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Bryant: Bryant had a rather quiet second week, only competing in the New England Collegiate Challenge at Harvard University on Sunday, the Bulldogs’ lone first-place finish was claimed by Casey Ostrander (Yarmouthport, MA/Barnstable), as she won the 50 free. Taylor DeBever (Denver, CO/Regis Jesuit) finished sixth in the 200 free and fourth in the 100 free. Molly Smith (Belmont, MA/Belmont) finished fourth in the 200 breast Bryant’s 400 free relay team of Mara Valenzuela (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan), Caitlin Hanahoe (Prarie, MN/Eden Prairie), Ostrander and DeBever finished fourth. The Bulldogs will next swim October 26 against Northeastern.
Central Connecticut: The Blue Devils hosted the CCSU Diving Invitational where NEC Diver of the Week Madison Vestergaard (Middletown, CT/Middletown) placed fourth in the 3m boards and fifth in the 1m. They will swim again October 29 at Duquesne with St. Francis (NY).
Mount St. Mary’s: Sophomore Cat Coppler (Enfield, CT/Enrico Fermi) paced the Mount with three victories against Wagner. The sophomore won 100 back (1:07.54), the 200 back (2:25.59) and the 200 IM (2:28.75).Freshman Erin Regan (Fort Washington, PA/Upper Dublin) won the 400 free (4:44.45). The freshman trailed for most of the race, but was able to make up ground down the stretch to come away with her second-collegiate victory. Regan also placed second in the 200 free (2:13.43) and the 200 fly (2:30.98). Sophomore Patricia Yam (Placenta, CA/Rosary) notched the Mount's other victory on the afternoon by edging out Regan in the 200 fly (2:28.50). Yam also finished second in the 100 fly (1:08.14), finishing the event .05 seconds behind the winner. The Mount resumes action October 28 as they will compete against Manhattan, NJIT and VMI at home.
Sacred Heart: The Pioneers return to action on October 30 against Iona.
St. Francis (NY): The Terriers will swim again October 29 as will compete against Wagner and Iona.
Saint Francis (PA): SFU will next compete against Duquesne on October 29 in a meet with Central Connecticut.
Wagner: The Seahawks began the dual-meet against Mount St. Mary’s with a first place finish from their 200 medley relay team, as the group of Breanne Sweeney (Staten Island, NY / Notre Dame Academy), Kelsey Thomas (Hammonton, NJ / Holy Spirit), Meredith Ketchmark (Plainsboro, NJ / West Windsor-Plainsboro) and Lynn Tay (Elk Grove, CA / Bradshaw Christian) bested the Mount’s top team by nearly two seconds. Ketchmark also claimed first place in the 200 freestyle. Sophomore and NEC Swimmer of the week Alexandra Cooney (Port Jervis, NY / Minisink Valley) followed up the relay team with her first individual victory on the day, taking the 800 freestyle in 9:13.63. The Seahawks swept both the 50 and 100 freestyle , with Tay and Sarah Menendez (Land O'Lakes, FL / Wharton) finishing second and third in the 50, and Menendez and Thomas taking silver and bronze in the 100. Thomas, yet again, owned the 100 breaststroke event, setting a Mount St. Mary’s Pool record with a time of 1:16.87. Freshman Morgan Stoner (Greensburg, PA / Hempfield Area Senior) and sophomore Kristen Lee (Cherry Hill, NJ / Cherry Hill East) took second and third, respectively. Stoner also earned gold in the 200 breaststroke, edging out teammate Patricia Gavin (Staten Island, NY / Staten Island Tech) in a time of 2:52.84. Fellow Staten Islander, Alanna Gibbons (Staten Island, NY / Staten Island Tech) earned her first individual victory of the year, claiming gold in the 100 butterfly by just .05 seconds. The Seahawks will be back in the pool on Friday, October 29, when they travel to New Rochelle, NY, for a quad meet against Iona, Saint Francis (NY), and Seton Hall.