Cardinals sweep Randolph-Macon in regular season finale

WASHINGTON – CUA wrapped up its regular season schedule on Saturday with a sweep of Randolph-Macon at home.  The men won 141-117, while the women came out on top by a score of 147-110.  Winners included Luke Granelli, Dominic Grillo, Matt Wagner, Laura Keehn, Laurie Wei, Michelle Navarro, Chelsea Doyle, Julia Wisler, Nicole Castellano, and Rachel Berry, in addition to three relay teams.

In the men’s competition, Granelli (1:04.13) and Luke McGuire (1:07.45) finished in first and second, respectively, in the 100 breaststroke, while Grillo won the 50 free in 22.27. 

Granelli added a second first place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:23.85), with McGuire again in second place (2:27.03).

In the 100 free, Wagner was the first to finish, with a time of 50.32, while in the 200 free, Wagner came in second (1:49.95), with Justin Kenyon (2:00.68) and Josh Cutter (2:03.35) next in line.

Wagner added a second first place finish in the 200 IM, finishing in 2:04.81.

The CUA quartet of Stephen Mooers, Granelli, Grillo and Wagner finished first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:43.37, while Patrick McMullen, Mooers, Stephen Gill and Grillo won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:23.87.

In women’s action, Keehn was a winner in the 100 breaststroke, touching in 1:15.47, and Wei won the 200 butterfly in 2:19.31.

Navarro won the 200 free (2:05.56) and the 200 backstroke (2:18.58), while Doyle (1:05.88) and Nicole DiGiacinto (1:06.47) came in one-two in the 100 backstroke. 

Doyle also posted a second place finish in the 200 backstroke (2:19.81).

In the 50 free, Wisler was the first to touch, recording a time of 25.62, with Rose Buckley (27.36) and Andrea Durbin (28.38) placing third and fourth, respectively.  Wisler also won the 100 free, with a time of 56.57.

Castellano earned a first place finish in the 200 breaststroke, posting a time of 2:45.66, while Berry took first in the 100 butterfly (1:03.09), with Wei in second place (1:04.34).

In the 1000 yard free, Gabby Giambagno finished second, touching in 11:49.08, and Castellano placed second in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.00).  Berry posted a second place finish in the 200 butterfly (2:21.46).

The 200-yard medley relay team of DiGiactino, Keehn, Berry and Wisler took first with a time of 1:58.93, with Doyle, Castellano, Wei and Buckley coming in second place in 2:02.80.

CUA is now off until February 8 when the Cardinals travel to Scranton, Pa. to compete at the Landmark Conference championships.  The event runs until February 10 and will be held on the campus of Marywood University.

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