Albright Men, Messiah Women Earn Middle Atlantic Conference Crowns

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February 19th, 2019 College, NCAA Division III, News

Courtesy: Middle Atlantic Conference

Final Results

YORK, Pa.  – The Albright Lions collected their 12th Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Men’s Swimming title on Sunday. The Lions recorded 740 points with seven gold medals, seven silver medals and two bronze medals.

Widener finished in second with 543 points and 13 medals, while Arcadia took third with 435 points and 11 medals. King’s finished in fourth with 351.5 points and five medals. Messiah took fifth with 302 points and three medals.

Widener Aaron Green was named the 2019 David B. Eavenson Award winner as the MAC Men’s Swimmer of the Year after scoring 60 individual points. It is his third-straight conference swimmer of the year honor.

Messiah freshman Tyler Wilkinson was named the 2019 MAC Men’s Swimming Rookie of the Year after recording 49 individual points.

Albright’s Michael Hay was named the 2019 MAC Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year.

1,650-YARD FREESTYLE
King’s Christopher Soutter won gold with an NCAA Division III “B” cut time of 16:16.09. Albright’s Teag Culver won silver with a time of 16:27.56, and Hood’s Max Riedel won bronze with a time of 16:29.61.

200-YARD BACKSTROKE
Lycoming’s Callan Jordan won gold with a time of 1:52.44. Albright’s Bryce Schaffer took silver with a time of 1:52.98, and Messiah’s Tyler Wilkinson won bronze with a time of 1:55.92.

100-YARD FREESTYLE
Widener’s Aaron Green won gold for a third-straight season in the event, this year with an NCAA Division III “B” cut time of 45.05 seconds. The Pride’s Martin Bohdan took silver with a time of 46.63 seconds, and Misericordia’s Aidan Bergan won bronze with a time of 47.08 seconds.

200-YARD BREASTSTROKE
Arcadia’s TJ Dalton won gold in this event for the second-straight year, this year with a time of 2:05.18. The Knights’ Mark Preedy took silver with a time of 2:08.31, and Widener’s John Luksic won bronze with a time of 2:08.81.

200-YARD BUTTERFLY
Albright’s Bryce Schaffer won gold for the second-straight year in the event, this year with a time of 1:50.98. Widener’s Daniel Parker took silver with a time of 1:56.96, and Arcadia’s Andrew Givone won bronze with a time of 1:59.73.

400-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY
Widener’s Aaron Green, Timmy Dando, Daniel Parker and Martin Bohdan won gold with a time of 3:08.09. Green’s leadoff time of 44.74 seconds broke his own MAC Championship record time of 44.81 set last year, and is also an NCAA Division III B cut time. Albright took silver with a time of 3:09.41, and Arcadia won bronze with a time of 3:10.40.

Men’s Final Standings
1. Albright, 740 points
2. Widener, 543 points
3. Arcadia, 435 points
4. King’s, 351.5 points
5. Messiah, 302 points
6. Misericordia, 252.5 points
7. Wilkes, 218 points
8. Lycoming, 197 points
9. Hood, 169 points
10. FDU-Florham, 113 points
11. Lebanon Valley, 64 points
12. Stevenson, 6 points

The Messiah Falcons won their sixth-straight Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) women’s swimming title. The Falcons collected 648 points with 11 gold medals, six silver medals and two bronze medals.

Widener finished second with 459 points and 10 total medals. Arcadia finished third with 392 points and five medals. Misericordia finished fourth with 351 points and two medals, and King’s took fifth with 322 points and five medals.

Messiah sophomore Kaylee Hollenbach was named the 2019 David B. Eavenson Award as the MAC Women’s Swimmer of the Year after recording 57 individual points.

Messiah freshman Nancie Ziegler was named the 2019 MAC Women’s Swimming Rookie of the Year after recording 57 individual points.

Stevenson’s John Stuhltrager was named the 2019 MAC Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year.

1,650-YARD FREESTYLE
FDU-Florham’s Molly Miller won gold with a time of 17:42.70 for the Devils first program individual title. Messiah’s Nancie Ziegler took silver with a time of 17:48.25, and Arcadia’s Megan Hupp, the two-time defending champion, claimed bronze with a time of 17:55.04.

200-YARD BACKSTROKE
Messiah’s Kaylee Hollenbach won gold for the second time in this event, this year with a time of 2:04.22. Stevenson’s Colby Stein took silver with a time of 2:04.97, and King’s Elizabeth Savidge won bronze with a time of 2:06.38.

100-YARD FREESTYLE
Messiah’s Cassie Cotton won gold with a time of 52.41 seconds. Widener’s Kaylin Augustine took silver with a time of 53.72 seconds, and the Falcons’ Emily Decker won bronze with a time of 54.29 seconds.

200-YARD BREASTSTROKE
King’s Kirsten Siwy won gold with a time of 2:24.48. Misericordia’s Grace Nikolski took silver with a time of 2:26.79, and Stevenson’s Jules Burnett took bronze with a time of 2:29.09.

200-YARD BUTTERFLY
Widener’s Jill Bujanowski won gold with a time of 2:06.85, just off the MAC record time of 2:06.55 that has stood since 1990. Widener’s Angelina Franceschini took silver with a time of 2:10.35, and Stevenson’s Izzy Ramsland won bronze with a time of 2:11.20.

400-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY
Messiah’s Cassie Cotton, Brittany Pond, Nancie Ziegler and Kaylee Hollenbach won gold with a time of 3:32.92. Widener took silver with a time of 3:38.32, and Arcadia won bronze with a time of 3:39.41.

Women’s Final Standings
1. Messiah, 648 points
2. Widener, 459 points
3. Arcadia, 392 points
4. Misericordia, 351 points
5. King’s, 222 points
6. Stevenson, 316 points
7. Lycoming, 242.5 points
8. Albright, 229 points
9. Hood, 155.5 points
10. Wilkes, 126 points
11. FDU-Florham, 107 points
12. Lebanon Valley 86 points

The Messiah women claimed their sixth-straight Middle Atlantic Conference title. Photo courtesy MAC.

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