Fast Swims on Day One of ECAC Championships

Photo Courtesy: Navy Athletics

By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern 

The first day of the 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Swimming and Diving Championships took place on Feb. 26 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. There are 39 schools competing this weekend.

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Below are the top 8 qualifiers for tonight’s A-Final.

Women’s 500 Free

1. Samantha James (4:49.98), Virginia
2. Jessie Gvozdas (4:50.47), Virginia
3. Laine Reed (4:51.49), Virginia
4. Madeline Smart (4:53.36), Virginia
5. Claire Pinson (4:55.16), Harvard
6. Brittany Moffatt (4:55.26), New Hampshire
7. Erin Jordan (4:55.41), Navy
8. Bethany Powhida (4:55.70), Marist

Men’s 500 Free

1. Stephen Marcin (4:26.40), Penn
2. Bradley Wachenfeld (4:27.53), Penn
3. Greg Stoffa (4:28.31), Virginia
4. Luke Nelson (4:28.49), Navy
5. Shane Condon (4:28.62), Navy
6. Sam Ciocco (4:29.54), Navy
7. Sam Cramer (4:30.37), Rider
8. Andrew Drummond (4:31.80), Penn

Women’s 200 IM

1. Sara Stranick (2:01.94), Virginia
2. Diana Hanson (2:03.23), Bucknell
3. Valerie Yoshimura (2:03.72), Harvard
4. Rachel Polti (2:04.23), Virginia
5. Zoe Macfarlane (2:04.60), Navy
6. Jessica Burkett (2:04.63), Army
7. Brittany Driscoll (2:05.52), New Hampshire
8. Kelly Hamilton (2:05.66), Army

Men’s 200 IM

1. Nikola Trajkovic (1:49.03), UMBC
2. Chipper Machemehl (1:49.66), Navy
3. Matheus Martini (1:50.02), Virginia
4. Vince Everman (1:50.21), Navy
5. Brandon Goldstein (1:50.81), Virginia
6. Thomas Hetzel (1:50.87), Navy
7. Chris Szekely (1:51.28), Army
8. Jack Robinson (1:51.30), Bucknell

Women’s 50 Free

1. Rochelle Dong (22.61), Penn
2. Dina Rommel (22.89), Virginia
3. Liza Baykova (23.19), New Hampshire
4. Molly Mucciarone (23.31), Army
5. Jenny Young (23.37), Pitt
6. Olivia Morrell (23.48), Navy
7. Kimberly Phan (23.62), Penn
8. Meredith Wurtz (23.64), Marist

Men’s 50 Free

1. Brandon McCredie (20.14), Army
2. Gregor Spoerlein (20.48), UMBC
3. Chris Szekely (20.59), Army
4. Ruslan Kopunek (20.61), Loyola
5. Brian McKenna (20.67), Binghamton
6. Matthew Martir (20.77), Rider
7. Devin McCall (20.82), Army
8. Ethan King (20.87), Navy

Finals will begin at 6 p.m. EST.

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Author: Chandler Brandes

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Chandler Brandes is a junior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She swims IM and freestyle for their Division 1 program and this is her third year on board with Swimming World.

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