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School Records Continue to Fall on Day Three

Freshman Will Kearsey continues to break school records in his first season
Feb. 18, 2017

HOUSTON – The UConn men’s and women’s swimming and diving team continued to shatter its own record book with multiple school records falling on Friday at The American Championships.

Freshman Will Kearsey broke the 100-yard backstroke school record with a time of 48.00. Kearsey broke the previous record multiple times with his preliminary, finals and relay swims. The time also qualified for NCAA B standard time.

Senior co-captain James Donlevy competed to a runner-up finish and an NCAA B Qualifying time with his 1:37.15 swim in the 200-yard freestyle.

Senior Jamie Lynn Brookover also posted a school record with her race in the 100-yard backstroke. Brookover finished at 54.77, good enough for sixth place in the A-Final.

The men’s 400-yard medley relay team also notched a school record after swimming a 3:15.00. The relay team consisted of Kearsey, Mark Hunter, Kyle Kimura and Donlevy.

The women’s diving team also competed on Friday in the 3M dive. Monica Marcello led the Huskies with a podium finish, placing third with a score of 292.50. Right behind her was Alli Butera in fourth (291.65) and Michelle Kalupski (273.95) in fifth-place.



In the women’s 400 IM, junior Emma Smith raced in the A-Final and finished in sixth with a time of 4:18.47. Kyle Kimura also took home a sixth place finish in the 100-yard butterfly and almost was able to seize an NCAA B Qualifying time in the process.

With three days of competition in the books, the Huskies are in fifth-place on the women’s side with 325 points. The men have positioned themselves in fourth-place after accumulating 421.5 points.

The final day of The American Championships ends tomorrow night. Preliminaries begin at 11 a.m. ET, Diving commences at 1:30 ET and the Finals complete The Championships at 7 p.m. ET.