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.