Rider Men, Marist Women Increase Leads in Day Three of the 2017 MAAC LifeStorage Swimming & Diving Championships
Release: February 10, 2017
Day 3 Final Results
Buffalo, NY - The Men’s and Women’s Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving teams concluded the third day of competition at the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center in Buffalo, NY tonight with multiple MAAC records going down.
For the men’s teams, Rider University and Marist College more than doubled their score from day two. Rider maintained first place in the standings with 585.5 points and Marist College remained in second place with 437 points. Canisius College is in the three spot with 336 and Bryant University also remained in fourth with 329.5 points. Iona College stands in fifth place (274), Niagara University is in sixth place (266), Saint Peter’s University is in seventh (166), Manhattan College is in eighth place (141.5), Fairfield University is in ninth (134.5) and Monmouth University is in tenth place with 73 points.
Rider finished day three with six first place finishes, two of which set new MAAC records. Senior Sam Cramer started the night for the Broncs in the 1000-yard freestyle, winning first place (9:13.67). Luke Musselman also won a gold medal in the 400-yard IM for the second consecutive year (3:56.67). In the men’s 100-yard butterfly freshman Justin Carey earned the top spot with a time of 48.70. Carey also went on to win the 100-yard backstroke event and posted a new record with an identical time of 48.70.
Junior Zack Molloy also set a new MAAC record with a NCAA Division I B time of 1:34.84 in the 200-yard freestyle. Rider’s William Molloy, Vincent Gibbons, and Michael Regan placed second, third, and fourth behind Molloy. Rider also finished day three with a gold medal in the men’s 400-yard medley relay (3:19.38).
Bryant University’s Ben Schulte defended his title in the men’s 100-yard breaststroke for a third consecutive year with a NCAA Division 1 B cut time of 54.49. Saint Peter’s Igal Oren finished in second, followed by Tavish Boyle of Bryant. Bryant also finished with a silver medal in the men’s 400-yard medley relay.
Earlier in the day in the preliminary 3-meter men’s diving event, junior Travis Wright of Canisius broke the MAAC record of 350.00 by more than 30 points with a preliminary score of 398.45. He then went on to win the 3-meter dive with a score of 357.75.
On the women’s side, Marist maintained in first place with 532 points, while Rider remained in second place with 409. Canisius is in third (387), followed by Iona (345), Fairfield (227), Niagara (220), Siena (186), Manhattan (153), Monmouth (88), and Saint Peter’s (44).
Marist continued its lead by adding two gold medals tonight. Sara Nestrowitz repeated as the 1000-yard freestyle first place winner (10:17.38). Junior Georgia Goldman posted a second gold medal for the Red Foxes in the 100-yard backstroke (56.99). In the women’s 400-yard IM Iona’s Elizabeth Kaczmarek won a gold medal lowering her preliminary time to 4:32.25. Iona also won a gold medal tonight in the 100-yard butterfly. Freshman Aly Chain touched the wall first in 56.79, also lowering her preliminary time.
Canisius’ Rebecca Anthone came out in the top spot in the women’s 200-yard freestyle (1:52.72), edging out Marist’s Meredith Wurtz who finished in second, while Fairfield’s Kelly Cordes finished in third. The Griffs also won the 100-yard breaststroke, with senior Marissa Watroba’s time of 1:05.34. To end the women’s events on day three, Rider came out on top in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:53.10, lowering the squads preliminary time by more than three seconds.
|Men's Scores||Women's Scores|
|1. Rider||585.5||1. Marist||532|
|2. Marist||437||2. Rider||409|
|3. Canisius||336||3. Canisius||387|
|4. Bryant||329.5||4. Iona||345|
|5. Iona||274||5. Fairfield||227|
|6. Niagara||266||6. Niagara||220|
|7. Saint Peter's||166||7. Siena||186|
|8. Manhattan||141.5||8. Manhattan||153|
|9. Fairfield||134.5||9. Monmouth||88|
|10. Monmouth||73||10. Saint Peter's||44|
The 2017 MAAC LifeStorage Swimming and Diving Championships continue tomorrow at the Burt Flickinger Center at Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY at 10:00 a.m. To purchase tickets go to maac.ticketleap.com.