Seahawk Men’s Swimming Knocks Off Salisbury for First Time Since 2001
Salisbury, Md. – It had been 10 years since the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's swim team had recorded a victory over Salisbury University but that all changed Saturday afternoon as the Seahawks (5-5, 2-2 CAC) captured the final event of the meet to post a 105-100 win over Salisbury (5-5, 3-3 CAC).
First-years Cameron Hedquist (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) and Thor Petersen (Germantown, Md./Northwest), sophomore Billy DeBoissiere (Columbia, Md./Atholton), and senior captain Jackson Webb (Valley Lee, Md./Leonardtown) joined forces in winning the meet's final event – the 400m freestyle relay – with a Maggs Center Swimming Pool record of 3:42.23, which was over four seconds faster than second place.
Along with capturing the final relay for the meet victory, DeBoissiere, Petersen, and Webb all notched two individual wins each.
DeBoissiere started off the meet with a dominating win in the 800m freestyle as his time of 9:20.60 was nearly 19 seconds faster than the second-place finisher. He followed with another convincing first-place finish in the 200m breaststroke, touching the wall in 2:37.06 to beat second place by nearly six seconds.
Petersen picked up his first individual win of the day in the 200m individual medley, touching the wall in 2:23.64. Petersen then bested the second-place finisher in the 400m freestyle by over 15 seconds with his time of 4:23.57.
Webb began competition with a first-place finish in the 50m freestyle in 24.81. He then tallied his second win of the day in the 200m butterfly, posting a time of 2:21.15 that was over 10 seconds faster than second place.
Hedquist recorded the Seahawks' final event win as he captured the 200m freestyle in 2:04.00 followed by a second-place finish in the 100m freestyle (56.06).
St. Mary's will wrap up the regular season next Saturday, January 29 as the Seahawks visit Capital Athletic Conference newcomer, Frostburg State University. The meet starts at 1:00 pm.