Shippensburg University sports: Raiders virtual swim meet results

A number of Raiders boosted their seed times in SU’s final virtual swim meet Saturday in advance of upcoming conference championships.

How it happened

Freshman Michael Salvatori (Springfield, Va./St. John Paul the Great) dropped another marvelous swim Saturday, this time completing 500 yards of freestyle in 4:44.30. Senior Eric Zimmerman (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) improved his seed by more than four seconds with a time of 5:04.08.

Juniors Vin Salvatore (Howell, N.J./Howell) and Christian Sawyer (Cranberry Township, Pa,/Seneca Valley) swam the 100-yard breaststroke. Salvatore swam for the first time in the virtual meet schedule, achieving a solid seed with a time of 1:01.96. Sawyer improved his seed time to 1:07.59.

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Junior Andrew Hale (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) tried his hand at the 100-yard freestyle. He posted SU’s fastest time of the season, finishing just shy of a PR with a time of 46.86 seconds. Salvatori swam 48.27 seconds, and sophomore Elijah Zinn (Shippensburg, Pa./Shippensburg Area) nearly broke 50 seconds with a time of 50.05 seconds.

Sophomore David Bussard (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) was the lone Raider to swim the 100-yard backstroke, finishing in 55.56 seconds.

Capping off Saturday’s swims were juniors Matt Bochanski (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) and Trevor Woolwine (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) in the 200-yard breaststroke. Bochanski swam a solid 2:09.31, while Woolwine completed the event for the first time in the virtual meet circuit. He touched the wall in 2:20.55.

2021 championships

“I think we ended up on a really good note and set ourselves up well going into PSACs,” head coach Tim Verge said. “We don’t have a lot of men going – we’re not at the 18-person maximum – but I think the talent level we have is pretty solid. I’m excited where some of our times rank right now but there’s still a lot to happen before the conference meet and at the conference meet.”

The 2021 PSAC Championships will be held Wednesday–Thursday, April 21-22, at the Graham Aquatic Center (YMCA) in York.

“We have to stay in the same mindset, be confident in our training, have fun, and keep supporting each other,” Verge said. “I’m excited to see what we can do.”


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