By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern
This morning the Southern Connecticut’s men and women teams set themselves up well for the Day 2 finals of the Northeast 10 Conference Championships. Bentley and Assumption also are also in good position for tonight’s finals.
For the men, SCSU started the off the morning with senior Louis Geist (4:36.75) and junior Dylan Swanepoel (4:38.58) taking first and second in the 500 freestyle. Bentley’s Owen Karl finished third in the time of 4:39.48.
Southern Connecticut senior, Raymon Cswerko, is seeded first going into finals tonight in the 200 IM with a time of 1:53.50 Behind him, Le Moyne’s Travis May (1:55.17) and SCSU’s Christopher Curtin (1:55.21) fought it out in a close finish for second in third seed going into tonight’s finals.
SCSU’s Brendan Murphy touched first in the 50 freestyle in a time of 21.05 with PACE’s Nianzhong Liu (21.15) and SCSU teammate Tyler Vander Vos (21.22) finishing right behind him in second and third.
Southern Connecticut Sophomore, Katie Crochet crushed her own NE-10 record in the 50 freestyle prelims this morning. She bested her 2015 time of a 24.09 with a 23.57. With this time, Crochet is going in first by almost a second ahead of Le Moyne’s Tara O’Donnell who touched in at a 24.33 for a second place seed tonight. Bentley’s junior Kaitlin McGahie came in third with a 24.39. In order to make it into the top 8 tonight, all of the women had to go under 25 seconds.
Also on the women’s side, Southern Connecticut’s Sydney Fromkin is going into tonight seeded first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:06.50. Assumption’s Shannon Quirk follows with a 5:08.48 and SCSU’s Jenni Belanger came in third with a 5:09.45.
Assumption’s Niamh Morgan is seeded first in the 200 IM after touching the wall with a 2:07.04. Bentley’s Emily Niemiec is seeded second after finishing in a 2:09.19 and Assumption’s Victoria Weber was third in 2:11.01.
Going into tonight the SCSU men will work to keep ahead of the rest of the competition while their women’s team will work to move up in the rankings against Assumption’s strong competition.
Find the full Day 2 Prelims results here