Norfolk, VA- The St. Andrews University men's swimming program swam very well over the weekend in their meet against Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. but still fell in the meet by a score of 152-109. The women's team also dropped the meet by a score of 31-18 to the Lady Monarchs.
SAU got off to a good start in the men's 200 yard medley relay as they took first place in the field of 6 beating ODU by 2 seconds with their time of 1:34. Their "B" team placed third in the race as well to accumulate 13 total points. The winning relay team consisted of freshmen Georgi Krastev, Ryan Frayne, Drew Gurley, and sophomore David Lambert while their "B" team had Kevin Mallard, Jake Anderson, Logan Cole, and Garett Ocker and swam a time of 1:39.
Winning individual events were Krastev, Lambert, Ocker, and Boscaino while the men's freestyle relay team also won as well. Krastev won the 50 yard backstroke in 23.78 seconds; a full two seconds ahead of his competition. He also won the 100 yard backstroke and set the Old Dominion pool record as well with his time of 51.08 seconds!
Two SAU men also swept the top two places in the 50 yard freestyle as sophomore David Lambert placed first with a time of 20.5 seconds to beat his teammate Drew Gurley by 1.5 seconds. Lambert's time was .3 seconds off the pool record as well.
Junior Teo Boscaino had a good showing with a first place result in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:50 and a runner-up result in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:46, just a second off the winner.
Freshman Garrett Ocker also won the 100 yard freestyle in 47.64 seconds beating his teammate Josh Dixon, who placed third, by 2 seconds. The Knights also faired pretty well in the 200 yard individual medley as SAU swept the 2nd through 4th positions with freshman Ryan Frayne finishing as runner-up in 2:00, Gurley in third and freshman Eliot Boon in fourth.
Finally, the 200 yard freestyle relay team of Lambert, Anderson, Ocker, and Dixon finished first with a time of 1:25, 3 seconds ahead of their closet competitors.
The Knights will next be competing in two weeks when they travel to Charlotte, NC to compete in the Wingate Fall Frenzy Invitational from Nov. 22-24 at the Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center.