Pirates ramp up on Patriot Day 2
Fairfax, Virginia – The Seton Hall Men’s Swim and Dive Team continued their strong performance at the Patriot Invitational hosted by George Mason University. The Pirates find themselves in third place in the team standings before the last day of competition.
Le Hall started things off with a fourth place finish in the 200 IM relay. The relay team of Ross Pantano (Bennington, Neb.), Jules Gustavsson, Justin Oosterwyk (Pequannock, New Jersey) and Thomas Minar (Oxford, Connecticut) combined to hit the wall in a time of 1: 31.52. First-year student Sean Vizzard (Mount Laurel, NJ) led the Pirates in the 400 IM with a time of 4: 03.14 for fourth place while Caleb Smith (Charlottesville, Virginia) was eighth with a time of 4: 08.30. Oosterwyk clinched his second and fourth place of the evening, this time in the 100 Fly. The junior managed to hit the wall in 49.36.
The Pirates had a strong performance in the 200 free ranking Ben LaClair (Belchertown, Massachusetts) and Gideon Langenbusch (Oberhausen, Germany) second and third in the test. LaClair finished in 1: 39.78 while Langenbusch finished in 1: 40.62.
As they did on day one, the Pirates got a big boost in their performance on the boards. In the 1M dive, Trevor Post led the way with a third place and a score of 251.95. Next just behind in fourth and fifth respectively was Quinn Murtha with a score of 265.60 and Joel satir with a score of 229.35.
In the 100 breaststroke, Justen Lopez (Levittown, NY) and Gustavsson took sixth and seventh respectively. Lopez finished in 56.43 and Gustavsson in 56.64. Then, in the 100 backstroke, Pantano led the Pirates with sixth place and a time of 49.91.
Le Hall closed the day with a third place in the 800 free relay. Oosterwyk, Langenbusch, Smith and LaClair teamed up to hit the wall in 6: 46.06.
CLASSIFICATION OF TEAMS AFTER DAY TWO
1. UAF 656.50
2. Delaware 507
3. Room Séton 472
4. Drexel 425.50
5. George Mason 416
6 American 202
The Pirates will close the invitation with a final day of racing on Saturday at the Jim McKay Natatorium. The Saturday program is as follows:
Preliminary (10 a.m.): 200 backstroke, 100 free, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, time trial, 1,650 free
Finals (6 p.m.): 1,650 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle, 200 Chest, 200 Fly, 400 Freestyle