While Queens College swimmers turned in some impressive individual performances, ultimately the Knights were unable to capture first in the team competitions.
The women’s swimming and diving team claimed a 62-38 win over Baruch, but was felled by Adelphi, 58-42. The men’s team would lose to both the Bearcats and the Panthers, as well, by respective margins of 72-17 and 75-22.
Junior Jennifer Arana-Perez outclassed her competition in the 200-yard freestyle (2:06.61) and 100-yard butterfly (1:01.88). Arana-Perez also swam a near-perfect anchor leg in the 200-yard freestyle relay event, as her time of 25.92 seconds propelled QC to a second-place finish in the event.
Gabriela Almeida claimed first place in the 500-yard freestyle race with a time of 5:44.91, almost a full five seconds better than her nearest competitor. The sophomore also earned a second-place finish in the 1000-yard free with a time of 12:07.93.
Fellow second-year swimmer Anna Lee posted second-place efforts in the 200-yard individual medley (2:13.77) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:13.08), while senior Nicole Weinsheimer earned 143.25 points one-meter diving competition.
On the men’s side, senior Jordan Melidor-Fuxis was dominant in the 50-yard freestyle (22.45) and 100-yard butterfly (54.63). The senior was nearly three-for-three in his swims, as his time of 56.15 seconds in the 100-yard backstroke earned him second-place distinction.
The Knights will return to action on November 18, traveling to Kings Point to compete in the USMMA Invitational.