William and Mary Men and Women Each Win One Relay to Open CAA Action

Photo Courtesy: Jim Agnew, William and Mary Athletics

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By Cathleen Pruden, Swimming World College Intern

The 200 medley and 800 freestyle relays began swimming action at the Colonial Athletic Association Conference Championships this evening.

Women’s Meet

Two relays were disqualified to start off the evening, leaving only five scoring teams in the 200 medley. William and Mary topped the podium by a narrow margin, stopping the clock at 1:40.43 to Northeastern’s 1:40.70. Sophie RittenhouseAnnie VallsJessie Ustjanauskas, and Annie Miller were first to the wall for the Tribe while Christine LeongTaylor EllisSara Touchette-McGowan, and Carly Schnabel finished second. Towson’s Jacy IcardJenna Van CampOlivia Evans, and Caitlin Manthe touched third (1:41.51).

All teams had safe starts for the 800 freestyle relay. James Madison’s Kristen ZielinskiCarli MolanoCameron Martin, and Quinn MacMillan won the Dukes’ first title of the weekend in 7:13.51. William and Mary was not far behind (7:15.74) with the team of Selina FullerJaimie MillerHannah Vester, and Ustjanauskas. Towson once again rounded out the top three in 7:20.53. This time, Hannah SnyderMelissa ToyKara Powell, and Charlotte Holz represented the Tigers.

Scores through event 8 (Includes diving which took place last weekend):

  1. Northeastern 138
  2. Towson 136
  3. James Madison 112
  4. Delaward 99
  5. William and Mary 74
  6. UNC Wilmington 73
  7. Drexel 56

Men’s Meet

The men’s 200 medley relay also suffered a DQ, leaving them with four scoring teams. Drexel won the event in 1:27.87. Joel BerrymanRalph Cannarozzi IIIKyle Lukens, and Liam Kelly were just four tenths off the conference record. Towson’s Dominic BreschiJoel ToddJack Saunderson, and Matt Hans earned second in 1:29.36. UNC Wilmington was right on their heels. Tad SpenceWill RyanZach Sowers, and Michael Thomas touched in 1:29.68.

Another DQ struck in the 800 freestyle relay. William and Mary was first to the wall, however, in record setting fashion. Will ManionJeremiah O’DonnellAlex Henderson, and Billy Russell stopped the clock at 6:30.47, under the old record of 6:31.07, also held by the Tribe. Drexel followed up their championship finish with a runner up performance. Joel BerrymanIvo PejovicLuke Hanner, and Kyle Lukens finished in 6:34.44. Cory CampAlex TooleyAlexander Hillsley, and Patrick Savidge were third for Delaware in a time of 6:36.71.

Scores through event 8 (Includes diving which took place last weekend):

  1. Drexel 181
  2. Delware 128
  3. UNC Wilmington 127
  4. Towson 76
  5. William and Mary 40

Full results available here: 2016 CAA Championships: Day One – Results

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Swim mom
Swim mom
8 years ago

Go Tribe! Even without diving, great presence.

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