Marist Women, Rider Men Lead After Day Two of the 2017 MAAC LifeStorage Swimming & Diving Championships
Release: February 09, 2017
Buffalo, NY - Day two of the 2017 MAAC LifeStorage Swimming & Diving Championships concluded at the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center at Erie Community College with one MAAC record breaking finish in the last event.
At the end of the second day of competition, the Marist women remain in first place with 279 points. In second place, is Rider University with 231 points, followed by Canisius College in third with 207 points. In fourth place is Iona College with 189 points, Niagara University in fifth with 136 and Fairfield University in sixth with 111 points. Siena College is in seventh place with 80 points and Manhattan College is in eighth with 75. In the nine spot is Monmouth University with 64 points and rounding out the standings is Saint Peter’s in tenth with 21 points.
On the men’s side, the Rider University Broncs are now in first place with 253 points. Marist College is close behind in second place with 201 points and in third is Canisius College with 178 points. Bryant University is in fourth place with 171.5 points, while Niagara University is in fifth place with 151 points. In sixth place is Iona College with 137 points, Manhattan College in seventh with 93.5 points, and Saint Peter’s University is in eighth with 83. Rounding out the men’s rankings are Fairfield University with 75 points and Monmouth University with 50.
The Marist Red Foxes came out with the first of four gold medals of the night in the women’s 500-yard freestyle. Junior Sara Nestrowitz touched the wall in 5:00.00, while Canisius’ Rebecca Anthone followed in second place and Maria DiBella of Iona in third. Senior Meredith Wurtz added a claimed a gold medal in the women’s 50-yard freestyle (23.49). Five-time MAAC Diver of the Week Megan Berardelli, defended her title in the women’s 3-meter diving event with a score of 291.35. Also defending the Marist title for the 200-yard freestyle relay, the team of Georgia Goldman, Kelsey Forster, Sara Nestrowitz, and Meredith Wurtz finished in 1:35.14.
Junior Elizabeth Kaczmarek of Iona earned the top spot in the women’s 200-yard IM with a final time of 2:07.22.
On the men’s side Rider earned two gold medals tonight, one of which was a MAAC all-time record breaker. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Zachary Molloy, Matthau-Matthew Martir, William Molloy and Vincent Gibbons broke the 2016 Rider record of 1:20.75 with a new record time of 1:20.40. Earlier in the night, Zachary Molloy posted the other gold medal for Rider in the 50-yard freestyle (19.92).
Three-time men’s 200-yard IM MAAC Champion Benjamin Schulte of Bryant defended his title with a time of 1:49.62. Shawn Warner of Niagara finished close behind in second place (1:50.31) while Rider’s Luke Musselman finished in third (1:50.61).
|Men's Scores||Women's Scores|
|1. Rider||253||1. Marist||279|
|2. Marist||201||2. Rider||231|
|3. Canisius||178||3. Canisius||207|
|4. Bryant||171.5||4. Iona||189|
|5. Niagara||151||5. Niagara||136|
|6. Iona||137||6. Fairfield||111|
|7. Manhattan||93.5||7. Siena||80|
|8.Saint Peter's||83||8. Manhattan||75|
|9. Fairfield||75||9. Monmouth||64|
|10. Monmouth||50||10. Saint Peter's||21|
The 2017 MAAC LifeStorage Swimming & Diving Championships continue tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center at Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY. Tickets can be purchased at maac.ticketleap.com.