Women’s Swimming Sweeps Dual Meet on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (1/14/19)- Kristina Sullivan shattered her school record in the 1000 free event by 22 seconds as the Kean University women's swimming team swept a dual meet against the College of Staten Island and John Jay College on Monday evening.

The Cougars defeated the Bloodhounds, 107-84 and the host Dolphins 107-79. Kean improves to 4-4 overall, while CSI's record now stands at 3-5 and John Jay falls to 3-6.

"This was a great start to the second half of our season", said Head Coach Chris Swenson. "Our girls swam season bests across the board, which is impressive considering we're in the middle of our hardest training block of the season."

Kean won seven of the 12 events, including Sullivan who placed first in the 200 free (2:13.11) and the 500 free (5:41.97) in addition to her record-breaking swim in the 1000. Sullivan break's her own record (12:00.45) which lasted for less than a month, as she broke a 32-year-old school record against Ramapo College on Dec. 15th.

Molly Lasko, Darlene Holmes, and Tori Hayes all took first place in their respective events. Lasko placed first in the 100 fly (1:10.63), Holmes captured the 50 free (26.85) and Hayes recorded first in the 100 breast (1:18.28).  Holmes and Lasko teamed with Hannah Criollo and Sarah Sissel to take first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:55.82.

Kean's 107 points mark the first time all season the Cougars have scored in triple digits during any meet.

Coach Swenson and the Cougars will return to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 19th, hosting the Lions of the College of New Jersey at 2:00 p.m.