Women’s Swimming Splashes Oswego

The Women’s swim team won 150-53 against SUNY Oswego this weekend.

In their first dual meet of the season, the Hawks won 10 of 11 events at the meet.

First-year Molly McCulloch took first place in the 100 yard backstroke (1:03.79) and came in second in the 50 yard freestyle (25.91). Third-year Alex Senglaub swam in the 100 backstroke event and clocked 1:15. She also swam in the 200 freestyle relay and the team came in second place. Fourth-year Kat Buyes clocked 2:03.59 in the 200 freestyle and 5:31.59 in the 500 freestyle, winning both events.

“It was our first time this season facing a team in the SUNYAC conference, so coming away with a win that big got us all pretty excited to face the other teams in our conference,” Senglaub said. “We showed up to Oswego ready to swim and I think that shows in the final score of the meet.”

Head Coach Scott Whitbeck could not attend this weekend’s meet, but he said he was very pleased with the results.

Everyone has an individual goal that they strive to reach, Whitbeck said, and his hopes for this season include competing in the conference championship.

“I think we have the potential to get there. We just need to work hard and focus on getting better each week,” said Whitbeck. “I want everyone to approach the race the same way. Whether it’s the first race of the season or a meet at the championship, it’s about being consistent. No matter who we’re racing, just try to get up and go as fast as possible.”

The Hawks will be hosting their first meet against Vassar College at Elting pool this Saturday at 1 p.m.