Navy Comes Out on Top, More Records Fall on Final Day on Final Day of ECACs

2020 ECAC Championships

  • Swimming and Diving
  • February 28-March 1st, 2020
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Short Course Yards
  • Full Results

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS

WOMEN

1. U.S. Naval Academy 638
2. Bucknell University 455
3. University of Pennsylvania 432.5
4. Marist College Swimming/Diving 325
5. Yale University 225
6. Columbia University 191
7. Umbc Swimming & Diving 164
8. Connecticut, University of 161
9. University of Richmond 151.5
10. St. Francis College 148
11. Catawba College 135
12. Vermont, University of 119
13. New Hampshire, University of 103
14. Maine, University of, Orono 86
15. Rider University 82
16. Loyola University 67

17. Le Moyne College 66
18. Adelphi University 42
19. Virginia Military Institute 21
20. Marymount University 18
21. Baruch College 8
22. Fairleigh Dickinson University 2
22. U.S. Military Academy 2

MEN

1. U.S. Naval Academy 670
2. Columbia University 409
3. Marist College Swimming/Diving 405
4. Yale University 302
5. Bucknell University 246
6. Rider University 201
7. Umbc Swimming & Diving 199.5
8. U.S. Military Academy 182.5
9. Loyola University 180
10. Catawba College 175
11. Connecticut, University of 125
12. University of Pennsylvania 109
13. Virginia Military Institute 105
14. Roger Williams University 81
15. St. Francis College 77
16. Le Moyne College 54
17. Frostburg State University 24
18. Adelphi University 18
19. Maine, University of, Orono 11
20. Baruch College 6
21. Fairleigh Dickinson University 1

Navy came out ahead in the women’s and men’s meets by convincing margins this year. Another pair of ECAC records fell on the final day of the meet. UMBC’s Ilia Rattsev broke the men’s 100 free record after breaking the 50 free record on Day 1. Rattsev originally broke the record in prelims, where he swam a 44.03. He then won the event in finals with a 44.00, taking another .03 seconds off. The senior used his sprinting ability, building up a huge lead on the first 50 with a 20.86 split at halfway.

The other record fell at the hands of Columbia in the men’s 400 free relay. Liam Tan led the team off in 45.04, and was followed by Eugene Li (44.60), Alexander Walker (44.58), and Thomas Shepanzyk (43.87), for a final time of 2:58.09. Shepanzyk’s split was the only sub-44 split in the field. Marist anchor Ahmed Sallam had the 2nd fastest split in the field, swimming a 44.46.

UMBC’s Natalija Marin won the women’s 200 fly in a new UMBC record of 1:59.69. With the swim, Marin because the first in UMBC program history to break 2:00 in the event. She used a quick final 50 of 30.49 to set the record, coming down significantly from her 3rd 50 split of 31.65.

Both winners of the 1650 won their races by huge margins. Penn’s Grace Giddings won the women’s mile by 38 seconds, swimming a 16:24.96. She got out to a quick start, splitting under 30 seconds on every 50 up until the 20th 50 of the race. UMBC’s Kai Wisner took the men’s mile by 22 seconds. Wisner swam a very consistent race, keeping every 50, excluding the first and last 50s, within a .60 second margin. Teammate Sam Jyawook took 2nd in the race with a 15:44.86.

 

OTHER DAY 3 EVENT WINNERS:

  • Women’s 200 backstroke: Hannah Gouger (Richmond) – 1:56.55
  • Men’s 200 backstroke: Joe Skimmons (Columbia) – 1:46.28
  • Women’s 100 freestyle: Maddie Hartigan (Bucknell) – 50.77
  • Women’s 200 breaststroke: Margaret Purcell (Richmond) – 2:15.06
  • Men’s 200 breaststroke: James Lee (Navy) – 1:58.76
  • Men’s 200 butterfly: Hugh Robey (Navy) – 1:46.76
  • Women’s 400 freestyle relay: Bucknell (Vumbacco, Gorham, Donati, Hartigan) – 3:26.32

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