ARLINGTON, Va. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s swimming team (1-0) opened up their 2019-20 season with a road victory over Marymount University(2-2)  on Saturday (Oct. 26) afternoon. The Seahawks defeated the Saints.

St. Mary’s College – 108, Marymount – 88

How It Happened

  • The Seahawks started the meet strong by capturing victories in the first two events. The 200 Yard Medley Relay team ofPeter Orban,Andrew March,Anri Cifuentes Robinson, andNate Donoghuedefeated Marymount with a time of 1:46.87.Sebastian Ludwigfollowed with a dominant victory in the 1,000 Yard Freestyle, swimming a time of 10:51.65. The time was nearly three minutes faster than his Marymount opponent.
  • Lucas Whealsecured the first-place spot in the 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 23.22.Whealfollowed that performance with another first-place finish in the 100 Yard Freestyle with at time of 50.43. Next, the Seahawks had the top two finishers in the 100 Yard Backstroke asOrbancaptured first with a time of 55.62 andJack Kennedycaptured second with a time of 59.78, respectively.
  • St. Mary’s College sealed their season-opening victory with wins in the 500 Yard Freestyle and the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay.Sebastian Ludwigrecorded a first-place finish in the 500 Yard Freestyle with a time of 5:20.37. In addition, the team ofDonoghue,Wheal,Kennedy, andOrbanwon the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:32.82.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Nov. 1 vs. Randolph-Macon | 5:00 p.m. | The Aquatics Center at the MPOBARC

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