Christiansburg, Va: Day 2 of finals at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships, the Lion's broke 8 more school records, swam 2 more NCAA national qualifying times, and produced their first swimming Conference Champion in school history.
For the men, the 200 Medley Relay (Aleksandrowicz, Mendoza, Aguilar, Reichenbach) smashed the EC school record by 6 seconds clocking 1:33.58 for 2nd place.
Next up, Camilo Mendoza smashed his own EC school record by 5 seconds, clocking 3:59.41 for 2nd place, missing first by .04 tenths of a second (NCAA national cut). David Rabern finished 16th (5:18.35).
Santiago Aguilar finished 3rd in the 100 Fly with a time of 50.94.
Mendoza, in his third event of the night, touched the wall 1st in the 200 free (1:42.37) to become EC swimming's first Conference Champion.
Freshmen Andrew Reichenbach finished 8th in the finals of the 100 breast in a time of 1:00.21.
Freshmen Adrian Aleksandrowicz finished 2nd overall in the men's 100 back (50.31) missing first by .05 tenths of a second, earning his second NCAA qualifying time and new school record. Hayden Pendergraft 13th (56.49).
Finally, the 800 Free Relay team (Felipe Aguilar, Pendergraft, Rabern, Nicholson) finished 10th in 8:00.45.
After day 2, the men are in 5th place overall with 228 points.
For the women, the 200 Medley Relay team (Tobo, Tamblyn, Gonzalez, Gratz) finished 7th with a new EC school record of 1:55.51.
Sophomore Laura Gonzalez finished 3rd in the 100 Fly (58.34) in school record time.
Sophomore Diana Tobo finished 8th in the 200 Free (2:00.45).
Junior Emma Tamblyn finished 10th in the 100 Breast (1:12.69) in school record time.
Tobo, in her 3rd event of the night, finished 2nd in the 100 back (58.77) in school record time.
Finally, the 800 Free Relay (Lamont, Whitaker, Canady, Curtright) finished 12th (9:44.30).
After day 2, the women have moved up 2 spots to 10th place in the team standings, with 115 points.
Head Coach, Allen Gilchrest commented, "Our first conference champion was a special moment for our team, everyone was cheering Camilo on. Having 12 EC swimmers score in finals this evening was a very special moment for EC swimming."
Day 3 prelim events include the 200 fly, 100 free, 200 back, 200 breast, and 1650 free.