Saunderson’s 45.75 100 Fly Highlights 2018 CAA Champs Day 3

by Robert Gibbs 0

February 16th, 2018 NCAA Division I Mid-Major

2018 COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS

Men’s Meet

Individually, the big story of the day was Jack Saunderson‘s 45.75 in the 100 fly.  That knocked well over a second off the existing CAA record that the Towson junior set last year, and that time would’ve placed 12th at NCAAs last year.  Saunderson also won the 200 IM yesterday.

Team-wise, William & Mary continued to cement its lead, as the Tribe had 19 A-finalists across five individual swimming events.   Ben Skopic kicked off the evening with a 3:50.17 victory in the 400 IM, and the Tribe wrapped up the session with a meet record in the 400 medley relay, with Devin McNulty‘s 53.33 breaststroke split proving to be the crucial difference, as W&M just touched out Towson, 3:13.29 to 3:13.56.

Drexel swept the other four events.  Stathi Malamas outdueled W&M Colin Wright, winner of last night’s 50 free, 1:37.55 to 1:37.80.  In the next event, the 100 breast, Ralph Cannarozzi clipped teammate Joseph Brown 54.86 to 54.89.  Jason Arthur took the 100 back in 48.10, and then Anthony Musciano won the 3m diving with a score of 306.75.

Men’s Scores Through Day 3:
William & Mary – 619
Drexel – 518
UNC-Wilmington – 376
Towson – 375
Delaware – 265

Women’s Meet

On the women’s side, W&M and JMU continued to battle for the lead, despite winning only one event between the two of them tonight.  That win came courtesy of W&M Morgan Smith and her 4:19.88 in the 400 IM.

Northeastern picked up three wins, including Sara Touchette–McGowan in the 100 fly (54.30) and Megan Clark in the 200 free (1:47.20), her second win of the meet, and a two-second victory in the 400 medley relay (3:40.26).

Other individual events winner included Towson’s Jacalyn Schoenig in the 100 breast (1:01.67), and Drexel’s Alexa Kutch in a meet record time of 52.99 in the 100 back.

Heading into the final day of competition, JMU has an 11 point lead on W&M, and Towson is lurking another 33 points behind W&M, setting up what should be an exciting team battle for day 4.

Women’s Scores Through Day 3:
James Madison – 418
William & Mary – 407
Towson – 374
Northeastern – 336
Drexel – 310
UNC-Wilmington – 209
Delaware – 149

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