Ship U: Men’s Swimming secures several victories

men's swimming team

At the final home dual meet of the regular season, the men’s swimming team secured a 109.5-73.5 win against Edinboro at the Donald N. Miller Pool. Six seniors of the men’s swimming team were also honored on Friday.

Shippensburg bookended its successful day with relay victories, beginning with the senior quartet of Andrew Hale (Springfield, Va./West Springfield), Matt Bochanski (Havertown, Pa./Haverford), Vin Salvatore (Howell, N.J./Howell) and Trevor Woolwine (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) succeeding in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:36.72.

To cap the meet, Woolwine led a group of four that featured Hale, freshman Zaidian Van Orden (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) and senior Anthony Caravaggio (Shavertown, Pa./Dallas) that won the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:29.75.

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Several victories

Six different men claimed an event victory on the day. Redshirt-sophomore JC Greenwood (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg Area (Penn State)) led a group of Raiders that went 1-2-3 in the 200-yard freestyle, posting a time of 1:47.09. Graduate Eric Zimmerman (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) swam 1:48.75, and freshman Nathan VanNatter (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) took third in 1:49.04. The times were three of the team’s 15 on the day that satisfied the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifying standard.

Hale made a bid for the pool record in the 200-yard IM, claiming gold with a time of 1:57.37. Salvatore was second in 2:02.64. Woolwine posted a strong victory in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 47.90 seconds, and Bochanski won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.07. 

Junior Elijah Zinn (Shippensburg, Pa./Shippensburg Area) won the 50-yard sprint freestyle with a time of 22.40 seconds; sophomore Matthew Beard (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport Area) was third in 22.67 seconds. Van Orden won the 100-yard butterfly in 53.84 seconds.

Other conference cuts included juniors David Bussard (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) and Michael Hannig (Broomall, Pa./Marple Newtown) in the 100-yard backstroke posting respective times of 54.54 seconds and 56.52 seconds. Greenwood swam the 500-yard freestyle in 4:55.88 and Zimmerman completed the event in 4:58.84. Freshman David Johnson (Chesterfield, Va./L.C. Bird) swam SU’s fastest time in the 1,650-yard freestyle, posting a second-place effort of 17:16.44.

Before the meet, SU honored its six seniors: Bochanski, Caravaggio, Hale, Salvatore, Christian Sawyer (Cranberry Township, Pa,/Seneca Valley) and Woolwine.

Shippensburg will have one more competition before the conference championships in mid-February. The Raiders will travel to Navy on Saturday, Jan. 29.

Competition results

200 Medley Relay

1. Andrew Hale, Matt Bochanski, Vin Salvatore, Trevor Woolwine 1:36.72

2. David Bussard, Nathan VanNatter, Zaidian Van Orden, Matthew Beard 1:40.69

Michael Hannig, Christian Sawyer, Alec Burger, Tylor Yakaitis 1:44.16

1650 Free

2. David Johnson 17:16.44 (PSAC)

3. David Bussard 17:51.68

200 Free

1. JC Greenwood 1:47.09 (PSAC)

2. Eric Zimmerman 1:48.75 (PSAC)

3. Nathan VanNatter 1:49.04 (PSAC)

50 Free

1. Elijah Zinn 22.40 (PSAC)

3. Matthew Beard 22.67 (PSAC)

Anthony Caravaggio 23.51

200 IM

1. Andrew Hale 1:57.35 (PSAC)

2. Vin Salvatore 2:02.64 (PSAC)

Matt Bochanski 2:06.60

100 Fly

1. Zaidian Van Orden 53.84 (PSAC)

2. David Johnson 54.64

Alec Burger 58.18

100 Free

1. Trevor Woolwine 47.90 (PSAC)

3. Elijah Zinn 51.06

Tylor Yakaitis 53.31

100 Back

2. David Bussard 54.54 (PSAC)

3. Michael Hannig 56.52 (PSAC)

500 Free

2. JC Greenwood 4:55.88 (PSAC)

3. Eric Zimmerman 4:58.84 (PSAC)

100 Breast

1. Matt Bochanski 1:01.07 (PSAC)

2. Vin Salvatore 1:03.26

Christian Sawyer 1:09.39

200 Free Relay

1. Trevor Woolwine, Andrew Hale, Zaidian Van Orden, Anthony Caravaggio 1:29.75

2. JC Greenwood, Elijah Zinn, Nathan VanNatter, Matthew Beard 1:30.96

Tylor Yakaitis, Michael Hannig, Eric Zimmerman, Alec Burger 1:36.15