Jan. 26, 2014
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Seton Hall men’s swimming & diving team got the second half of its season underway on Saturday, taking on Marist College in the first of three meets prior to the 2014 BIG EAST Championship.
The Pirates started fast, claiming first place in the 200-yard medley relay to kick-off the competition but the Red Foxes went on to earn a 177-118 result to drop The Hall to 6-3 in head-to-head meets in 2013-14.
The team of Keith Carlino (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.), James Logan (Wallingford, Pa.), Zach DeLillo (Sinking Spring, Pa.) and Tim Bosse (New Winsdsor, N.Y.) posted the fastest 200-medley time of the day, reaching the wall in 1:37.63.
The quartet also went on to register the team’s top individual performances in the pool, headlined by the freshman Carlino’s victory in the 100-yard backstroke (53.35).
Logan was the team’s top finisher in both the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events, touching in as the runner-up in both races. In the 200-yard event, logan was joined in the top-four finishers by sophomore Joey Giovine who clocked in at the 2:18.97 mark, less than .5 seconds off of the second place time.
DeLillo turned in a time of 53.60 in the 100-yard butterfly to add another second place finish for The Hall while seniors Greg Black (Easton, Pa.) (4th, 55.15) and Tyler Naumann (Middletown, Conn.) (5th, 55.66) each contributed scoring efforts as well.
In two individual freestyle events, Bosse paced Seton Hall with two runner-up showings of his own, each time leading a 2-3 finish for SHU. At 100-yards, Bosse’s time of 49.32 was immediately followed by teammate Joey Lacus (Wethersfield, Conn.) who clocked in at 50.10. In the 200-yard event, Bosse came within .06 seconds of earning a victory, reaching the wall in 1:46.48. Freshman Cooper Lindsley (Lancaster, Pa.) took third, recording a 1:48.15 mark.
To close the meet, Carlino, Logan and Bosse teamed up again, this time with freshman Zach Suter (Aurora, Colo.), and went on to finish with the second-fastest 400-yard freestyle time (3:19.11) out of six squads.
From the diving board, junior Ben Mitchell (Milford, Pa.) led the way for the Pirates again, leading the team in both one and three-meter competition. Mitchell’s best performance of the day came from the three-meter board where he collected a six-dive score of 293.48 that was good enough for second place and only slightly more than three points off of the winning tally.
The Pirates are right back in action tomorrow, Sunday, January 26 when they host former BIG EAST foe Connecticut. Start-time is slated for Noon and the meet will serve as Senior Day for the team’s seven seniors; Black, Lacus, Naumann, Matt Benson (Overland Park, Kan.), Ian DeLisio (Woodstock, N.Y.), Evan Forbes (Cinnaminson, N.J.) and Jon Ropson (McKinney, Texas).