Virginia Dominates on Night One of ECAC Championships

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern

The Virginia women won five of six events on the first day of the 2016 ECAC Swimming and Diving Championships. The Cavaliers lead the women’s team scores, while Navy is in first for the men.

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Women’s 200 Free Relay

Virginia’s Dina Rommel (23.40), Eryn Eddy (22.66), Audrey Gould (23.68), and Katie Miller (23.71) narrowly won the first event of the meet in 1:33.45. Penn’s Rochelle Dong (22.95), Kimberly Phan (23.32), Meagan Dollard (23.63), and Laine Higgins (23.58) took a close second in 1:33.48.

Men’s 200 Free Relay

Army’s Brandon McCredie (20.46), Chris Szekely (19.72), Devin McCall (19.98), and Evin Rude (19.93) won in 1:20.09. Rider’s Matthew Martir (20.55), Zachary Molloy (20.31), William Molloy (20.12), and Vincent Gibbons (19.86) finished second in 1:20.84.

Men’s 3m Diving

1. Josh Dodway (314.80), Marist
2. Peter Gallino (392.95), Marist
3. Wayco Bailey (290.10), Rider

Women’s 1m Diving

1. Kirsten Parkinson (281.65), Virginia
2. Sam Winkelmann (267.95), Pitt
3. Rena Diotalevi (250.35), Marist

Women’s 500 Free

1. Samantha James (4:45.90), Virginia
2. Jessie Gvozdas (4:48.67), Virginia
3. Claire Pinson (4:51.65), Harvard

Men’s 500 Free

1. Luke Nelson (4:25.73), Navy
2. Bradley Wachenfeld (4:26.87), Penn
3. Stephen Marcin (4:28.27), Penn

Women’s 200 IM

1. Sara Stranik (2:01.84), Virginia
2. Rachel Politi (2:02.50), Virginia
3. Valerie Yoshimura (2:02.93), Harvard

Men’s 200 IM

1. Nikola Trajkovic (1:48.19), UMBC
2. Matheus Martini (1:49.46), Virginia
3. Vince Everman (1:49.74), Navy

Women’s 50 Free

1. Rochelle Dong (22.73), Penn
2. Dina Rommel (22.99), Virginia
3. Liza Baykova (23.00), New Hampshire

Men’s 50 Free

1. Brandon McCredie (20.27), Army
2. Matthew Martir (20.42), Rider
3. Brian McKenna (20.45), Binghamton

Women’s 400 Medley Relay

Virginia’s James (55.91), Stranik (1:03.83), Peyton Baldwin (53.46), Reed (49.73) won by six seconds in 3:42.93. Pitt’s Samantha Baird (56.44), Maddie Marcelle (1:03.65), Jenny Young (56.83), and Tia Van Landeghem (51.19) took second in 3:48.11.

Men’s 400 Medley Relay

Army’s Josh Sembrano (49.45), Colin Kanzari (55.13), McCredie (47.98), and Szekely (43.69) won in 3:16.25. Rider’s Luke Musselman (50.50), Adam Phillips (54.96), Martir (48.22), and Gibbons (44.47) took second in 3:18.55.

Top 8 Women’s Team Standings:

1. Virginia-227
2. Marist-123
3. Penn-116
4. Army-110
5. Pitt-108
6. Navy-102
7. Bucknell-85
8. Columbia-64.5

Top 8 Men’s Team Standings:

1. Navy-209
2. Army-149
3. Rider-143
4. Penn-109
5. Binghamton-100
6. Marist-91
7. Buckenll-87
8. Virginia-71

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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 is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her third year on board with Swimming World.

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