METROPOLITAN CONFERENCE (MET) – MEN AND WOMEN
- Dates: Thursday-Sunday, February 20-23th
- Location: Rutgers Aquatics Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey
- Defending Champions: US Merchant Marine Academy men (1x); Rowan women (2x)
- Championship Central
Courtesy: Rowan Athletics
PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rowan University women’s swimming & diving team is in first place after one day at the Metropolitan Championships. The three-day meet continues on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22 and 23 at Rutgers University.
The 400 medley took first place in 3:51.63, which is a school record. Abigail Brous, Emily Kopchick, Daria Mnich and Jordan McChesney made up the medley relay. The 200 freestyle relay swam a winning and Rowan record time of 1:36.89 with Brous, Nicole Harms, Elizabeth O’Brien and McChesney. The previous marks were 3:51.82 in the 400 medley relay (February 2019) and 1:37.28 in the 200 freestyle relay (December 2019).
Veronica Alferez touched first (5:03.24) in the 500 freestyle and Carlee Timmins followed second (5:06.94). Abigail Brous finished second (24.09) in the 50 free and Jordan McChesney was third (24.24).
In the 200 individual medley, Emily LaBenski took second place with a time of 2:09.70. She broke the school record in the morning prelims with 2:09.55. The previous mark was 2:10.41 by Stacey Rahter (December 2010). O’Brien finish third (2:12.06) in the 200 individual medley.
Lindsay Cave and Brianna Gutierrez were fifth (5:14.93) and sixth (5:16.75) in the 500 freestyle. Bailey Howarth came in ninth (2:14.25) in the 200 individual medley while Lindsay Cave and Taylor DeGennaro were 11th (2:15.66) and 14th (2:16.24) respectively.