William and Mary Men Sprint Their Way to the Top on Night Two of CAA Championships

Photo Courtesy: William and Mary Athletics

The highlight on day two of the Colonial Athletic Association men’s and women’s Swimming and Diving Championships came from the William and Mary men, who swept the top three spots in the 50 free and set a new record in the 4×50 free relay. Towson’s Jack Saunderson also set a new meet mark in the men’s 200 IM.

Full Results

After two days of competition, William and Mary is in first on the men’s side with 299 points, followed by Drexel (233), Towson (209), UNCW (202) and Delaware (148).

James Madison had a strong second day to lift themselves into first on the women’s side with 231 points, followed by William and Mary (219), Towson (213), Northeastern (196), Drexel (152), UNCW (139) and Delaware (88).

Women’s 500 Free

William and Mary’s Megan Bull cruised to first by nearly three seconds in the meet’s first individual event. The rookie touched the wall in 4:46.92 en route to earning her first CAA title.

James Madison’s Quinn MacMillan was the only other swimmer under 4:50, posting a final time of 4:49.88. Drexel’s Tanja Kirmse placed third in 4:50.47.

Towson’s Karlee Carminati (4:51.96), William and Mary’s Morgan Smith (4:52.01), James Madison’s Julianna Jones (4:52.28), Towson’s Sarah Margaret Locke (4:52.82) and William and Mary’s Maria Oceguera (4:53.97) rounded out the A-final.

Event 9  Women 500 Yard Freestyle
==================================================================
     CAA-MEET: ! 4:36.85  2/24/2011 Meredith Budner, Towson
 CAA All-Time: @ 4:34.56  3/17/2011 Meredith Budner, Towson
                 4:36.30  A
                 4:47.79  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Bull, Megan A    FR W&M-VA            4:50.89    4:46.92 B      
    r:+0.75  26.66        55.45 (28.79)
        1:24.58 (29.13)     1:53.56 (28.98)
        2:22.62 (29.06)     2:51.83 (29.21)
        3:21.00 (29.17)     3:50.04 (29.04)
        4:18.67 (28.63)     4:46.92 (28.25)
  2 MacMillan, Quin  SR JMU-VA            4:51.07    4:49.88        
    r:+0.87  26.90        55.93 (29.03)
        1:25.49 (29.56)     1:55.11 (29.62)
        2:24.60 (29.49)     2:53.80 (29.20)
        3:22.79 (28.99)     3:51.69 (28.90)
        4:20.55 (28.86)     4:49.88 (29.33)
  3 Kirmse, Tanja    SR Drexel-MA         4:54.10    4:50.47        
    r:+0.73  26.64        55.64 (29.00)
        1:24.97 (29.33)     1:54.36 (29.39)
        2:23.72 (29.36)     2:53.14 (29.42)
        3:22.49 (29.35)     3:51.94 (29.45)
        4:21.61 (29.67)     4:50.47 (28.86)
  4 Carminati, Karl  FR Towson-MD         4:51.36    4:51.96        
    r:+0.82  27.24        56.05 (28.81)
        1:25.27 (29.22)     1:54.58 (29.31)
        2:23.95 (29.37)     2:53.41 (29.46)
        3:22.93 (29.52)     3:52.67 (29.74)
        4:22.47 (29.80)     4:51.96 (29.49)
  5 Smith, Morgan L  JR W&M-VA            4:53.38    4:52.01        
    r:+0.82  27.26        56.18 (28.92)
        1:25.57 (29.39)     1:55.22 (29.65)
        2:24.95 (29.73)     2:54.68 (29.73)
        3:24.25 (29.57)     3:53.73 (29.48)
        4:23.29 (29.56)     4:52.01 (28.72)
  6 Jones, Julianna  FR JMU-VA            4:52.31    4:52.28        
    r:+0.72  27.51        56.52 (29.01)
        1:25.90 (29.38)     1:55.57 (29.67)
        2:25.14 (29.57)     2:54.66 (29.52)
        3:24.14 (29.48)     3:54.01 (29.87)
        4:24.11 (30.10)     4:52.28 (28.17)
  7 Locke, Sarah Ma  SO Towson-MD         4:54.31    4:52.82        
    r:+0.75  27.87        57.51 (29.64)
        1:27.28 (29.77)     1:56.87 (29.59)
        2:26.47 (29.60)     2:56.08 (29.61)
        3:25.61 (29.53)     3:55.10 (29.49)
        4:24.34 (29.24)     4:52.82 (28.48)
  8 Oceguera, Maria  JR W&M-VA            4:53.71    4:53.97        
    r:+0.59  27.17        56.48 (29.31)
        1:25.75 (29.27)     1:55.33 (29.58)
        2:25.11 (29.78)     2:54.94 (29.83)
        3:24.72 (29.78)     3:54.62 (29.90)
        4:24.57 (29.95)     4:53.97 (29.40)

Men’s 500 Free

Drexel’s Patrick Cobb swam away with the men’s 500 free title, winning the event in 4:23.58. The junior dropped nine seconds from his entry time coming into the meet and his swim tonight meets the NCAA B standard.

Second place went to William and Mary’s Carter Kale, who stopped the clock in 4:26.72. Kale’s teammate Eric Grimes took third in 4:26.72.

Delaware’s Kevin Basch (4:27.27), Towson’s Evan Brophy (4:31.49), William and Mary’s Christopher Pfuhl (4:34.12), William and Mary’s Ian Bidwell (4:34.93) and UNCW’s Jack Cosgrove (4:37.41) completed the top eight.

Event 10  Men 500 Yard Freestyle
==================================================================
     CAA-MEET: ! 4:21.42  2/15/2007 Tom Koucheravy, George Mason
 CAA All-Time: @ 4:19.61  3/1/1991  Sergio Lopez, American
                 4:12.49  A
                 4:24.99  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Cobb, Patrick    JR Drexel-MA         4:25.02    4:23.58 B      
    r:+0.73  23.95        49.72 (25.77)
        1:16.10 (26.38)     1:42.99 (26.89)
        2:10.21 (27.22)     2:36.95 (26.74)
        3:03.58 (26.63)     3:30.46 (26.88)
        3:57.42 (26.96)     4:23.58 (26.16)
  2 Kale, Carter C   JR W&M-VA            4:29.96    4:26.72        
    r:+0.77  25.10        51.81 (26.71)
        1:18.71 (26.90)     1:45.88 (27.17)
        2:13.05 (27.17)     2:40.17 (27.12)
        3:07.26 (27.09)     3:34.27 (27.01)
        4:01.19 (26.92)     4:26.72 (25.53)
  3 Grimes, Eric E   JR W&M-VA            4:30.21    4:26.83        
    r:+0.68  23.48        49.16 (25.68)
        1:15.52 (26.36)     1:42.49 (26.97)
        2:09.68 (27.19)     2:37.03 (27.35)
        3:04.44 (27.41)     3:31.90 (27.46)
        3:59.54 (27.64)     4:26.83 (27.29)
  4 Basch, Kevin A   SO DEL-MA            4:29.91    4:27.27        
    r:+0.72  24.53        50.93 (26.40)
        1:17.80 (26.87)     1:45.21 (27.41)
        2:12.49 (27.28)     2:39.78 (27.29)
        3:07.16 (27.38)     3:34.61 (27.45)
        4:01.46 (26.85)     4:27.27 (25.81)
  5 Brophy, Evan P   JR Towson-MD         4:32.06    4:31.49        
    r:+0.71  24.84        52.16 (27.32)
        1:19.79 (27.63)     1:47.09 (27.30)
        2:14.49 (27.40)     2:41.54 (27.05)
        3:09.09 (27.55)     3:37.08 (27.99)
        4:04.91 (27.83)     4:31.49 (26.58)
  6 Pfuhl, Christop  FR W&M-VA            4:31.99    4:34.12        
    r:+0.64  24.16        51.29 (27.13)
        1:19.07 (27.78)     1:47.20 (28.13)
        2:15.13 (27.93)     2:43.30 (28.17)
        3:11.53 (28.23)     3:39.69 (28.16)
        4:07.69 (28.00)     4:34.12 (26.43)
  7 Bidwell, Ian W   SO W&M-VA            4:31.87    4:34.93        
    r:+0.77  25.08        52.28 (27.20)
        1:19.58 (27.30)     1:47.00 (27.42)
        2:14.62 (27.62)     2:42.41 (27.79)
        3:10.47 (28.06)     3:38.68 (28.21)
        4:07.11 (28.43)     4:34.93 (27.82)
  8 Cosgrove, Jack   SO UNC Wilmington-N  4:32.49    4:37.41        
    r:+0.73  24.07        50.52 (26.45)
        1:17.77 (27.25)     1:45.68 (27.91)
        2:13.78 (28.10)     2:42.19 (28.41)
        3:10.81 (28.62)     3:40.08 (29.27)
        4:09.36 (29.28)     4:37.41 (28.05)

Women’s 200 IM

Matilda Weiler was the second first-year to win an individual CAA title this night, claiming the 200 IM in 2:00.83. The Northeastern Huskie, who entered the meet as the third seed, dropped nearly three seconds for the gold.

Towson’s Kendall Krumenacker grabbed the silver in 2:02.06 while William and Mary’s Shannon Harrington earned the bronze after posting a time of 2:02.43.

James Madison’s Megan Marsh (2:02.90), Drexel’s Gab Rudy (2:03.28), James Madison’s Paige Assaid (2:03.80), William and Mary’s Julia Bland (2:04.93) and Drexel’s April Forsthoffer (2:05.65) also swam in the final heat.

Event 11  Women 200 Yard IM
==================================================================
     CAA-MEET: ! 1:58.24  2/23/2012 Ashley Danner, George Mason
 CAA All-Time: @ 1:57.51  3/17/2011 Ashley Danner, George Mason
                 1:55.00  A
                 2:01.59  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Weiler, Matilda  FR NU-NE             2:03.72    2:00.83 B      
    r:+0.77  25.75        56.87 (31.12)
        1:32.19 (35.32)     2:00.83 (28.64)
  2 Krumenacker, Ke  SR Towson-MD         2:04.41    2:02.06        
    r:+0.75  27.06        57.49 (30.43)
        1:34.13 (36.64)     2:02.06 (27.93)
  3 Harrington, Sha  SR W&M-VA            2:03.63    2:02.43        
    r:+0.76  26.95        57.15 (30.20)
        1:32.57 (35.42)     2:02.43 (29.86)
  4 Marsh, Megan C   SO JMU-VA            2:04.51    2:02.90        
    r:+0.78  26.52        58.46 (31.94)
        1:33.64 (35.18)     2:02.90 (29.26)
  5 Rudy, Gab R      FR Drexel-MA         2:04.43    2:03.28        
    r:+0.71  27.50        59.00 (31.50)
        1:35.06 (36.06)     2:03.28 (28.22)
  6 Assaid, Paige E  FR JMU-VA            2:04.32    2:03.80        
    r:+0.77  26.91        57.05 (30.14)
        1:33.87 (36.82)     2:03.80 (29.93)
  7 Bland, Julia V   SO W&M-VA            2:03.60    2:04.93        
    r:+0.67  27.11        58.69 (31.58)
        1:35.43 (36.74)     2:04.93 (29.50)
  8 Forsthoffer, Ap  JR Drexel-MA         2:04.50    2:05.65        
    r:+0.70  27.04        59.43 (32.39)
        1:36.46 (37.03)     2:05.65 (29.19)

Men’s 200 IM

The men’s 200 IM was a close battle, but Towson’s Jack Saunderson used his strong freestyle leg to pull ahead at the end. The junior won the event in 1:45.76, a new CAA meet and all-time record.

Drexel’s Jason Arthur took a close second in 1:45.99. William and Mary’s Ben Skopic finished third in 1:46.36.

William and Mary’s Jake Kealy (1:49.00), UNCW’s Josh Rigsbee (1:49.50), Towson’s Colin Roddy (1:49.83), William and Mary’s Conrad Zamparello (1:49.99) and Delaware’s Patrick Savidge (1:50.89) rounded out the top eight.

Event 12  Men 200 Yard IM
==================================================================
     CAA-MEET: ! 1:45.92  2/23/2017 Jason Arthur, DREXEL
 CAA All-Time: @ 1:45.92  2/23/2017 Jason Arthur, DREXEL
                 1:41.88  A
                 1:49.09  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Saunderson, Jac  JR Towson-MD         1:47.48    1:45.76!B      
    r:+0.65  22.99        49.45 (26.46)
        1:20.55 (31.10)     1:45.76 (25.21)
  2 Arthur, Jason J  SO Drexel-MA         1:48.16    1:45.99 B      
    r:+0.68  22.94        49.23 (26.29)
        1:19.81 (30.58)     1:45.99 (26.18)
  3 Skopic, Ben H    SO W&M-VA            1:47.26    1:46.36 B      
    r:+0.73  23.75        50.57 (26.82)
        1:21.08 (30.51)     1:46.36 (25.28)
  4 Kealy, Jake B    FR W&M-VA            1:49.05    1:49.00 B      
    r:+0.74  23.71        50.62 (26.91)
        1:22.85 (32.23)     1:49.00 (26.15)
  5 Rigsbee, Josh D  FR UNC Wilmington-N  1:49.40    1:49.50        
    r:+0.65  23.61        50.98 (27.37)
        1:23.04 (32.06)     1:49.50 (26.46)
  6 Roddy, Colin T   SR Towson-MD         1:50.51    1:49.83        
    r:+0.73  23.77        51.49 (27.72)
        1:23.55 (32.06)     1:49.83 (26.28)
  7 Zamparello, Con  SR W&M-VA            1:51.23    1:49.99        
    r:+0.68  24.29        52.29 (28.00)
        1:23.90 (31.61)     1:49.99 (26.09)
  8 Savidge, Patric  SR DEL-MA            1:50.78    1:50.89        
    r:+0.77  24.41        52.87 (28.46)
        1:24.49 (31.62)     1:50.89 (26.40)

Women’s 3-Meter Diving

Towson’s Emily Wilson dove to first on the 3-meter board with a score nearly 20 points higher than the runner-up. The junior finished with a final score of 292.25.

James Madison’s Hope Byrum improved upon her prelims score to take second with 277.95. Towson’s Kelsey Jehl took third with a score of 275.60.

Northeastern’s Jacquelyn Gover (273.00), James Madison’s Faith Anderson (271.40), James Madison’s Emily Gross (267.25), Northeastern’s Alyssa Seales (261.15) and Northeastern’s Caroline Gonsalves (215.55) also dove in the final flight.

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Women’s 50 Free

After anchoring Northeastern’s 4×50 free relay last night in a blistering 21.75, Megan Clark won the individual 50 free title tonight with an equally-impressive 22.38. Her time was only .08 off the meet record and marks the sophomore’s first career CAA individual title.

James Madison’s Bonnie Zhang also snuck under the 23-second mark, finishing second in 22.96. UNCW’s Evan Arsenault finished third in 23.00

William and Mary’s Annie Miller (23.06), William and Mary’s Katie Sell (23.18), Towson’s Caitlin Manthe (23.21), Drexel’s Alexa Kutch (23.30) and James Madison’s Jillian Breeger (23.32) completed the top eight.

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Men’s 50 Free

William and Mary’s Colin Wright led the way to a Tribe sweep in the men’s splash-and-dash. The sophomore sprinted his way to a final time of 19.76.

Two of Wright’s teammate and classmate followed him; Ian Thompson took second in 19.92 while Jack Doherty finished third in 20.12.

UNCW’s Sean Cannon (20.30), Towson’s Matthew Essing (20.37), Drexel’s Stathis Malamas (20.46), UNCW’s Tom McGovern (20.65) and William and Mary’s Tommy Kealy (20.72) also swam to a top-eight finish.

Event 14  Men 50 Yard Freestyle
==================================================================
     CAA-MEET: ! 19.60  2/28/2013 Sidni Hoxha / Dan Gallagher, ODU /UNCW
 CAA All-Time: @ 19.59  3/1/2002  Dan Gallagher, UNCW
                 19.05  A
                 20.19  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
==================================================================
                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Wright, Colin J  SO W&M-VA              19.71      19.76 B      
         r:+0.62                       
  2 Thompson, Ian R  SO W&M-VA              20.20      19.92 B      
         r:+0.68                       
  3 Doherty, Jack T  SO W&M-VA              19.98      20.12 B      
         r:+0.71                       
  4 Cannon, Sean D   SO UNC Wilmington-N    20.43      20.30        
         r:+0.66                       
  5 Essing, Matthew  SO Towson-MD           20.48      20.37        
         r:+0.64                       
  6 Malamas, Stathi  SO Drexel-MA           20.66      20.46        
         r:+0.69                       
  7 McGovern, Tom A  FR UNC Wilmington-N    20.63      20.65        
         r:+0.69                       
  8 Kealy, Tommy D   SR W&M-VA              20.58      20.72        
         r:+0.58

Women’s 4×50 Free Relay

The final women’s event of the evening proved to be a close battle: the top three finishers were within a quarter-second of each other. James Madison’s Breeger (23.26), Zhang (22.37), Mackenzie Gring (23.16) and Sydney Kirsch (23.08) combined to win gold in 1:31.87.

Northeastern’s Clark, Lena Spear, Sidney Smith, and Weiler finished a close second in 1:32.00 while UNCW’s Shannon Howell, Faith Pilcher, Meghan Lahr and Arsenault took third in 1:32.12.

Event 15  Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
====================================================================
     CAA-MEET: ! 1:30.80  2/23/2012 James Madison, James
                          E.Hannesdottir, C.Mendita, K.Holmgaard, S.Gingher
 CAA All-Time: @ 1:30.80  2/23/2012 James Madison, James
                          E.Hannesdottir, C.Mendita, K.Holmgaard, S.Gingher
                 1:28.71  A
                 1:29.57  B
    School                           Seed     Finals              
====================================================================
  1 JMU-VA  'A'                   1:34.59    1:31.87        
     1) Breeger, Jillian R JR         2) r:0.16 Zhang, Bonnie SO      
     3) r:0.18 Gring, Mackenzie SO    4) r:0.21 Kirsch, Sydney SO     
    r:+0.67  23.26        45.63 (22.37)
        1:08.79 (23.16)     1:31.87 (23.08)
  2 NU-NE  'A'                    1:33.33    1:32.00        
     1) Clark, Megan E SO             2) r:0.26 Spear, Lena SO        
     3) r:0.52 Smith, Sidney SO       4) r:0.35 Weiler, Matilda FR    
    r:13.66  22.49        45.97 (23.48)
        1:09.10 (23.13)     1:32.00 (22.90)
  3 UNC Wilmington-NC  'A'        1:32.80    1:32.12        
     1) Howell, Shannon M JR          2) r:0.31 Pilcher, Faith FR     
     3) r:0.36 Lahr, Meghan JR        4) r:0.19 Arsenault, Evan FR    
    r:+9.33  23.60        46.51 (22.91)
        1:09.53 (23.02)     1:32.12 (22.59)
  4 W&M-VA  'A'                   1:34.90    1:32.61        
     1) Sell, Katie K JR              2) r:0.27 Bull, Megan FR        
     3) r:0.35 Miller, Annie JR       4) r:0.47 Mack, Abby SR         
    r:11.52  23.33        46.70 (23.37)
        1:09.49 (22.79)     1:32.61 (23.12)
  5 Towson-MD  'A'                1:34.11    1:33.13        
     1) Ulrich, Ryan E JR             2) r:0.22 Manthe, Caitlin SR    
     3) r:0.42 Krumenacker, Kedall SR 4) r:0.40 Schnoor, Annemarie SO 
    r:+4.60  23.50        46.17 (22.67)
        1:09.69 (23.52)     1:33.13 (23.44)
  6 Drexel-MA  'A'                1:36.00    1:34.11        
     1) Kutch, Alexa L SO             2) r:0.24 Hopf, Hollie SO       
     3) r:0.16 Perni, Kaitlin SO      4) r:0.10 Diaz, Alicia SO       
    r:10.45  23.51        47.29 (23.78)
        1:10.71 (23.42)     1:34.11 (23.40)
  7 DEL-MA  'A'                   1:36.73    1:34.13        
     1) Manuelli, Melissa E JR        2) r:0.23 Nemeth, Amy JR        
     3) r:0.15 Cimino, Athena JR      4) r:0.24 Braatz, Sarah SR      
    r:11.17  24.06        47.39 (23.33)
        1:11.05 (23.66)     1:34.13 (23.08)

Men’s 4×50 Free Relay

After a podium sweep of the individual 50 free, it’s no surprise that William and Mary took home gold in the final relay of the day. Wright, Thompson, Doherty and Kealy finished with a final time of 1:18.95, a new CAA meet and all-time record.

UNCW’s Jon Suits, Jack Cosgrove, Tom McGovern, and Cannon finished second in1:20.67 and Drexel’s Malamus, Arthur, Cobb and Kiran Richardson took third in 1:20.88.

Event 16  Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
====================================================================
     CAA-MEET: ! 1:19.03  2/23/2017 William and Mary, W&M
                          C Wright, J Doherty, T Kealy, J Eiden
 CAA All-Time: @ 1:19.03  2/23/2017 William and Mary, W&M
                          C Wright, J Doherty, T Kealy, J Eiden
                 1:17.62  A
                 1:18.35  B
    School                           Seed     Finals              
====================================================================
  1 W&M-VA  'A'                   1:20.93    1:18.95!       
     1) Wright, Colin J SO            2) r:0.21 Thompson, Ian SO      
     3) r:0.31 Doherty, Jack SO       4) r:0.45 Kealy, Tommy SR       
    r:+0.63  19.86        39.14 (19.28)
          58.73 (19.59)     1:18.95 (20.22)
  2 UNC Wilmington-NC  'A'        1:22.07    1:20.67        
     1) Suits, Jon D SO               2) r:0.24 Cosgrove, Jack SO     
     3) r:0.35 McGovern, Tom FR       4) r:0.29 Cannon, Sean SO       
    r:11.27  20.68        40.56 (19.88)
        1:00.93 (20.37)     1:20.67 (19.74)
  3 Drexel-MA  'A'                1:22.75    1:20.88        
     1) Malamas, Stathis SO           2) r:0.15 Arthur, Jason SO      
     3) r:0.13 Cobb, Patrick JR       4) r:0.09 Richardson, Kiran FR  
    r:13.56  20.46        40.51 (20.05)
        1:00.98 (20.47)     1:20.88 (19.90)
  4 Towson-MD  'A'                1:23.33    1:21.47        
     1) Essing, Nick J SR             2) r:0.29 Essing, Matthew SO    
     3) r:0.52 Nelson, Erek FR        4) r:0.15 Saunderson, Jack JR   
    r:12.68  20.57        40.77 (20.20)
        1:01.55 (20.78)     1:21.47 (19.92)
  5 DEL-MA  'A'                   1:25.88    1:23.64        
     1) Weston, Kyle M JR             2) r:0.16 Evers, Brandon FR     
     3) r:0.25 Donohue, Bradley SR    4) r:0.05 Woerth, Andrew JR     
    r:11.96  21.00        41.78 (20.78)
        1:03.09 (21.31)     1:23.64 (20.55)
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