Stevens Men & Women Lead Heading Into Final Day of MAC Championships

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February 16th, 2020 College, NCAA Division III

MIDDLE ATLANTIC CONFERENCE (MAC) – MEN AND WOMEN

  • Dates: Thursday, February 13-Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Location/Host: Graham Aquatic Center – York, PA
  • Defending Champion: Messiah women (6x); Albright men (3x)
  • Live Results: Available here
  • Live Video: Available here
  • Championship Central

Courtesy: Middle Atlantic Conference

YORK, Pa. (Swimming) – The third day of the 2020 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Men’s and Women’s Swimming Championships were completed on Saturday at the Graham Aquatic Center. There were five more records broken and four NCAA cut times earned.

Stevens has increased its lead in the men’s standings with 1121.5 points. Albright is in second with 844 points, Arcadia is in third with 682 points, Messiah is in fourth with 650 points and Widener is in fifth with 610 points.

The Ducks also lead the women’s standings with 880.5 points.  Misericordia is in second with 838 points, Arcadia is in third with 682.5 points, Widener is in fourth with 654 points and Messiah is fifth with 600 points.

For full standings, view the result link at the top of the story.

200-YARD BUTTERFLY
Men
Albright’s Bryce Schaffer broke both the conference and championship record time for a second time on Saturday in the finals with an NCAA Division III invite time of 1:49.02 for gold. Schaffer broke his own conference and championship record (1:50.79) in the prelims with an NCAA Division III ‘B’ cut time of 1:49.95 to earn the top-seed in the final. Stevens’ Kurt Von Autenried took silver with a time of 1:56.19, and Widener’s Chris Fleming won bronze with a time of 1:56.26.

Women
Widener’s Jill Bujanowski won gold with a time of 2:06.59, just off the conference record time of 2:06.55 set in 1990. King’s Rachel Woomer won silver with a time of 2:07.68, and Widener’s Angelina Franceschini took bronze with a time of 2:10.51.

100-YARD BACKSTROKE
Men
Messiah’s Avery Barley won gold with a new MAC Championship record time of 49.80 seconds (previous record: 49.95) for an NCAA Division III ‘B’ cut time. Stevens’ Ali Kolenovic took silver with a time of 50.73 seconds, and Albright’s Joe Guiliano took bronze with a time of 51.12 seconds.

Women
King’s Elizabeth Savidge won gold with a time of 58.47 seconds. Stevens’ Isabelle Rivera took silver with a time of 59.58 seconds, and Widener’s Emma Reistle took bronze with a time of 1:00.47.

100-YARD BREASTSTROKE
Men
Stevens’ Tyler Zanki won gold with a time of 56.18 seconds. Zanki broke the championship record time of 56.78 (2011) with an NCAA Division III ‘B’ cut time of 55.97 seconds in the prelim to earn the top-seed in the final. Arcadia’s Justin Lewis took silver with a time of 57.80 seconds, and Widener’s John Luksic took bronze with a time of 57.81 seconds.

Women
Grace Nikolski won gold with a new conference and championship record time of 1:04.16. Nikolski broke both the conference (1:05.42 – 2011) and championship (1:05.64 – 2015) records with an NCAA Division III ‘B’ and NCAA invite cut time of 1:04.27 in the prelims to earn the top-seed in the final. Lycoming’s Katherine Brown took silver with a time of 1:06.14, and Messiah’s Alley Sell took bronze with a time of 1:06.82.

800-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY
Men
Stevens’ Kurt Von Autenried, Daniel Rosenberger, Ali Kolenovic and Theodore Jagodits won gold with a new conference and championship record time of 6:51.61. The previous record was 6:53.29. Albright took silver with a time of 6:52.02, also beating the previous record. Messiah won bronze with a time of 6:56.38.

Women
Stevens’ Isabella Fairman, Alexis Colasurdo, Madie DeJong and Samantha Zdesar won gold with a time of 7:47.40. Arcadia took silver with a time of 7:56.81, and Albright won bronze with a time of 7:59.34.

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