Iona College freshman Grace Curry was a triple winner Saturday in the Gaels’ first swimming dual meet since November.

Curry, a 2019 Egg Harbor Township High School graduate, helped lead the Gaels (7-3) to a 189-75 win over Adelphi.

Curry won the 200-yard butterfly in 2 minutes, 14.8 seconds. Her other individual win came in the 100 butterfly (1:00.85). She also swam the backstroke leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:52.06).

Curry was a first-team Press All-Star in each of her last three years at EHT. She finished 16th in the breaststroke at last season’s Meet of Champions. She also had wins at the Cape-Atlantic League and Hackney Individual meets.

Maggie Wallace (Ocean City) was fourth in the 1,000 freestyle (10:16.97) for Indiana in a 186-114 loss to Michigan.

Tori DeLusant (Oakcrest) was second in the 500 free (5:55.52) for Cabrini in a 173-88 loss to Widener. She was also third in the 100 butterfly (2:35.92), and swam on the second-place 200 medley (2:01.10) and 200 free (1:50.09) relays.

For Widener, Kayli Hernandez (Oakcrest) was second in the 200 backstroke (2:24.47) and the 400 individual medley (5:19.36).

Ashley Lawler (Mainland Regional) won the 1-meter (171.07 points) and 3-meter dives (208.35) for William Paterson in a 104-86 win over Lehman.

Men’s swimming

T.J. Given (Holy Spirit) swam on Drexel’s winning 200-yard medley relay (1:33.86) in a 192.5-105.5 win over Delaware. He was also on the winning 400 free relay (3:08.47).

Cristian Bell (EHT) won the 200 backstroke (1:49.42) for Yale in a tri-meet sweep, 218-82 over Dartmouth and 160-140 over Penn.

Justin Liu (Mainland) won the 100 freestyle (46.08) for Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a 182-105 win over U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He also swam on the winning 400 free relay (3:06.27).

Wrestling

Tim Fitzpatrick (Holy Spirit) won a 3-2 decision at 165 pounds for American in an 18-16 win over Brown. He won by fall in 2:25 in a 27-14 win over Drexel.

Michael Waszen (Holy Spirit) completed at the Shorty Hitchcock Memorial Open at Millersville for Franklin & Marshall, going 2-2 at 197.

He opened with an 11-7 decision before dropping his next match. In the consolation bracket, he won a 7-1 decision before dropping a 4-1 decision.

Owen Kretschmer (Southern Regional) won a 2-1 decision for Castleton at 133 in a 38-3 win over Wilkes at the Budd Whitehill Duals in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania.

Cody Dix (EHT) won a 15-2 major decision at 149 for Wilkes a 35-15 win over Wesleyan at the Budd Whitehill Duals.

Isaiah Ocasio (Vineland) won a 3-2 decision at 141 for Rochester Institute of Technology in a 34-10 win over Washington & Jefferson.

Gary Nagle (Middle Township) won by pin at 174 for Ursinus in a 25-20 win over Oneonta at the North/South Duals in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. In a 30-15 win over Scranton, Nagle won a 3-2 decision, and Romeo Rodriguez (Middle Township) won by pin at 133.

Women’s indoor track and field

Kiyanna Thomas (Absegami) was fourth in the shot put (45 feet, 3.5 inches) for Hampton at the Dick Taylor Carolina Challenge in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Kristin Siegle (Buena Regional) won the mile in 5 minutes, 4.33 seconds for Rider at the St. Thomas Aquinas Spartan Invitational in Staten Island, New York. Quinn Bithell (Lower Cape May) was fourth in the 400 (1:01.08).

Iyanla Kollock (Our Lady of Mercy Academy) won the 60 dash (7.68) for Rutgers at The College of New Jersey Lions Invitational.

Also for Rutgers, Claudine Smith (Atlantic City) won the triple jump (12.05 meters) and was fourth in the 60 hurdles (8.78). Ajae Alvarez-Tyler (EHT) won the 400 (57.70) and ran on the third-place 4x400 relay (4:00.53).

Emma Bergman (Ocean City) and Raelynne Miller (Millville) ran on Rutgers’ winning 4x800 relay (9:25.64). Bergman also finished third in the mile (5:17.69), and Miller took third in the 800 (2:25.60).

Men’s indoor track and field

Twins Alex and Robert Dessoye (EHT) ran on Bucknell’s winning 4x400 relay (3:25.11) at the Angry Birds Challenge hosted by Lehigh. Alex was second in the 400 (50.29).

Sincere Rhea (St. Augustine) won the 60 dash (7.98) for host Penn State at the Nittany Lion Challenge.

He also ran on the winning 4x400 relay (3:13.49).

Devin Anderson (Mainland) was third in the 400 (50.61) for Rider at the St. Thomas Aquinas Spartan Invitational.

Isaiah Whaley (Atlantic City) broke the Holy Family record in the 500 (1:05.72) at the Spartan Invitational. He was also ninth in the 200 (22.84).

Dylan Breen (Lacey Township) won the long jump (6.88) for Georgian Court at the Spartan Invitational. Alejandro Valdez (Bridgeton) was fourth in the shot put (15.06 meters).

Liam Andersen (Southern) was 12th in the weight throw (13.59 meters) and 15th in the shot put (12.99) for New Haven at the Spartan Invitational.

Eric Barnes (EHT) was on Rutgers’ second-place 4x800 relay (7:51.59) at the TCNJ Lions Invitational.

Trey Henry (EHT) was second in the 55 dash (6.62) for host Kutztown at the Golden Bear Invitational.

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