Spadoni Tripple Winner as Swimming Falters Against Rowan

Glassboro, NJ (1/24/09) – The Rowan University swimming and diving teams swept a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) meet against Montclair State University on Saturday.  The men won 174-65 and the women had a 136.5-100.5 victory.   

The Prof men are 6-2 overall and the women have a 3-4 record.  Both teams are undefeated in the conference with a 3-0 NJAC mark.  The Red Hawk men are 3-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference while the women have a record of 3-7 overall and 0-2 in the NJAC.

John Adams (sr. Wharton, NJ/Pope John XXIII) won the 100 backstroke and then finished tied with Blaise Lacca (so. Sewell, NJ/Washington Twp.) for second in the 50 freestyle.  Both of them had a time of 23.02.  Lacca also took third in the 100 freestyle (50.48).  In the 1000 freestyle, Daniel Gordon (fr. Northfield, NJ/Mainland Reg.) and Brian Iacono (fr. Cape May Court House, NJ/Middle Twp.) were second (10:55.87) and third (11:05.50) respectively.  Jon Kurtz (sr. Stockholm, NJ/Vernon Twp.) came in second in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.61) followed by Chris Lee (fr. Morris Plains, NJ/Parsippany) third (1:04.01). 

In the women’s diving, the Profs’ Samantha Rottkamp (so. Bridgeton, NJ/Cumberland Reg.) won both one meter events.  She totaled 165.05 in the first event and 207.80 in the second.  The Red Hawks’ Jacklyn Beck took second place (109.15) in the first one meter diving while Laura Hess (so. Berlin, NJ/Eastern Reg.) was second (152.70) in the second set of dives.

On the women's side Montclair State won both of the relay events.  The 200 medley relay (1:57.06) included Nicole Van Avery (fr. North Brunswick, NJ/North Brunswick), Laura Spadoni (so. Nazareth, PA/Nazareth Area), Lauren Uckar (fr. Manalapan, NJ/Manalapan) and Raquel Erwin (sr. Ridgewood, NJ/Ridgewood).  Uckar, Alli Golden (fr. Denville, NJ/Morris Knolls), Christina Crossin (fr. Milford, CT/Lauralton Hall) and Erwin were on the freestyle relay.     

Spadoni took first place in the 200 IM (2:22.00) and the 100 breaststroke (1:09.74).  Erwin swam a winning time of 25.65 in the 50 freestyle and Van Avery tied for second (26.63).  Van Avery also had a second place in the 100 freestyle (57.49).  Kaitlin Muchler (sr. Vineland, NJ/Vineland) came in second in the 200 freestyle (2:06.11).

The Red Hawk men are back in action this Tuesday, January 27 as Montclair travels to Poughkeepsie, NY to face Vassar College at 6:00 pm. Both teams are back in action on Thursday, January 29 with a tri-meet in Mahwah, NJ against NJAC foe Ramapo and King's College (PA).