By Delaney Lanker, Swimming World College Intern
The Southern Connecticut men and women owls continue their lead in the Northeast 10 Championships after day three’s finals.
The men’s meet had a record breaking night, setting three new Northeast 10 Conference records. The SCSU men started their meet off my sweeping the top three spots in the 400 IM. It was a close race between teammates for the gold, but it was senior Raymond Cswerko, who came in first with a 3:58.01. Right behind him was teammate Christopher Curtin who came in second with a 3:58.53. In third was another owl, Brandon Beaudoin who touched third with a time of 4:05.74.
Travis May of Le Moyne was the first record breaker of the night coming in at a 49.18 in the men’s 100 butterfly. This winning time broke May’s teammate, Daniel Tarbrake‘s 2015 record of 49.58. Tarbrake came in third this year with a time of 50.65. In between the two Dolphins was PACE’s Andrew Cyprianos who finished second in a 49.61.
The records continued to fall in the men’s 200 freestyle. SCSU’s Tyler Vander Vos broke his own 2015 record (1:39.97) in a time of 1:39.57. Second and third place were also taken by SCSU. Louis Geist (1:41.99) came in second and Brendan Murphy (1:42.23) came in third.
PACE took three of the top eight spots tonight in the 100 breaststroke finals with Nianzhong Liu coming in first with a 56.13. Saint Rose’s Elie McRae came in second with a 56.50 and PACE freshman Travis Monahan finished in a close third with a 56.74.
In the men’s 100 backstroke SCSU’s Raymond Snyder came in first (51.08) out touching PACE’s Alex Dimcevski (51.39) and Saint Rose’s Eric Howard (51.39) who tied for second place.
To finish the men’s meet, SCSU team of Brendan Murphy (20.24), Tyler Vander Vos (20.34), Raymond Synder (20.81) (19.90) and Raymond Cswerko came in first in the 200 freestyle relay and broke their 2015 NE 10 record of 1:22.56 and went a 1:21.29. The PACE team of Travis Monahan (21.32), Liu Nianzhong (21.05), Andresious Cyprianos (20.72) and Dominick Mignano (20.76) came in second with a 1:23.85. Bentley came in third (1:24.03) with the team of Sebastian Bury (21.38), Nick Toselli (20.89), Tim Connolly (21.63) and Davis Wilson (21.13).
The SCSU women also won the 200 freestyle relay and broke the NE 10 record. The team of Katie Crochet (23.36), Sydney Fromkin (24.90), Katherine Krajcika (24.03) and Emily Wolfe (24.13) won with a 1:36.42. The Le Moyne team of Alyssa Baker (24.96), Kelsey Smith (24.82), Sarah Gaffney (25.12) and Tara O’Donnell (23.53) came in second with a 1:38.26. Assumption came in third with Rachel Ferris (25.15), Morgan Nicholls (24.82), Victoria Weber (24.33) and Allie Wuerfl (24.52) with the time of 1:38.82.
In other women’s news in the women’s 400 IM Assumption’s Niamh Morgan bested her morning swim and won the event with a 4:28.45. Bentley took second and third place with Emily Niemiec (4:30.36) finishing second and Kate Kaduboski (4:33.01) took third.
SCSU took first and second place in the women’s 100 butterfly. Emily Wolfe won with a 57.05 and teammate Aubrey Bailey came in second (57.17). Assumption’s Victoria Weber finished third (58.28).
Katie Crochet (1:51.56) and SCSU teammate Sydney Fromkin (1:53.45) took first and second in the women’s 200 freestyle. Assumption’s Shannon Quirk came in third with a 1:54.69.
Le Moyne’s Kelsey Smith won the women’s 100 breastroke with a 1:05.44. Saint Rose’s Shannon Walsh (1:06.44) came in second and Julie Shea (1:06.76) of Saint Michael’s came in third.
Tara O’Donnell of Le Moyne won the 100 backstroke with a 57.03. SCSU’s Aubrey Bailey (58.72) and Assumption’s Victoria Weber (58.87) finished in the top three in their second event of the day in the 100 back.
Women – Team Rankings – Through Event 27
1. Assumption 557.5
2. Southern Connecticut 513
3. Bentley 405.5
4. Le Moyne 332
5. Pace 331
6. Saint Rose 314
7. Saint Michael’s 180
8. Adelphi 153
9. Merrimack 94
Men – Team Rankings – Through Event 6
1. Southern Connecticut 596
2. Bentley 446
2. Le Moyne 398
4. PACE 365
5. Saint Rose 325.5
6. Adelphi 154.5
7. St. Michael’s 137