New Paltz’s Swimming Teams Took Home First Wins of the Season: Women’s Recap

On Nov. 9, the SUNY New Paltz women’s swimming team traveled to Garden City and defeated the Adelphi University Panthers 54-39.

The first event for the Lady Hawks was the 400-yard medley relay, where they took first against the Panthers. Fourth-year Samantha Woll went first with a time of 1:03.30, followed by third-year Lindsay Kranitz with 1:10.29, first-year Kirsten Giovanniello with 1:01.07 and fourth-year Chelsea Angulas with the fastest time of 56.00. The Hawks ultimately came in first with a time of 4:10.66.

In the 1,000-yard freestyle, the third event of the meet, Kranitz took first in her debut for the event with a time of 12:04.89. Second-year Victoria Bogdanski followed in second place with a time of 12:06.12. In the fifth event, the 200-yard freestyle, Giovanniello came in first with a time of 2:03.29 for her first collegiate win. Third-year Tessa Griger came in fourth at 2:11.07.

Angulas won the 50-yard freestyle event by 0.42 seconds over second-year Ashley Danulevith from Adelphi with a time of 26 seconds flat. Fourth-year Sarah Crespo came in third at 26.77.

In the 200-yard medley, first-year Kelly Donlevy came in second at 2:16.81 and first-year Deliah Griger followed placing third at 2:26.70. The 200-yard butterfly was a head-to-head competition between Adelphi’s fourth-year Emma Brown and Giovanniello, and Giovanniello clinched the win for the Lady Hawks by almost 13 seconds at 2:14.91. This win now means she holds top-five times in three separate events within the SUNYAC.

Donlevy moved up the ranks in the 100-yard freestyle, coming in first at 57.63 and Crespo came in right behind her in second at 58.98. In the 200-yard backstroke, Woll came in first at 2:18.05 and Griger continued the dominance at 2:21.75, both being the only two Hawks in the event compared to four Panthers.

Second-year Grace Rocks came in second in the 500-yard freestyle for the Hawks at 5:47.03, falling short to Danulevith who won with 5:51.89. Griger came in fourth at 5:50.82. 

Sadly, the Hawks didn’t place in the final two events of the meet, the 200-yard breaststroke and the 400-yard free relay, earning no points for the Hawks. Either way, they earned the 54-39 win.

The Hawks are back in their next meet at Vassar College on Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

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Susanna Granieri is a fourth-year journalism and digital media production major. This is her fifth semester with The Oracle. Previously, she worked as an Arts & Entertainment Copy Editor and Sports Editor. She is passionate about journalism and being a watchdog for our local issues and news in the Village of New Paltz. She has also written for the Legislative Gazette, the Southern Ulster Times and Being Patient. She will continue her journalism career in the fall of 2021 at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.