Stevens Women Runners Up in ECAC Champs

Dec 6-8, 2013

BRONX, N.Y. (December 6, 2013) – The ninth-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology women’s swimming team opened competition at the 2013 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships at Lehman College in the Bronx, N.Y.

The Ducks are currently in third place with 122 points. NYU is in second at 171 and DI Fairfield University is in first with 180.

Only two events were competed in Friday night with the rest taking place Saturday and Sunday in the first championship-style meet of the season for the Ducks.

The Ducks took second place in the 200-yard medley relay, earning 56 team points. Junior Sharon Rooker, junior Brittany Geyer, junior Maria McClure and sophomore Jennifer Rutledge teamed for a time of 1:47.93.

Freshman Danielle Caruso was Stevens’ top finisher in the 1,650-yard freestyle. The rookie recorded an NCAA B-cut time of 17:35.50 and placed fourth overall which was good for 26 points. Sophomore Elizabeth Heinbach took seventh in the mile, clocking a 17:44.23 (23 points).

Check back throughout the weekend for recaps of each day at the ECAC Championships in the Bronx as the Ducks look to defend their 2012 title.

For complete Day One results, click here.

BRONX, N.Y. (December 7, 2013) – The Stevens Institute of Technology women’s swimming team is in second place after two sessions at the 2013 ECAC Championships in the Bronx. Lehman College is the host school this year.

Saturday Morning Session:
Senior Megan Lisbon was Stevens’ top finisher in the first event of the day – the 200-yard backstroke – clocking a 2:09.74 and pocketing 28 team points for the Ducks. Junior Maria McClure was fifth, sophomore Katlyn Christenson was seventh and rookie Claire Hendershot was ninth with times of 2:11.09, 2:11.89 and 2:13.55.

Junior April Lawson was a winner in the 100-yard freestyle with a 53.03, tallying 32 points, while freshman Danielle Caruso and sophomore Jennifer Rutledge were fifth and seventh (53.64, 53.79).

Sophomore Elizabeth Heinbach, McClure and junior Sharon Rooker all placed in the top-10 in the 200-yard butterfly. Heinbach touched at 2:09.98 in third, McClure finished with a time of 2:12.95 in ninth and Rooker was 10th with a 2:13.24 as the trio combined for 63 points.

Junior Brittany Geyer tallied Stevens’ second win of the day with a meet-record and NCAA B-cut of 2:17.47 in the 200-yard breaststroke. The three-year veteran tallied 32 team points and was ahead of the field by more than nine seconds. Sophomore Elena Piper took eighth and 22 points with a 2:28.06.

The 800-yard freestyle relay was the final event of the early session and Stevens was third (54 points) with a 7:50.39.

Saturday Evening Session:
The 200-yard  freestyle relay was the first event of the evening session, and the Ducks placed second with a 1:37.57 (56 team points).

Rooker, sophomore Katlyn Christenson and Lisbon were third, eighth and 10th in the 100-yard backstroke, clocking times of 59.08, 1:00.51 and 1:00.75 and earning 66 team points.

Caruso won the 200-yard freestyle with a 1:54.29, pocketing 32 points, as Geyer belted her second individual win of the day with a 1:05.42 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Geyer’s time was good B-cut, and she was followed by Piper in sixth (1:07.50). The duo combined for 66 points.

Rooker’s third place (58.46) led the Ducks in the 100-yard butterfly, and she was trailed by McClure in fifth (59.30) as the pair earned 52 points.

Geyer put an exclamation point on the Saturday action with a win, meet-mark and B-cut in the 400-yard individual medley in what was her third individual top-spot of the day (4:27.76). She was followed by Heinbach in fourth (4:37.45).

Stevens is currently in second place with 938.50 points. NYU is in first with 1,202.50 points as both teams will finish action Sunday.

For complete Day Two results, click here.

BRONX, N.Y. (December 8, 2013) – Junior Brittany Geyer was the Swimmer of the Meet, leading the Stevens Institute of Technology women’s swimming team to a second-place finish at the 2013 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships at Lehman College in the Bronx.

Geyer totaled 128 points to earn the Swimmer of the Meet honor, and was joined in the top-10 by freshman Danielle Caruso who had 111 and sophomore Elizabeth Heinbach with 96.

NYU won the event with 1,650.50 points, Stevens was second with 1,297.50 points and Division I Siena College was third with 949 as a total of 17 institutions competed at this year’s ECAC’s.

Junior Sharon Rooker, Geyer, junior Maria McClure and junior April Lawson kicked off the Sunday action with a 3:54.39 and win in the 400-yard medley relay, picking up 64 team points.

Caruso was second in the 500-yard freestyle with a 5:05.76 which was good for 28 points, and Heinbach was ninth (5:14.47).

Sophomore Jennifer Rutledge and Lawson were second and third in the 50-yard freestyle, racking up 55 team points with times of 24.37 and 24.50, while Geyer recorded a new meet-record with a 2:08.17 in the 200-yard individual medley. Sophomore Elena Piper was fourth with a 2:11.52 as duo brought in 58 team tallies.

Caruso, junior Nicole Miller, Lawson and Rutledge ended the championships with a second-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay, combining for a 3:35.19 and 56 points.

Stevens will now go in to the winter break before taking a team training trip in early January.

The above are press releases taken from the Stevens Athletic Website. For complete meet results, click here.

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Hannah Saiz fell into a pool at age eleven and hasn't climbed out since. She attended Kenyon College, won an individual national title in the 2013 NCAA 200 butterfly, and post-graduation has seen no reason to exit the natatorium. Her quest for continued chlorine over-exposure has taken her to Wisconsin …

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