Records Continue To Be Broken at Northeast 10 Finals

Photo Courtesy: Northeast 10 Conference

By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern

Tonight, the men’s 200 IM and 50 freestyle records went down at the Northeast 10 Championships day two finals.

Southern Connecticut’s Raymond Cswerko, won the men’s 200 IM in the time of 1:48.14, breaking his own NE 10 conference record that he preciously set in 2013 (1:49.51). Another SCSU owl came in second, senior Christopher Curtin went a 1:52.18 and PACE freshman, Alex Dimcevski finished in third with a time of 1:54.38.

In the men’s 50 freestyle, all of the top three went under 21 seconds. SCSU’s Brendan Murphy won the event in the time of 20.07. While he was just shy of breaking 20 seconds, it was quick enough to best his own NE 10 record that he set in 2014 (20.45). PACE’s Liu Nianzhong came in second (20.84) and SCSU’s Tyler Vander Vos came in third (20.90).

In the men’s 500 freestyle Southern Connecticut took first and second place. Louis Geist, bested his prelims time and touched first in a 4:35.56, while teammate Dylan Swanepoel came in second (4:36.42). PACE sophomore Brian Sosa finished third in a 4:37.68.

In the women’s meet it was a close race for first between SCSU’s Sydney Fromkin and Assumption’s Shannon Quirk. In the end, Fromkin took the win with a time of 5:02.71, out touching Quirk who went a 5:03.39. SCSU’s Jenni Belanger came in third with a 5:06.16, respectively.

It was an even closer race for the gold in the women’s 200 IM. Assumption’s Niamh Morgan (2:06.03) snatched the win from Bentley’s Emily Niemiec (2:06.50). Assumption senior Victoria Weber came in third with a 2:08.41.

In the 50 freestyle, SCSU’s Katie Crochet came in first (23.60), Le Moyne’s Tara O’Donnell finished second (24.00) and Bentley junior Kaitlin McGahie finished third (24.40).

Southern Connecticut took first in the women’s 400 medley relay. The women’s team of Aubrey Bailey (58.56), Lilly Martin (1:07.34), Emily Wolfe (57.01) and Katie Crochet (50.38) won in a time of 3:53.29.

It was a race for second between the Le Moyne and Assumption relays teams. In the end, the Le Moyne team of Tara O’Donnell (56.86), Kelsey Smith (1:06.06), Alyssa Baker (59.26) and Sarah Gaffney (54.21) finished second in a 3:56.39. The Assumption team finished right behind them with the team of Victoria Weber (59.17), Rachel Ferris (1:06.14), Courtney Barr (58.38) and Niamh Morgan (52.96) in the time of 3:56.65.

Women’s – Team Rankings – Through Event 14
1. Southern Connecticut 303
2. Assumption 293.5
3. Bentley 263.5
4. Pace 201
5. Le Moyne 200
6. Saint Rose 190
7. Saint Michael’s 115
8. Adelphi 99
9. Merrimack 56

Men’s – Team Rankings – Through Event 14
1. Southern Connecticut 347
2. Bentley 275
3. Le Moyne 226
4. Pace 184.5
5. Saint Rose 175
6. Saint Michael’s 95
7. Adelphi 82.5

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Author: Delaney Lanker

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Delaney Lanker is a junior at Northeastern University studying journalism. She is a butterflier and captain of their NCAA Division I team. Before college, she swam for the Colorado Stars.

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