Swimming and Diving Evens Record with Dual Meet Sweep of Drew


Montclair, NJ (11/11/11) – The Montclair State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both evened their dual meet records as the Red Hawks swept a dual meet from Drew University at the Panzer Athletic Center Pool on Friday evening.

The men’s team recorded a 100-84 victory while the women posted a 107-83 triumph as both teams moved to 2-2 on the year.

Junior Thomas Long (Morristown, NJ / Morristown) captured a pair of events as he won the 50 and 100 freestyles. Long took top honors in the 50 free with a time of 22.48 before coming back to post a time of 55.56 in the 100 free earning his second win of the evening.

Michael Volski (Edison, NJ / Edison) triumphed in the 200 freestyle (1:53.07) and Joseph Berry (Edison, NJ / Edison) won the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:35.35. Zak Westerberg (Hamilton, NJ / Hamilton North) led a 1-2-3 finish by MSU in the 400 individual medley registering a time of 4:38.91 and Nikolas Lumkong (Byrum, NJ / Pope John XXIII)  took first in the 100 butterfly (57.15).

On the women’s side, junior Ashley Vallone (Park Ridge, NJ / Park Ridge) won three events – the 50 and 100 freestyles along with the 100 breaststroke. Vallone captured the 50 free with a time of 25.58 and the 100 free at 55.55. She completed her day with a time of 1:10.82 in the 100 breaststroke.  Jessica Joseph (Brick, NJ / Brick Township) was second in the event (1:13.31).

Victoria Bischoff
(Cape May, NJ / Wildwood Catholic) triumphed in the 100 butterfly (1:07.02) and Kelly Abner (Glenwood, NJ / Vernon) won the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:56.10.  Kelsie Donahue (Egg Harbor, NJ / Egg Harbor Township) and Jacky Moe (Rutherford, NJ / Rutherford) finished first and second, respectively in the 1000 freestyle with times of 11:5.17 and 12:12.29.  

Montclair is now off until next Friday, November 18 when it travels to Kutztown, PA to compete in the Golden Bear Invitational.