Blue Hens Close Out Competition at CAA Championships; Feyrer Sets Butterfly Record
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. -- Mina Feyrer set her second school record of the meet in the 200 butterfly event to highlight University of Delaware performances on the final day of the Colonial Athletic Association Championships Saturday evening at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.
The Delaware men place fifth in the team standings while the Blue Hen women posted a seventh place finish.
William & Mary captured the men’s title followed by Drexel, Towson, UNCW, and Delaware. On the women’s side, William & Mary also took home first place followed by James Madison, Towson, Drexel, Northeastern, UNCW, and Delaware.
Delaware swimmers and divers posted 15 top 10 finishes on the final day of the meet highlighted by Feyrer placing fourth in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:01.90, breaking the previous UD mark of 2:03.19 by Megan Northshield in 2013. Earlier in the week, Feyrer set the UD record in the 100 butterfly with a third place finish.
On the men’s side, the 400 freestyle relay team of Alex Hillsley, Asher Kiely, Andrew Woerth, and Tomás Elder was fifth in a time of 3:03.31, Kevin Basch was fifth in the 1,650 freestyle (15:42.00), Savidge was sixth in the 200 butterfly (1:53.14), Aaron Nolan was seventh in the three-meter diving event (204.00 points), Cory Camp was eighth in the 1,650 freestyle (15:51.89), Matt Daniel was eighth in the 200 breaststroke (1:53.14), Elder was ninth in the 100 freestyle (45.54), and Samuel Small was 10th in the three-meter diving.
Also for the Delaware women, the 400 freestyle relay team of Ellie Jogani, Jordan Sawyer, Melissa Manuelli, and Sarah Braatz placed seventh (3:29.40), Madeline Maher was seventh in the 200 breaststroke (2:20.36), Braatz was ninth in the 1,650 freestyle (17:13.49), Gabby Acker was 10th in the 1,650 freestyle (17:14.32), Samantha Marino was 10th in the 200 backstroke (2:01.46), and Kristen Bishop was 10th in the 200 butterfly (2:04.62).
Also of note during the week’s action was Savidge earning an NCAA “B” Cut time in the 400 individual medley. He swam a time of 3:56.62 in the event on Friday to place fifth overall.
Final Men’s Team Standings: 1) William and Mary - 953.5; 2) Drexel - 752; 3) Towson - 597.5; 4) UNCW - 445.5; 5) Delaware - 342.5.
1,650 yard freestyle: 5th - Kevin Basch (15:42.00), 8th - Cory Camp (15:51.89), 19th - Justin Mitchell (16:18.70).
200 yard backstroke: 16th - Chris Dryden (1:53.93).
100 yard freestyle: 9th - Tomás Elder (45.54), 12th - Andrew Woerth (46.16)
200 yard butterfly: 8th - Matt Daniel (1:53.14), 12th - Mark Wellborn (1:53.60), 13th - Thomas Scott (1:53.75), 15th - John Fritsch (1:57.77)
200 yard breaststroke: 6th - Savidge (2:02.70), 16th - Kyle Weston (2:08.58)
3 meter diving: 7th -Aaron Nolan (204.00), 10th - Samuel Small
400 yard freestyle relay: 5th - Delaware (Alex Hillsley, Asher Kiely, Woerth and Elder), 3:03.31
Final Women’s Team Standings: 1) William and Mary - 749.5; 2) James Madison - 700.5; 3) Towson - 505.5; 4) Drexel - 443; 5) Northeastern - 421; 6) UNCW - 291; 7) Delaware- 236.5.
1,650 yard freestyle: 9th -Sarah Braatz (17:13.49), 10th - Gabby Acker (17:14.32), 23rd - Emily McGann (18:11.03).
200 yard backstroke: 10th- Samantha Marino (2:01.46)
200 yard breaststroke: 7th - Madeline Maher (2:20.36)
200 yard butterfly: 4th - Feyrer (2:01.90/UD School Record), 10th - Kristen Bishop (2:04.62), 11th - Tessa Hayman (2:05.48), 14th - Julia Capobianco (2:06.72).
400 yard freestyle relay: 7th - Delaware (Ellie Jogani, Jordan Sawyer, Melissa Manuelli, Braatz), (3:29.40)