Courtesy: MAAC Sports

Day 1 of the 2017 MAAC LifeStorage Swimming & Diving Championships Concludes

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  February 08, 2017

Day 1 Final Results

Buffalo, NY - The 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men’s & Women’s LifeStorage Swimming and Diving Championships have concluded day one at the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center in Buffalo, NY with two MAAC all-time records being broken.

At the end of the first day of competition for the women, Marist leads all schools with 74 points. Rider is close behind with 70 points, while Canisius is in third with 66 points. Iona College trails behind at 60 points and Siena College with 54 points. In sixth place is Niagara University with 52 points, while Fairfield University finished with 50 followed by Manhattan College with 42 points. Rounding out the women’s point totals is Monmouth University with 40 points and Saint Peter’s University with 0 points.

On the men’s side, Canisius leads with 104 points. Bryant University and Rider University are tied for second with 88 points while Niagara University is close behind in fourth with 77 points. Marist College followed with 64 points and Iona College capped the night in sixth with 60 points. Saint Peter’s University finished the night with 58 points, while Manhattan College stands in eighth place with 56 points. Finishing off the standings after night one are Fairfield University and Monmouth University with 47 and 32 points, respectively.

To start off all competition for the 2017 MAAC LifeStorage Swimming & Diving Championships, the women’s 200-yard medley relay squad from Rider of Taylor Stalnaker, Julianna Runk, Ariana Palmer, and Jacquelyn Parker took home the gold (1:44.57). At second place was Marist followed by Canisius in third place. The Marist women continued their successful first day of competition by swimming to a first place finish in the women’s 800-yard freestyle relay, finishing in 7:33.99.  

On the men’s side, the first record-breaking performance of the night was by six-time MAAC Diver of the Week Travis Wright of Canisius in the men’s 1-meter dive. He totaled 334.45 points which surpassed the previous meet record set in 2009 by a tenth of a point.

The Rider men also had a strong showing on the first day of the 2017 MAAC LifeStorage Swim & Dive Championships. In the 200-yard medley relay the Broncs took second place narrowly missing the top spot  by less than a second (1:30.33). Later in the night, the men’s 800-yard freestyle relay team of William Molloy, Vincent Gibbons, Sam Cramer, and Zach Molloy had a record breaking performance, breaking last year’s mark also set by the Broncs by more than three seconds with a time of 6:31.70.

 

Men's Scores   Women's Scores  
1.Canisius 104 1. Marist 74
2. Bryant 88 2. Rider 70
2. Rider 88 3. Canisius 66
4. Niagara 77 4. Iona 60
5. Marist 64 5. Siena 54
6. Iona 60 6. Niagara 52
7. Saint Peter's 58 7. Fairfield 50
8. Manhattan 56 8. Manhattan 42
9. Fairfield 47 9. Monmouth 40
10. Monmouth 32 10. Saint Peter's 0

 

The 2017 MAAC LifeStorage Swimming & Diving Championships will continue tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center at Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY. Purchase your tickets now at maac.ticketleap.com.

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