Delaware Women Place Fifth at Colonial Athletic Association Championships; Blue Hens Set Four School Records on Final Day
Delaware swimmers set 21 school record during the four-day meet, including six on Saturday. In addition, the Blue Hens recorded 14 top 10 finishes on the final day of the meet, which was held at the University of Maryland’s Eppley Recreation Center.
The Blue Hen men, who set two UD records on Saturday, finished in fourth place in the team standings with 440 points. UNCW won its 14th straight team title with 729.5 points, outdistancing runner-up William & Mary, Towson, Delaware, Drexel, and the College of Charleston.
The Delaware women, who set four school records on Saturday, placed fifth overall in the team standings with 329 points. Towson won the title for the seventh time in the last eight years with 858 points and was followed by James Madison, William & Mary, UNCW, Delaware, Northeastern, College of Charleston, and Drexel.
The records set by the Blue Hens were by Dominique Montoya in the 100 freestyle (50.11 in preliminaries - old mark 51.28 by Montoya in 2012-13); the women’s 400 freestyle relay team of Montoya, Maggie Tracy, Mary Kay Harris, and Morgan Whyte (3:22.72 - old mark 3:26.42 by Donna Healy, Tori Gillespie, Erinne Butler, and Meghan Barber in 2010-11); Annie Nunes in the breaststroke (2:16.36 - old mark 2:17.26 by Hannah Facchine in 2011-12); Alyssa Sanders in the 200 backstroke (1:59.67 - old mark 2:00.92 by Courtney Raw in 2011-12); Cory Camp in the men’s 1,650 freestyle (15:29.29 - old mark 15:46.75 by Karl Saatman in 1987-88); and Zachary Lowe in the 200 butterfly (1:49.46 - old mark 1:49.66 by Matt Marquez in 2012-13).
For the women, Montoya placed third in the 100 freestyle (50.28); the 400 freestyle relay team was fourth (3:22.72); Nunes was ninth in the 200 breaststroke (2:16.36); Sanders was 10th in the 200 backstroke (1:59.67); and Whyte was 10th in the 100 freestyle (50.67).
For the men, Camp was second in the 1,650 freestyle (15:29.29) - the best finish by a UD individual all week and an NCAA B qualifying standard; Alex Tooley was fourth in the 1,650 freestyle (15:42.82); Lowe was fifth in the 200 butterfly (1:49.46); Patrick McCann was fifth in three-meter diving (303.65 points), Tim Ware was sixth in the 200 backstroke (1:47.58), the 400 freestyle relay team of Alex Hillsley, Sihan Liu, Tomas Elder, and Everett Albert was sixth (3:04.29); Matt Marquez was seventh in the 200 butterfly (1:49.97) and eighth in the 200 backstroke (1:57.82); and Brian Green was seventh in the three-meter diving (277.60).
Women’s Team Final Standings: 1. Towson - 858; 2. James Madison - 653; 3. William & Mary - 462; 4. UNCW - 408.5; 5. Delaware - 329; 6. Northeastern - 325.5 7. College of Charleston - 269; 8. Drexel - 189
Top Delaware Women’s Finishers:
3rd Place - Dominique Montoya, 100 freestyle (50.28/50.11/UD Record)
4th Place - 400 Freestyle Relay (Dominique Montoya, Maggie Tracy, Mary Kay Harris, Morgan Whyte), 3:22.72 (UD Record)
9th Place - Annie Nunes, 200 breaststroke (2:16.36/UD Record)
10th Place - Alyssa Sanders, 200 backstroke (1:59.67/UD Record); Morgan Whyte, 100 freestyle (50.67)
11th Place - Megan Northshield, 200 butterfly (2:05.13)
13th Place - Brittany Lazear, 1,650 freestyle (17:12.41); Kaitlin Wolla, 200 butterfly (2:06.36)
15th Place - Hailey Farrell, 1,650 freestyle (17:14.31); Mary Kay Harris, 100 freestyle (51.62)
16th Place - Emily Pate, 200 breaststroke (2:22.90); Shea Solt, 200 butterfly (2:09.89)