STORRS, CT - The Rutgers men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both kept their perfect records alive with a sweep of Connecticut and set several pool records at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium. The men’s team (2-0, 2-0 BIG EAST) won 150.5-137.5, while the women (2-0, 2-0 BIG EAST) swam their way to a 153-134 victory.
For the men, senior Matt Campbell (Haddonfield, NJ) won the 50 free (20.66), setting a Connecticut pool record and registering the fastest time in the BIG EAST this season. Junior Jonathan Stinson (North Cape May, NJ) was a double-winner, taking the 100 (51.97) and 200 backstroke (1:51.73). Senior William Dennis (West Long Branch, NJ) was also a double-winner in the 100 (57.73) and 200 breaststroke (2:07.16). Sophomore Jamie Miller (Hamburg, NY) won the 1000 free (9:38.32).
The women’s team received another outstanding performance from sophomore All- American Kelly Harrigan (Bristol, CT) who took four races in the meet. She led the Scarlet Knights with victories in the 500 free (5:00.99) and the 200 medley relay as well as the 100 (56.04) and 200 backstroke (2:03.19), setting the pool record in the 100 back (56.04). Junior Kelly Roche (Redding, CA) was a triple-winner, setting a pool record in the 100 free (52.27), while taking the 50 free (24.70) and contributing to the 200 medley relay. Sophomore Alexandra Dean (Buffalo, NY) won the 100 fly (58:47).
The RU divers also had excellent afternoons, with senior Jared Bench (West Babylon, NY) winning the 1-meter and achieving an NCAA zone qualifying score (319) in his 3-meter victory. For the women, senior Kelly Gerhardstein (Sandusky, OH) also took the 1 and 3-meter events.
The women’s team will host Richmond on Friday, Nov. 14, at 5:00 p.m., while the men will return to action when both teams host Yale on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 3:30 p.m.