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Kearsey Goes Back-To-Back in 100 Backstroke

Feb. 16, 2018

DALLAS – Sophomore Will Kearsey became a back-to-back conference champion in the 100 Backstroke to highlight the third day of The American Championships.

Kearsey captured his second-consecutive championship with an NCAA B Qualifying time of 48.01 in the competition. Kearsey set the pool record during preliminaries in the morning with a time of 47.91.

“We are happy with the overall results tonight, obviously disappointed on the DQ’s. Bigger picture is we have some great athletes on our team and the future is bright,” said head coach Chris Maiello.I expect our team to rebound well and finish the meet strong as we always have this year.”

Mark Hunter set a school record with a 54.51 mark in the 100 Breaststroke and placed fourth. Greg Dziopa (55.38) snagged sixth place and Al Li took 11th (56.22).

Freshman David May crushed the school record in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 47.58, breaking the previous record set by Abed Kaaki (48.28). May earned All-Conference honors with a third place finish.

Matt Dagenais grabbed a runner-up finish in the 400 IM (3:52.49) to grab an All-Conference nod.

On the boards, Dan Kinney secured a runner-up finish in the Three Meter Dive scoring a 314.50.

Freshman Georgia Apostolu earned a sixth place finish in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 55.04 earning 13 points for the Huskies.



Jackie Van Lew scored 12 points for the Huskies with a seventh place finish in 200 Freestyle (1:49.10).

The women's team remains in fifth place after day three with 278 points. The men's team dropped to fourth place and totaled 419 points