MEN FINISH SEVENTH, WOMEN TAKE TENTH AT ECAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

MEN FINISH SEVENTH, WOMEN TAKE TENTH AT ECAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

Annapolis, MD: The Emmanuel swim team is competing in the 2017 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference championships at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Lions broke 4 more EC school records in the third and last night of finals, including 8 more NCAA Div. II national qualifying times.                                                                                                        

Day 3 - Evening finals                                                                                                              

On the men's side: In the 1650 free, Stanislas Raczynski finished 8th (15:47.67). Raczynski broke the EC school record in the 1000 free, at the 1000 yard mark; and his 500, 1000, and 1650 splits were all NCAA qualifying times. Freshmen Richard Williamson finished 13th in a personal best time of 16:45.77. Williamson also improved his personal best 1000 time by 18 seconds, on the way out to his 1650 free finish.

In the 100 free, freshmen Alex Sobers finished 3rd in 44.26 (school record and NCAA qualifying time). Adrian Aleksandrowicz finished in 8th in an NCAA cut (45.30). In the 200 breast, senior captain Camilo Mendoza finished 10th (2:03.32). In the 200 fly, freshmen Pedro Illescas finished 3rd in 1:45.86. Illescas time is EC swimming's first NCAA Div. II automatic national qualifying time and is ranked #3 in the nation for NCAA Div. II.
 
In the 400 free relay (Aleksandrowicz, Mendoza, Illescas, Sobers) finished 3rd in a school record and national cut time of 3:00.26.  Overall, the lions finished in 7th place out of 30 teams, with 294 points.
 
On the women's side: In the 200 fly, Audrey Johnstone finished 5th (2:07.06) Clara Monges finished 11th in a personal best (2:08.17) senior captain Laura Gonzalez finished 15th in 2:11.28 in her very last swim as a lady lion. In the 400 free relay (Ribeiro, Ostojska, Johnstone, Monges) finished 7th in 3:33.15. Overall, the lady lions finished in 10th place out of 30 teams, with 122 points.
 
Head Swim Coach, Allen Gilchrest; "We had a great final night at ECAC's with 4 more school records, 8 more NCAA cuts, and a top 3 relay on the podium. We give God the Glory!" GO LIONS!
 
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