Donald N. Miller Pool.

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1650 Free

8. Eric Zimmerman 16:57.22 (PSAC)
14. Vin Salvatore 17:16.96 (PSAC)
20. JC Greenwood 18:04.26

100 IM

1. Andrew Hale 52.41
7. Matt Bochanski 55.60
10. Nathan VanNatter 56.32
12. Zaidian Van Orden 56.63
T16. Alec Burger 58.25
20. Tylor Yakaitis 58.81
23. Elijah Zinn 1:00.91

100 Free

9. Trevor Woolwine 47.40 (PSAC)
Matt Bochanski 49.94
Michael Hannig 50.85
Christian Sawyer 51.58
Tylor Yakaitis 52.10
Anthony Caravaggio 52.12
Matthew Beard 52.98

200 Back

17. David Johnson 2:04.16 (PSAC)
JC Greenwood 2:10.90

200 Breast


400 Free Relay

4. Zaidian Van OrdenVin SalvatoreTrevor WoolwineAndrew Hale 3:09.96
Eric ZimmermanNathan VanNatterDavid JohnsonMatthew Beard 3:19.07
Alec BurgerAnthony CaravaggioTylor YakaitisChristian Sawyer 3:25.01