Reihman returns for third season at Harvard
Several former Salisbury High School athletes are competing on college athletic teams during the winter 2019-20 season. Here’s a look at some of them.
Harvard junior freestyle swimmer Mahlon Reihman returns to the pool this winter for his third collegiate season. Reihman placed third in both the 100- and 200-yard freestyle races in the Crimson’s season opener against Texas A&M and Duke.
He swam the 100 in 44.71 seconds and finished the 200 in 1:39.07 (1.38 seconds behind first-place winner Sheldon Boboff of Duke). He also anchored the 200-yard medley relay team that placed third in 1:29.29, and led off the 400-yard freestyle relay team that also came in third place in 3:01.83.
His sophomore season was a memorable one for the former Falcon. Reihman was named an All-American and a First-Team All-Ivy League selection in the 800-yard freestyle relay event.
He was a member of the 800 free relay team that set a school record time of 6:11.73 at nationals last season for a seventh-place finish. Also at nationals, he was a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay unit that produced the second-fastest time in program history (2:50.36). His time of 1:35.79 in the 200 free at last season’s Ivy League Championships was the sixth fastest in Crimson history.
Harvard is 2-2 early in the season with a meet against Columbia this week. The Crimson travel to Columbia in New York for Friday’s meet at 5 p.m. It will then compete in the Minnesota Invitational December 4-8.
Tyler Keller, a diver at Lehigh University, returns this winter looking to improve on a standout sophomore season. In the team’s most recent meet against Loyola, he placed first in the 3-meter diving event with 325.65 points, and came in second in the 1-meter with a score of 249.37.
During his sophomore season, Keller placed fifth in 3-meter diving (286.50) at the Patriot League Championships. He also took sixth in 1-meter diving (285.60). The Salisbury graduate was the Mountain Hawks’ Diver of the Year last season, and holds the freshman school record in each of the diving events.
With a meeting set up against rival Lafayette on Friday, Keller and the Mountain Hawks sit 4-1 overall and 2-0 in Patriot League action.
Rider University’s Daniel Bonge was teammates with Reihman and Keller at Salisbury, and is now making a name for himself in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference on the Division I collegiate stage.
The junior freestyle/butterfly swimmer is off to another fast start this season. In the Broncs’ most recent meet, which included wins over La Salle (186-109) and Delaware (186.5-110.5), Bonge swan the second leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay that came in second place in 3:09.68.
He also helped the 200-yard medley relay place fourth in 1:37.59, and also placed in the top eight of the 100-yard freestyle (48.75 seconds) and 200-yard butterfly (2:00.72).
Bonge has helped the Broncs win multiple medals at the MAAC Championships over the past two seasons. As a sophomore last season, he swam in the 400-yard free relay that took first place and set a new meet record.
The 200- and 800-yard freestyle relay teams also won gold, and Bonge was a member of both units. In his individual events at the MAAC Championships, he earned three top-eight finishes, including a third-place mark in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:49.46. He captured two more medals as a freshman at the MAAC Championships.
The Broncs have started the season 8-1 and are in search of their ninth straight conference title this winter. Up next is a trip to Lewisburg for the Bucknell Invitational on December 6-8.
Fifth-year senior Meagan Eripret returns to the court for the Lehigh women’s basketball team for the 2019-20 season. She has played in two of the Mountain Hawks’ three games this season thus far. She scored a season-best four points in the opener against Delaware State and tallied 10 minutes in Lehigh’s most recent game against George Washington.
After not playing her freshman season, Eripret has turned into a steady rotational player for the Mountain Hawks. The former Falcon center has seen time in 60 games and has 90 points, 94 rebounds (including 30 offensive) and 20 blocks.
Lehigh has started the season winning its first three games. Up next is Friday’s contest against Seton Hall at Stabler Arena. The Mountain Hawks open Patriot League play against Navy on Jan. 2.
Rhode Island sophomore jumper Jack Reichebach is set for his second indoor track and field season with Rhody this winter. Rhode Island opens the season this Sunday with the Blue-White Alumni Meet. Rhody will then compete in the UConn Heptathlon on December 5 and 6.
Reichenbach had a memorable inaugural season with his second place finish in the long jump (6.92 meters) at the Atlantic 10 Championships. He also placed in the top-11 of both the high jump (10th, 1.89 meters) and triple Jump (11th, 12.16 meters) at the conference meet. The former Falcon was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team.
Lindsay Bauer, a senior jumper at Rider University, is set to embark on her final collegiate season. The indoor track and field season begins in early December with Princeton’s New Year’s Invite on December 7.
Bauer placed fourth in the long jump event at least year’s Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships with a mark of 5.45 meters. She came in sixth place in high jump with a mark of 1.60 meters (along with four other jumpers). As a sophomore, she placed in the top-six at the league meet in the long jump and triple jump events as well. She placed sixth and ninth, respectively, in those same events as a freshman.
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