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Kong, Olszewski Help Women's Swimming & Diving Cruise Past Marywood

Photo by: Timothy R. Dougherty / Double Eagle Photography
Photo by: Timothy R. Dougherty / Double Eagle Photography

SCRANTON, Pa. – Juniors Michelle Kong (Edison, N.J./John P. Stevens) and Kayleigh Olszewski (Conshohocken, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame de Namur) both captured two events apiece to help The University of Scranton women's swimming and diving team cruised to a 245-33 dual meet victory over Marywood on Saturday afternoon at the Marywood University Aquatics Center.

Here are some of the Royals' highlights from Saturday's meet.

  • Kong won the 100 backstroke in a time of 1:07.12 and also captured the 200 back as she touched the wall in 2:22.64, while Olszewski won the 1000 freestyle with a time of 11:51.12 and added a win in the 200 breaststroke in 2:41.92
  • Fellow junior Jaclyn Papalski (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) added a victory of her own in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:06.62 and classmate Giavanna Baquerizo (Maywood, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy) won the 1000 breaststroke in 1:12.41.
  • Other winners on the day for Scranton included freshman Madison Rae (Morton, Pa./Ridley) in the 200 fly (2:25.41), sophomore Isabella Rosa (Easton, Pa./Easton Area) in the 50 free (26.04), junior Marina Nunziato (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) in the 100 free (57.78), junior Alyssa Benzija (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) in the 500 free (5:45.55), sophomore Alanna Kelly (Yonkers, N.Y./School of the Holy Child) in the 100 fly (1:04.56) and senior Kylie Kramer (Stony Brook, N.Y./Ward Melville) who closed things out with a victory in the 200 IM in 2:22.84.
  • On the diving boards, freshman Nicole Stofko (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) took first place in the one meter event with 194.05 points and senior Jeanna Gailius (Milton, Mass./Ursuline Academy) won the three meter dive with 194.30 points.

The Royals return to the pool on Saturday, Oct. 29 for a dual meet at Catholic with action slated to begin at 1 p.m.