2019 Colonial Athletic Association Championships: Day 1 Recap

Courtesy: Twitter, @CAAsports 2/20/2019

Grace Nordquist, Swimming World College Intern.

The Colonial Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championship Meet is underway Feb 20. Day one began with prelims at 11 a.m. and finals at 4 p.m. including the 200 Medley Relay, 800 Free Relay, and Men’s 1 Meter Diving. On the Women’s side, James Madison look to defend their conference title, while William & Mary Men’s team is competing for their fifth straight title.


Team Standings


At the conclusion of night one of the CAA meet, scores are close on the women’s side with a three way tie for first between Drexel, Jame Madison, and William & Mary with 68 points. Towson is close behind with 64, and UNCW with 56, Northeaster at 54, and Delaware with 50 points.


Drexel takes the lead in 109 points, Towson at 99, UNCW 91, William & Mary 80, and Delaware trails with 28 points.

Women’s 200 Medley Relay

Drexel’s team of Alexa Kutch, Gabrielle Rudy, Hollie Hopf, and Alicia Diaz take the first event of the night, touching in at 1:40.39 just ahead of William & Mary’s Anna Kenna, Ellie Henry, Katie Sell, and Annie Miller.

CAA.Women's 200 Med. Relay


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Men’s 200 Medley Relay

William & Mary’s Colin Demers, Devin McNulty, Jack Doherty, and Ian Thompson claim first with Townson’s Owen Robinson, Ryan O’Leary, Jack Saunderson, and Matthew Essing close behind. Both teams broke the CAA meet record, previously held at 1:27.40. Townson by only .01 but William & Mary’s will set the new record at 1:26.71.

CAA Men's 200 Med. Relay

Men’s 1 Meter Diving

This morning’s prelims set the top three men only 2 points apart from one another, with defending champion Anthony Musciano leading at 264.60 points. In finals, Musciano jumped to 287.60 points to take the Men’s 1-Meter diving title, with Will Canny in second at 280.10 points, and Dillion Hall in third with 253.85 points.

CAA Men's-1-Meter-Diving


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Women’s 800 Free Relay

The James Madison team of Jillian Breeger, Jillian Santiago, Kristie Darmody and Bonnie Zhang came back in Zang’s anchor leg to beat William & Mary’s team of Megan Bull, Tara Tiernan, Morgan Smith, and Maria Oceguera. Despite being 3 seconds behind at the hallway mark of the relay, James Madison finished in a time of 7:14.78 with anchor Zang pulling a 1:44.97 split to win the race.

CAA-Women's-800 F.R.- pt.1

CAA-Women's-800 F.R. pt.2

Men’s 800 Free Relay

William & Mary’s team of Ben Skopic, Colin Wright, Carter Kale, and Eric Grimes take their ninth straight title in the relay with a time of 6:31.47 just missing the CAA record by exactly 1 second (6:30.47). Towson’s Evan Brophy, Ryan Baldino, Evan Lynch, and Jack Saunderson would come in second with a time of 6:34.28.

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