PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Lions had a great first night at the ECAC championships.
Julia Simioni broke the women's EC record in the 200 IM. The men's 200 free relay finished 1st, earning EC's first ECAC conference champions.
On the women's side:
In the 200 free relay (Ostojska, Simioni, Ribeiro, Arnold) finished 4th in 1:38.40
In the 200 IM, Julia Simioni finished 12th (2:09.31) new EC school record. Anna Calka finished 16th (2:11.56)
In the 400 medley relay (Calka, Simioni, Monges, Ostojska) finished 6th in 3:56.71
After day 1, the women are currently in 8th place out of 33 teams.
On the men's side:
In the 200 free relay (Aleksandrowicz, Mendes, Rosa, Sobers) finished 1st in 1:20.95 new EC school record
In the 500 free, Alex Sobers finished 12th (4:30.65)
In the 200 IM, Mathieu Danjou finished 11th (1:53.64) personal best
In the 50 free, Thiago Rosa finished 5th (20.40) personal best, Adrian Aleksandrowicz finished 10th (21.00)
In the 400 medley relay (Rosa, Courteaux, Aleksandrowicz, Sobers) finished 4th 3:20.08
After day 1, the men are currently in 5th place with 102 points, just 6 points out of 2nd.
Up next, day 2 Prelim events include the 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 800 free relay. GO LIONS!
Rutgers swimming & diving is hosting the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships at the Rutgers Aquatic Center Feb. 23-25. All 3 days consist of prelims in the morning and finals at night. Only the top 16 swimmers in each morning prelims event qualify for finals at night. Swimmers can only score points for their team in the finals at night. 33 teams are competing in this year's ECAC Championships, including schools form NCAA Div. I, II, & III.
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