Raiders sports: Men’s swimming has steady performances

Men’s Swimming team begins weekend at Bomber Invitational, with Andrew Hale among senior standouts in 50 freestyle

The Shippensburg University men’s swimming team delivered some steady performances Friday as it began the weekend at the 10th Annual Bomber Invitational hosted by Ithaca College.

Senior Andrew Hale (Springfield, Va./West Springfield), who set his PR in the 50-yard freestyle at the F&M meet before Thanksgiving, once again paced the Raiders in the event. Hale swam ninth in 21.51 seconds. Senior Trevor Woolwine (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) set a new PR, swimming 21.80 seconds, while senior Vin Salvatore (Howell, N.J./Howell) crushed his PR by more than a second with a time of 21.82 seconds.

Freshman David Johnson (Chesterfield, Va./L.C. Bird) took a turn at the 200-yard IM and notched a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifier of 2:03.10. Redshirt-sophomore JC Greenwood (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg Area (Penn State)) paced the Raiders in the 500-yard freestyle with a PSAC cut of 4:58.79.

The quartet of junior Michael Hannig (Broomall, Pa./Marple Newtown), Hale, Salvatore and junior Elijah Zinn (Shippensburg, Pa./Shippensburg Area) delivered a fifth-place time of 1:36.69 in the 200-yard medley relay.

Unlike the F&M meet held before Thanksgiving that featured morning prelims and evening finals, Ithaca’s meet is set up with four timed finals sessions. Friday night’s session included the 500-yard freestyle, the 200-yard IM, the 50-yard freestyle and the 200-yard medley relay.

READ: F&M Invitational: Raiders swimmers finish 5th as a team

500 Freestyle

JC Greenwood 4:58.79 (PSAC)
Matt Bochanski 5:11.48
Alec Burger 5:23.73
Matthew Beard 5:26.83

200 IM

19. David Johnson 2:03.10 (PSAC)
Michael Hannig 2:04.72

50 Free

9. Andrew Hale 21.51 (PSAC)
14. Trevor Woolwine 21.80 (PSAC)
16. Vin Salvatore 21.82 (PSAC)
20. Zaidian Van Orden 22.03 (PSAC)
Elijah Zinn 22.23 (PSAC)
Nathan VanNatter 22.62 (PSAC)
Tylor Yakaitis 22.72
Anthony Caravaggio 23.10
Christian Sawyer 23.90

200 Medley Relay

5. Michael HannigAndrew HaleVin SalvatoreElijah Zinn 1:36.69
Trevor WoolwineMatt BochanskiZaidian Van OrdenMatthew Beard 1:39.39
David JohnsonChristian SawyerAlec BurgerTylor Yakaitis 1:40.97