Women’s swimming and diving ends season with 2nd-place finish at ECAC Championships

Marta Considine, Staff Writer

The men’s and women’s Bison swimming and diving teams traveled to Annapolis, Md. for the ECAC Championships on March 3–5. After three days of competition, the women finished second, while the men finished in 10th place.

On the first day of competition, Paige Daniel ’17 jumped into program top ten records and finished sixth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:55.68, dropping over ten seconds from her swim at Patriot League Championships. The next day, Daniel finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:51.06, the sixth-fastest time in program history.

Emma Hadley ’20 continued the Bison’s success on March 4 with a victory in the 100-meter back, earning an NCAA B Standard qualifying time. Julianna Foss ’18 and Abby Merriman ’20 added points for the Bison in the 400-yard IM, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively. On the final day, Rachel Perry ’17 recorded a second-place time of 50.88 in the 100-yard freestyle, which is the third-fastest in program history. Overall, the women finished in second place with 452 points, only behind Navy.

“ECACs was a great opportunity to get a second chance at swimming different events. It was really fun to watch my teammates drop a lot of time from [the Patriot League Championship meet] two weeks ago and share our last meet with the seniors,” Foss said.

On the men’s side, Matt McGoey ’20 recorded a time of 1:51.25 in the 200-yard IM, the ninth-fastest time in program history on March 3. On the second day of the meet, the Bison 800-yard freestyle relay teams finished in sixth place. On the last day of competition, Quinn Egan ’20 finished in ninth place in the mile, while McGoey finished in 13th place in the 200-yard breaststroke. Overall, the men closed the meet with 134 points, placing them 10th out of 21 teams.

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