Bantams Splash Past Cougars, 161-69

Bantams Splash Past Cougars, 161-69

Worcester, Mass. – Diving sensation Steven Castiglione (West Haven, Conn.) won both the diving events but it was Trinity College that came out on top, besting the Cougars, 161-69 in Clark University's first home meet of the year on Saturday afternoon at the Kneller Center Pool.

Castiglione took top honors in the 1-meter (233.55) and the 3-meter (224.33), both times getting the better of teammate Marco Moneti (Bloomington, Minn.).

What Else Happened:
Eddie McCluskey
(Hope, Maine) finished second in the 50-yard freestyle (23.61).

Dylan Schrama (Taunton, Mass.) was second in the 200-yard IM (2:11.43) and the 100-yard freestyle (51.22), where he edged out teammate Julian Ortega (West Palm Beach, Fla.), who was third (51.75). Ortega, meanwhile, also had a third place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.04).

Other third place finishes came from Brandon Shafer (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.) in the 100-yard backstroke (1:08.59) and from Bill Holloman (Avon, Conn.) in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.04).

Coach Speak:
"The men fought hard all day today," said Clark University head coach Paul E. Phillips. "The divers, Steven and Marco – I thought were the best they've been all year. I thought the effort was there across the board, in particular I thought Eddie McCluskey swam well, aggressive as usual, along with Julian Ortega and Dylan Schrama. Overall a solid effort, best we could have hoped for."

Phillips On Taking Part In Pat Oroszko Day:
"We were honored to participate in Pat's tribute today," said Phillips. "Pat was a good friend and someone who gave so much of himself to Clark and our athletics community.  I've been talking to our team about him this week, and we talked about it again today. While Pat was not a swimmer, he was a tremendous competitor. We wanted to channel some of that competitive passion today and I believe we did."