Megan Clark Splits 21.75 As Northeastern Breaks Relay Record On Night One Of CAA Championships

Photo Courtesy: Northeastern Athletics, Nafeesa Connolly

Day one of the 2018 Colonial Athletic Association men’s and women’s Swimming and Diving Championships was highlighted by Northeastern’s new meet and all-time record in the women’s 4×50 medley relay. Sophomore Megan Clark anchored the Huskies’ winning relay in 21.75, her fastest time by one second and the quickest of the field.

After day one, William and Mary leads the women’s meet with 72 points, followed by Northeastern (68), Drexel (64), Towson (62), UNCW (52), Delaware (52) and James Madison (34). Drexel currently sits in first of the men’s meet with 116 points, followed by UNCW (91), Delaware (88), Towson (87) and William and Mary (80).

Full results

Women’s 4×50 Medley Relay

The 2018 CAA Championships began with Northeastern setting a new meet and all-time record in the opening relay. The team of Sidney Smith (25.70), Klara Juliusson (27.91), Sara Touchette-McGowan (23.92) and Megan Clark (21.75) combined for a final time of 1:39.28, breaking the old mark set last year. Clark had the fastest anchor split of the field by nearly a full second.

After breaking the CAA meet record last year, Drexel’s Alexa Kutch, Gab Rudy, Hollie Hopf, and Alicia Diaz settled for second in 1:39.90. William and Mary’s Katie Sell, Annie Valls, Abby Mack, and Annie Miller finished third in 1:40.58.

Event 5  Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
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     CAA-MEET: ! 1:39.61  2/22/2017 DREXEL UNIVERSITY, DREXE
                          A Kutch, R Bernhardt, A Forsthoffer, C Duguay
 CAA All-Time: @ 1:39.61  2/22/2017 DREXEL UNIVERSITY, DREXE
                          A Kutch, R Bernhardt, A Forsthoffer, C Duguay
                 1:36.89  A
                 1:37.51  B
    School                           Seed     Finals              
====================================================================
  1 NU-NE  'A'                    1:41.52    1:39.28!       
     1) Smith, Sidney O SO            2) r:0.29 Juliusson, Klara FR   
     3) r:0.18 Touchette-McGowSara SR 4) r:0.27 Clark, Megan SO       
    r:14.79  25.70        53.61 (27.91)
        1:17.53 (23.92)     1:39.28 (21.75)
  2 Drexel-MA  'A'                1:42.40    1:39.98        
     1) Kutch, Alexa L SO             2) r:0.12 Rudy, Gab FR          
     3) r:0.29 Hopf, Hollie SO        4) r:0.07 Diaz, Alicia SO       
             24.52        52.58 (28.06)
        1:16.82 (24.24)     1:39.98 (23.16)
  3 W&M-VA  'A'                   1:42.69    1:40.58        
     1) Sell, Katie K JR              2) r:0.36 Valls, Annie SR       
     3) r:0.38 Mack, Abby SR          4) r:0.42 Miller, Annie JR      
             25.57        53.87 (28.30)
        1:17.91 (24.04)     1:40.58 (22.67)
  4 Towson-MD  'A'                1:42.85    1:41.70        
     1) Sutton, Haley M JR            2) r:0.23 Schoening, Jacalyn SO 
     3) r:0.18 Ulrich, Ryan JR        4) r:0.21 Manthe, Caitlin SR    
             25.73        54.10 (28.37)
        1:19.08 (24.98)     1:41.70 (22.62)
  5 UNC Wilmington-NC  'A'        1:43.08    1:42.83        
     1) Howell, Shannon M JR          2) r:0.26 Johnson, Meagan JR    
     3) r:0.47 Cockcroft, Caitlin JR  4) r:0.47 Arsenault, Evan FR    
             26.37        55.01 (28.64)
        1:19.90 (24.89)     1:42.83 (22.93)
  6 DEL-MA  'A'                   1:46.95    1:43.60        
     1) Nemeth, Amy L JR              2) r:0.22 Gillman, Madelin SO   
     3) r:0.13 Bishop, Kristen SR     4) r:0.30 Cimino, Athena JR     
    r:14.22  26.12        55.24 (29.12)
        1:20.33 (25.09)     1:43.60 (23.27)
 -- JMU-VA  'A'                   1:45.56         DQ        
     1) Ortman, Abby SR               2) r:-0.08 Marsh, Megan SO      
     3) r:0.39 Breeger, Jillian JR    4) r:-0.02 Kirsch, Sydney SO    
             25.93        54.29 (28.36)
        1:19.06 (24.77)          DQ (22.87)

Men’s 4×50 Medley Relay

Wyatt Grubb (22.87), Devin McNulty (24.48), Jack Doherty (21.16) and Colin Wright (19.56) combined to give William and Mary the first win of the men’s meet, stopping the clock in 1:28.07, nearly a full second ahead of the field.

Towson’s Owen Robinson, Ryan O’Leary, Jack Saunderson and Matthew Essing finished second in 1:29.00, while Drexel’s Jason Arthur, Ralph Cannarozzi III, JT Lumpkin, and Kiran Richardson took a close third in 1:29.01.

Event 6  Men 200 Yard Medley Relay
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     CAA-MEET: ! 1:27.40  2/27/2013 UNCW, UNCW
                          V.Halonen, C.Fiala, S.Conrad, J.Gallene
 CAA All-Time: @ 1:27.40  2/27/2013 UNCW, UNCW
                          V. Halonen, C. Fiala,S.Conrad, J. Gallene
                 1:24.82  A
                 1:25.62  B
    School                           Seed     Finals              
====================================================================
  1 W&M-VA  'A'                   1:28.99    1:28.07        
     1) Grubb, Wyatt A SR             2) r:0.28 McNulty, Devin FR     
     3) r:0.35 Doherty, Jack SO       4) r:0.15 Wright, Colin SO      
    r:10.28  22.87        47.35 (24.48)
        1:08.51 (21.16)     1:28.07 (19.56)
  2 Towson-MD  'A'                1:31.31    1:29.00        
     1) Robinson, Owen SO             2) r:0.16 O'Leary, Ryan SO      
     3) r:0.44 Saunderson, Jack JR    4) r:0.38 Essing, Matthew SO    
    r:+9.26  23.42        48.45 (25.03)
        1:09.09 (20.64)     1:29.00 (19.91)
  3 Drexel-MA  'A'                1:32.12    1:29.01        
     1) Arthur, Jason J SO            2) r:0.11 Cannarozzi III,alph JR
     3) r:0.24 Lumpkin, JT SR         4) r:0.03 Richardson, Kiran FR  
    r:+8.17  22.58        47.34 (24.76)
        1:08.98 (21.64)     1:29.01 (20.03)
  4 UNC Wilmington-NC  'A'        1:31.94    1:30.17        
     1) Chastain, Zech D FR           2) r:0.31 D'Alessandro, Gchel FR
     3) r:0.27 Cahan, Noah SO         4) r:0.26 Cannon, Sean SO       
             23.63        48.37 (24.74)
        1:10.54 (22.17)     1:30.17 (19.63)
  5 DEL-MA  'A'                   1:33.94    1:31.31        
     1) Kiely, Asher J JR             2) r:0.37 Cornell, Chris JR     
     3) r:0.26 Woerth, Andrew JR      4) r:0.08 Weston, Kyle JR       
    r:11.09  22.82        48.59 (25.77)
        1:10.72 (22.13)     1:31.31 (20.59)

Men’s 1-Meter Diving

Drexel swept the top two spots in the first diving event of the CAA Championships. Sophomore Anthony Musciano, who was second after prelims, posted a score of 277.45 for the gold.

His teammate Simon Carne grabbed the silver medal with a score of 265.80 and Delaware freshman Jacob Lukens took bronze with 260.95 points.

UNCW’s Seth O’Dea (251.40), UNCW’s Trent Igoe (248.25), Drexel’s Joel Keefer (239.20), Towson’s Will Canny (238.05) and Towson’s John Casey (188.10) completed the top eight.

Event 4  Men 1 mtr Diving
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     CAA-MEET: ! 351.15  2/23/2012 Derrick Butts, George Mason
 CAA All-Time: @ 374.62  1/28/2012 Derricks Butts, George Mason
                 300.00  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Musciano, Antho  SO Drexel-MA          268.75     277.45        
  2 Carne, Simon     SR Drexel-MA          249.05     265.80        
  3 Lukens, Jacob M  FR DEL-MA             244.10     260.95        
  4 O'Dea, Seth      FR UNC Wilmington-N   269.50     251.40        
  5 Igoe, Trent      FR UNC Wilmington-N   218.60     248.25        
  6 Keefer, Joel S   FR Drexel-MA          213.45     239.20        
  7 Canny, Will H    FR Towson-MD          249.35     238.05        
  8 Casey, John      JR Towson-MD          189.75     188.10

Women’s 4×200 Free Relay

William and Mary’s Megan Bull (1:48.45), Morgan Smith (1:49.28), Tara Tiernan (1:48.62) and Maria Oceguera (1:48.77) won the 4×200 free relay in a final time of 7:15.12, dropping over 11 seconds from their entry time to take the gold.

After disqualifying in the 4×50 medley relay, Jillian Breeger, Katie Parker, Quinn MacMillan and Bonnie Zhang grabbed second for James Madison in 7:17.23. Towson’s Kendall Krumenacker, Annemarie Schnoor, Megan Cowan and Sarah Margaret Locke took third in 7:19.81.

Event 7  Women 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
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     CAA-MEET: ! 7:11.56  2/26/2014 Towson, Towso
                          K. Towe, C.Holtz, M.Rowland, K.Burke
 CAA All-Time: @ 7:11.56  2/26/2014 Towson, Towso
                          K. Towe, C. Holz, M. Rowland, K. Burke
                 7:03.86  A
                 7:07.86  B
    School                           Seed     Finals              
====================================================================
  1 W&M-VA  'A'                   7:26.38    7:15.12        
     1) Bull, Megan A FR              2) r:0.37 Smith, Morgan JR      
     3) r:0.24 Tiernan, Tara FR       4) r:0.30 Oceguera, Maria JR    
    r:+0.77  25.78        52.84 (52.84)
      1:20.37 (1:20.37)   1:48.45 (1:48.45)
        2:14.14 (25.69)     2:41.51 (53.06)
      3:09.48 (1:21.03)   3:37.73 (1:49.28)
        4:02.88 (25.15)     4:30.42 (52.69)
      4:58.35 (1:20.62)   5:26.35 (1:48.62)
        5:51.25 (24.90)     6:18.68 (52.33)
      6:46.95 (1:20.60)   7:15.12 (1:48.77)
  2 JMU-VA  'A'                   7:26.06    7:17.23        
     1) Breeger, Jillian R JR         2) r:0.36 Parker, Katie SR      
     3) r:0.44 MacMillan, Quinn SR    4) r:0.28 Zhang, Bonnie SO      
    r:+0.68  26.70        54.63 (54.63)
      1:22.17 (1:22.17)   1:50.51 (1:50.51)
        2:07.26 (16.75)     2:44.09 (53.58)
      3:12.02 (1:21.51)   3:40.02 (1:49.51)
        4:04.14 (24.12)     4:30.91 (50.89)
      4:59.05 (1:19.03)   5:29.96 (1:49.94)
        5:54.55 (24.59)     6:21.90 (51.94)
      6:49.67 (1:19.71)   7:17.23 (1:47.27)
  3 Towson-MD  'A'                7:32.12    7:19.81        
     1) Krumenacker, Kendall G SR     2) r:0.29 Schnoor, Annemarie SO 
     3) r:0.40 Cowan, Megan SO        4) r:-0.10 Locke, Sarah Maret SO
    r:+0.79  26.68        54.96 (54.96)
      1:22.90 (1:22.90)   1:50.78 (1:50.78)
        2:16.37 (25.59)     2:44.59 (53.81)
      3:12.87 (1:22.09)   3:41.28 (1:50.50)
        4:06.81 (25.53)     4:34.62 (53.34)
      5:02.80 (1:21.52)   5:31.24 (1:49.96)
        5:56.84 (25.60)     6:24.26 (53.02)
      6:51.85 (1:20.61)   7:19.81 (1:48.57)
  4 Drexel-MA  'A'                7:37.12    7:23.11        
     1) Kirmse, Tanja SR              2) r:0.40 Joyce, Emily SR       
     3) r:0.11 Gundling, Natalie FR   4) r:-0.36 Gercsak, Dora SO     
    r:+0.74  25.42        52.84 (52.84)
      1:20.77 (1:20.77)   1:48.88 (1:48.88)
        2:14.32 (25.44)     2:42.45 (53.57)
      3:10.64 (1:21.76)   3:38.83 (1:49.95)
        4:04.31 (25.48)     4:32.38 (53.55)
      5:01.86 (1:23.03)   5:31.81 (1:52.98)
        5:57.25 (25.44)     6:25.47 (53.66)
      6:53.81 (1:22.00)   7:23.11 (1:51.30)
  5 NU-NE  'A'                    7:29.35    7:25.95        
     1) Touchette-McGowan, Sara SR    2) r:0.37 Schnabel, Carly JR    
     3) r:0.37 Wojciechowska, anna FR 4) r:0.42 Weiler, Matilda FR    
    r:+0.74  25.86        54.15 (54.15)
      1:23.13 (1:23.13)   1:52.89 (1:52.89)
        2:17.88 (24.99)     2:45.50 (52.61)
      3:13.99 (1:21.10)   3:42.81 (1:49.92)
        4:08.90 (26.09)     4:37.35 (54.54)
      5:06.34 (1:23.53)   5:35.32 (1:52.51)
        6:00.25 (24.93)     6:29.03 (53.71)
      6:57.98 (1:22.66)   7:25.95 (1:50.63)
  6 DEL-MA  'A'                   7:35.87    7:26.71        
     1) Braatz, Sarah C SR            2) r:0.09 Jogani, Elizabeth SO  
     3) r:0.13 Nemeth, Amy JR         4) r:-0.72 Cimino, Athena JR    
    r:+0.66  26.08        54.74 (54.74)
      1:23.45 (1:23.45)   1:52.09 (1:52.09)
        2:18.03 (25.94)     2:46.27 (54.18)
      3:14.96 (1:22.87)   3:44.05 (1:51.96)
        4:08.66 (24.61)     4:37.13 (53.08)
      5:06.29 (1:22.24)   5:35.25 (1:51.20)
        6:00.10 (24.85)     6:28.29 (53.04)
      6:57.49 (1:22.24)   7:26.71 (1:51.46)
  7 UNC Wilmington-NC  'A'        7:33.75    7:27.00        
     1) Schemmel, Kyra L JR           2) r:0.36 Johnson, Meagan JR    
     3) r:0.45 Lahr, Meghan JR        4) r:0.27 Shirk, Annie JR       
    r:+0.74  25.73        53.45 (53.45)
      1:22.10 (1:22.10)   1:51.12 (1:51.12)
        2:17.02 (25.90)     2:45.30 (54.18)
      3:14.01 (1:22.89)   3:43.02 (1:51.90)
        4:08.41 (25.39)     4:36.29 (53.27)
      5:05.49 (1:22.47)   5:35.04 (1:52.02)
        6:01.18 (26.14)     6:29.39 (54.35)
      6:57.73 (1:22.69)   7:27.00 (1:51.96)

Men’s 4×200 Free Relay

William and Mary’s Eric Grimes (1:38.32), Carter Kale (1:38.81), Ben Skopic (1:37.40) and Kyle Neri (1:38.47) won a close relay battle to give the Tribe men a sweep of night one’s relays. The quartet finished first in 6:33.00, only 0.38 ahead of the runner-up.

Second place went to Drexel’s Stithies Malamas, Patrick Cobb, Luke Hanner, and Kiran Richardson in 6:33.38. UNCW’s Jack Cosgrove, Brandon Cu, Brad Allison and Mack Nesbit finished third in 6:39.44.

Event 8  Men 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
====================================================================
     CAA-MEET: ! 6:30.47  2/24/2016 William and Mary, W&M
 CAA All-Time: @ 6:30.47  2/24/2016 William & Mary, Willi
                          W. Manion j. O'Donnell, A Henderson W. Russell
                 6:20.05  A
                 6:23.58  B
    School                           Seed     Finals              
====================================================================
  1 W&M-VA  'A'                   6:40.95    6:33.00        
     1) Grimes, Eric E JR             2) r:0.29 Kale, Carter JR       
     3) r:0.28 Skopic, Ben SO         4) r:0.48 Neri, Kyle SR         
    r:+0.69  22.70        47.58 (47.58)
      1:12.84 (1:12.84)   1:38.32 (1:38.32)
        2:01.26 (22.94)     2:26.04 (47.72)
      2:51.38 (1:13.06)   3:17.13 (1:38.81)
        3:39.32 (22.19)     4:04.20 (47.07)
      4:29.63 (1:12.50)   4:54.53 (1:37.40)
        5:16.45 (21.92)     5:41.04 (46.51)
      6:06.45 (1:11.92)   6:33.00 (1:38.47)
  2 Drexel-MA  'A'                6:43.54    6:33.38        
     1) Malamas, Stathis SO           2) r:0.06 Cobb, Patrick JR      
     3) r:0.62 Hanner, Luke JR        4) r:0.13 Richardson, Kiran FR  
    r:+0.66  22.49        47.32 (47.32)
      1:12.97 (1:12.97)   1:38.63 (1:38.63)
        2:00.99 (22.36)     2:25.54 (46.91)
      2:51.00 (1:12.37)   3:16.42 (1:37.79)
        3:39.02 (22.60)     4:04.02 (47.60)
      4:29.87 (1:13.45)   4:54.89 (1:38.47)
        5:16.59 (21.70)     5:41.13 (46.24)
      6:07.00 (1:12.11)   6:33.38 (1:38.49)
  3 UNC Wilmington-NC  'A'        6:50.55    6:39.44        
     1) Cosgrove, Jack T SO           2) r:0.55 Cu, Brandon FR        
     3) r:0.32 Allison, Brad JR       4) r:0.20 Nesbit, Mack FR       
    r:+0.69  22.88        47.76 (47.76)
      1:12.82 (1:12.82)   1:38.18 (1:38.18)
        2:01.69 (23.51)     2:27.25 (49.07)
      2:52.69 (1:14.51)   3:19.13 (1:40.95)
        3:42.20 (23.07)     4:07.64 (48.51)
      4:33.81 (1:14.68)   5:00.13 (1:41.00)
        5:22.57 (22.44)     5:47.83 (47.70)
      6:13.75 (1:13.62)   6:39.44 (1:39.31)
  4 Towson-MD  'A'                6:47.64    6:39.48        
     1) Wright, Hunter T SO           2) r:0.15 Essing, Nick SR       
     3) r:0.13 Brophy, Evan JR        4) r:-0.06 Magazine, Aaron JR   
    r:+0.70  23.28        48.62 (48.62)
      1:14.70 (1:14.70)   1:40.90 (1:40.90)
        2:03.62 (22.72)     2:28.79 (47.89)
      2:53.92 (1:13.02)   3:19.79 (1:38.89)
        3:42.67 (22.88)     4:08.20 (48.41)
      4:34.01 (1:14.22)   4:59.46 (1:39.67)
        5:22.72 (23.26)     5:48.26 (48.80)
      6:14.26 (1:14.80)   6:39.48 (1:40.02)
  5 DEL-MA  'A'                   6:51.20    6:41.44        
     1) Savidge, Patrick J SR         2) r:0.35 Kiely, Asher JR       
     3) r:0.20 Ciecko, Bryce FR       4) r:0.13 Basch, Kevin SO       
    r:+3.08  23.13        47.96 (47.96)
      1:13.87 (1:13.87)   1:40.70 (1:40.70)
        2:03.21 (22.51)     2:28.60 (47.90)
      2:54.20 (1:13.50)   3:20.72 (1:40.02)
        3:43.21 (22.49)     4:08.50 (47.78)
      4:34.88 (1:14.16)   5:00.83 (1:40.11)
        5:23.65 (22.82)     5:48.88 (48.05)
      6:14.89 (1:14.06)   6:41.44 (1:40.61)
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Author: Chandler Brandes

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