Swim Teams Finish 2nd in National Aquathlon Event

Swim Teams Finish 2nd in National Aquathlon Event

Emmanuel College – October, 2014. USA Triathlon (USAT) and the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) partnered for the second annual National Aquathlon Challenge for all the college swim programs in the USA. An Aquathlon is an event comprising of a 500 yard pool swim and 1600 meter track run. The Aquathlon was completed as a separate swim and run on the same day. All teams competed and submitted results completed at their University during the month of October, with winners in divisions and an overall team winner based on the best five results from each team. The EC swim teams both finished 2nd overall.

Place Overall Men's Team Division

1st Brandeis University NCAA Div. III

2nd Emmanuel College NCAA Div. II

3rd Norwich University NCAA Div. III

Place Overall Women's Team Division

1st Princeton University NCAA Div. I

2nd Emmanuel College NCAA Div. II

3rd Brandeis University NCAA Div. III

On the Men's side EC finished 3 swimmers in the top 10. The first place male finisher was Max Fabian (10:08.99) from Brandeis University. But close behind was Santiago Aguilar (10:19.57) as second place male finisher overall. Camilo Mendoza (10:51.68) finished 4th and Wyatt Nicholson (11:02.50) finished 6th.

On the Women's side, Princeton University swept the first top 10 places in dominating fashion.

Princeton's Heidi Miller finished first. Miller's combined 500 yard swim and 1 mile run time, 10:18.30. However, EC's Diana Tobo did finish in 11th place overall in 12:15.11. The top 5 finishers for EC included Tobo in 11th, Laura Gonzalez (12:47.07) 13th, Savannah Gratz (12:59.97) 14th, Justine Wright (13:36.21) 18th, and Stephanie Canady (14:31.37) 29th.

"Our swimmers have been training hard all fall; whether in the pool, running, dry land sessions, or weight room workouts. The team really enjoyed getting out on the track and competing against Div. I, II, and III teams around the country in this national event. It was a lot of fun to cheer them on and this event will help us towards our goal of competing at the Collegiate Triathlon National Championships in April 2015 at Clemson University." Commented Coach Gilchrest

The Lions will be back in action December 31-January 6 as they travel to Stuart Florida for the 79th Annual College Swimming Forum Competition, at the Martin County Aquatics Athletic Center.

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