Prelims Recap From The America East Conference

Photo Courtesy: Vermont Athletics

Friday’s prelims races at the America East Conference Championships featured three races: the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley and 50-yard freestyle.

New Hampshire got off to a hot start in the 500-yard freestyle heats. The Wildcats took the top three spots in the preliminary races. Jess Harper was first with a time of 4:49.63 and Brittany Driscoll touched second in 4:54.45. Brittany Moffatt followed her two teammates with a time of 4:54.91.

In the 200-yard individual medley, it was University of Maryland, Baltimore County that took the top three spots. Emily Escobedo led the way with 1:57.03. Kayla Lilly and Laura Massicotte followed.

New Hampshire’s Liza Baykova took the top spot in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.32. Sarah Mantz of Vermont and Kristie Langford of Maryland, Baltimore County tied for second with a time of 23.71.

Tonight’s finals will include the same three individual events, along with the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Current meet score:

New Hampshire: 125
Maryland, Baltimore County: 102
Vermont: 99
Maine: 86
Binghamton: 61

None of the teams are currently ranked in the CSCAA Top 25 poll for Division I schools. The meet is being held in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Peter Baugh is a freshman at the University of Missouri and is the assistant sports editor for the Maneater, Mizzou's student run newspaper. He swam and played baseball in high school. He is a two time finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association Sports Story of the Year contest and was named the SSP Journalist of the Year for the St. Louis area. He served as co editor-in-chief for his high school newspaper, The Globe, and also worked for the St. Louis American newspaper.

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