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Huskies Break Three School Records at American Championships

Feb. 14, 2018

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DALLAS –
The UConn swimming and diving team posted three school records on opening night of The American Championships on Wednesday at Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr- McMillion Natatorium.

“We had a great start to the meet tonight. Breaking program records is always fun, I think there is a lot more in the tank for our teams," said head coach Chris Maiello. "We need to keep our focus for the swims and dives tomorrow morning to continue our momentum. We need to be on our game right from the start.”

In both the 800 Freestyle Relay and 200 Medley Relay the women’s team broke school records. Emma Smith, Katie Breault, Jackie Van Lew and Madeline Blair raced the 800 in 7:16.06 breaking the previous record 7:17.70 by Smith, Blair, Sophie Nothnagle and Margot Manning during the 2016-2017 season. The relay team captured second place in the event securing 33 points for the Huskies.

In the 200 Medley Relay, Georgia Apostolu, Julie Hu, Danielle Bordes and Eliza Manning squeaked by the previous record of 1:41.85 with a time of 1:41.80 and scoring 26 more points for the women’s side.


 

 

Will Kearsey, Mark Hunter, David May and Luke Martin eclipsed the previous record in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:28.36 placing in third place in the event and picking up 32 points.

The Huskies also grabbed 32 points with a third place finish in the men’s 800 Freestyle Relay with the performances of Joshua Wroblewski, Karl Bishop, Andre Kuhn and Kearsey.

On the boards, Dan Kinney (4th place), Torrington Wagner (7th) and Kyle Kennedy (8th) nabbed 38 points in the One Meter Dive. Erin Clifford (4th place) Kamrin Dawkins (10th), Elizabeth Drab (11th) and Alyssa Annenberg (14th) delivered 32 points for the Huskies in the Three Meter competition.

After day one of The Championships the men’s team sits in second place with a total of 102 points while the women’s team holds a third place position after scoring 90 points on day one of the competition.

The American Championships resume Thursday, Feb. 15 with swimming preliminaries kicking off at 10 a.m. CST, diving preliminaries at 1 p.m. CST and Finals culminating the evening at 6 p.m. CST.

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