Red Storm Roundup

Mens and Women’s Swimming: The St John’s men’s swimming squad ran up their mark to 8-0 by defeating Big East foes Rutgers and Seton Hall at Rutgers/Scarlet Aquatic Club.

Sophomore Greg Danner broke a couple of Big East records, winning the 200-yard fly in 1:51.94 and the 400-yard individual medley in 4:06.66.

Junior Danilo Perunovic also came away with a new Big East record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 58.11.

In the 200-yard free relay, freshman Michal Szapiel stopped the clocks at 1:43.19, also a Big East record.

Other winners for the Red Storm were: Daniel Wells (1650-yard free), Jaak Savvi (100-yard butterfly) and Milos Cerovic (100-yard back).

In women’s swimming, the Red Storm fell to 4-5 with defeats by Rutgers (154-98) and Seton Hall (169-123). Nevertheless, freshman Laura Nuudi captured the 100-yard back with a Big East record time of 1:00.46.

Track and Field:The St John’s women’s track and field team dominated the Ram/Red Storm Classic by placing first out of ten teams. That team effort also spurred eight members of the team to individual spots in the Big East Championships.

In addition, weight-thrower Sheba George put up a 18.6 score and became an NCAA provisional qualifier.

Tiffany Barnes and Tomika Warren set the tone in the 500-meters. Barnes won the race in 1:14.31 and Warren came in at 1:15.56. Both shattered qualifying times and thus earned a place in the Big East Championships.

In the mile, Lynn Medjuk and Kristyn Zajac placed third and fifth respectively and easily qualified for Big East competition.

Nicol Corsey placed first in the 400 meter with a time of 56.06. Tiehise Shell finished second in the 200 meters (25.38) and Judy Williams finished third, thus becoming the third member of the Red Storm to qualify to the Big East Championships in the 200 meters.
For the men, Phil McLean ran his best time of the season in the 400 meters (48.92) and qualified for the Big East Championships.

Also moving on are Damian Kenwood, who won the 200 meters in 22.24 as well as Rob Gary, who posted a 22.32 time in the same event and came in second.

Blessing Chimwanda (500 meters) and Mariah Mauer (triple jump) also qualifiedfor the Big East Championship.