Mary Washington Women Take 30th, Men Take 20th Straight CAC Title

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February 16th, 2020 College, NCAA Division III

CAPITAL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – MEN AND WOMEN

  • Dates: Wednesday, February 12-Saturday, 15, 2020
  • Location: Michael P. O’Brien Athletics & Recreation Center – St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Defending Champion: Mary Washington women (29x); Mary Washington men (19x)
  • Championship Central
  • COMPLETE RESULTS

Courtesy: Mary Washington Athletics

WOMEN

The University of Mary Washington women’s swimming team captured their 30th straight CAC Championship on Saturday in St. Mary’s, MD.

The Eagles won the meet with a score of 1,110.5. They defeated York who scored 747, St. Mary’s who finished with 494, Salisbury who had 386.5, and Southern Virginia with 119.

Senior Julia Geskey was named Women’s Athlete of the Year at the end of the meet. Junior Mary Zagrobelny was announced as Women’s Swimmer of the Meet. Thalia Costanza made a big impact in her first championship and she was named Women’s Rookie of the Year. Head coach Justin Anderson was announced as Women’s Coaching Staff of the Year.

On the last day of the championships, Zagrobelny took first in the 100 yard IM with a time of 1:00.19. Later in the evening, Zagrobelny won the 200 yard breaststroke at 2:24.78. In the 1650 free, Claudia Keller claimed first with a time of 17:33.15. Keller came in second in the 200 yard backstroke. Carley Vaughn placed first in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:09.23. Vaughn also came in second in the 100 yard IM. The Eagles closed out the meet with a win in the 400 free relay that consisted of Geskey, Sydney HallGrace Gartman, and Vaughn.

Hall came in second in the 100 freestyle, and Erin Whitesell placed second in the 200 butterfly. Kaylie Benson placed third in the 200 yard backstroke. Geskey came in second in the 1650 free, while Grace Nicolai took third in the event to round out the top three for UMW. Finishing behind Zagrobelny in the 200 breast finals was Callie Dunham and Sally Burkley to round out the top three in the event.

MEN

The University of Mary Washington men’s swimming team claimed their 26th CAC Championship on Saturday in St. Mary’s, MD.

UMW finished in first by scoring 1,097 points. York came in second with 625 points, St. Mary’s placed third with 386, Salisbury came in fourth with 382, and Southern Virginia placed fifth with 370 points.

At the end of the meet, Kai Green was announced CAC Men’s Rookie of the Year. Head coach Justin Anderson was named Men’s Coaching Staff of the Year.

Senior Noah Carpenter brought home the first win in the last day of the championships for the Eagles as he won the 1650 yard freestyle with a time of 16:20.45. Austin Farrar took first in the 200 yard backstroke at 1:52.19. Brian Harnish won the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 46.25. Mark Dye captured first in the 200 yard breaststroke at 2:05.20. Bradley Torrington closed out the individual events with a first place finish in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 1:53.05. The men closed out the meet as they took first In the 400 free relay with a team of Green, Matthew Scott, Farrar, and Harnish.

Gareth Mancini placed second in the 200 yard backstroke. Green came in third in the 100 yard IM, while Joshua Duke took third in the 200 yard butterfly.

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