This Week in Blue Hens Athletics History

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FEBRUARY 21, 1999

Delaware Men Capture America East Conference Swimming & Diving Title

ORONO, Maine -  Tom Maday captured the 200 breaststroke and Brian Aston and Luke Schenck each picked up second place finishes as the University of Delaware men's swimming and diving team captured its third straight America East team title at the University of Maine's Wallace Pool.

Christine Johannsen placed second in the 200 backstroke to lead the Delaware women's team to a fourth place finish.

The Delaware men, led by America East Coach of the Year John Hayman, won an unprecedented third straight team title with 786 points to edge runner-up Drexel (738 points). In the women's meet, New Hampshire won its second straight team title, downing Boston University (652), Northeastern (540), and Delaware (470.5) in the eight-team field.

Maday, a junior, swept the 100 and 200 breaststroke events for the second straight year and upped his career conference title mark to five as he won the 200 breaststroke in 2:04.40, breaking his own school record.

Also for the Hens, Aston placed second in the three- meter dive (467.85 pts.), Schenck was second in the 1,650 freestyle (16:00.36), Jim Reichart was third in the 1,650 freestyle (16:21.68), and Ian Miller was third in the 100 freestyle (47.57). New Hampshire's Ian Smith was named the Outstanding Swimmer of the meet.

Final Men's Team Standings: 1.Delaware - 786; 2. Drexel - 738; 3. Towson - 494; 4. New Hampshire - 461; 5. Maine - 258; 6. Vermont - 139

Top Delaware Finishers: 1st Place - Tom Maday (200 breaststroke, 2:04.40); 2nd Place - Brian Aston (3-meter diving, 467.85 pts); Luke Schenck (1,650 freestyle, 16:00.36); 3rd Place - Jim Reichart (1,650 freestyle, 16:21.68); Ian Miller (100 freestyle, 47.57); 4th Place - 400 Freestyle Relay (Ian Miller, Luke Schenck, Brian McGillen, Ryan Fauth), 3:12.52; 6th Place -Ryan Fauth (200 backstroke, 1:59.12), Mike Zambarano (100 freestyle, 47.93)