Blue Hens Within Striking Distance After Day One at the CAA Swimming & Diving Championships
February 27, 2013
File Photo Courtesy of UD Photo Services
FAIRFAX, Va. – The University of Delaware men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened the first day of the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championships Wednesday on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virgina.
The Blue Hen women are in a tie for third place with UNCW with 67 points. James Madison leads with 127 points as Towson (110), Northeastern (65), George Mason (57) and Drexel (50) complete the field.
UD’s women’ placed fifth in the 200 medley relay as Courtney Raw, Domonique Montoya, MaryKay Harris and Whyte posted a time of 1:45.99. In the 800 freestyle relay the Blue Hens team of Montoya, Laura Askin, Shea Solt and Lesley Payonk produced a time of 7:34.30. In the women’s 3-meter diving, Kristina Congdon was ninth with a score of 249.60 while Caitlin Stockwell was 12th (226.20) and Lize Keefer was 14th (202.80).
After the first day of competition, William & Mary lead the men with 74 points followed by UNCW (70) and George Mason (64). Delaware, with 60 points is in fourth place, as Drexel (52) and Towson (50) round out the field.
Delaware men finished the day with a third-place finish in the 200 meter relay as the team of Ryan Roberts, Tyler Szarko, Cole Clark and Paul Gallagher finished with a time of 1:29.20. The 800 freestyle relay team of Roberts, Sihan Liu, Matthew Marquez and Gallagher posted a time of 6:37.95 for a fifth place finish.
The Blue Hens will return to the water tomorrow for day two of the championship. Scheduled events in the pool include the men's and women's 50, 200, and 500 freestyle events. On the boards will be the men's one-meter diving.
James Madison; 127, Towson; 110, Delaware; 67, UNCW; 67, Northeastern; 65, George Mason; 57, Drexel; 50.
Women's Top 16 Finishers
Fifth Place – 200 Medley Relay (Raw, Montoya, Harris, Whyte); 1:45.99,
Eighth Place – 800 Freestyle Relay (Montoya, Askin, Solt, Payonk); 7:34.30.
Ninth Place – Kristina Congdon; 3M diving (249.60).
12th Place – Caitlin Stockwell; 3M Diving (226.20).
14th Place – Lize Keefer; 3M Diving (202.80).
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