MANHATTAN – Alexandra Biehn won a pair of freestyle swimming events as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's swimming team opened its dual meet season with a 107-94 loss at Manhattan College on Saturday.
The meet was decided on the last race of the day as the Jaspers defeated the Mariners (0-1) in the 200-yard freestyle relay by 2.04 seconds. Manhattan was clocked in 1:47.73.
Manhattan is an NCAA Division I school while the Mariners compete at the NCAA Division III level.
Biehn captured the 1000-yard freestyle in 11:43.96 and went on to win the 500-yard freestyle in 5:42.01.
Jacky White took first-place honors in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.47.
The Mariners host Queens College Monday at 6 p.m. and Lehman College Tuesday at 6 p.m.