Christiansburg, VA::: This evening Men's swimming competed in the second night of finals of the 2016 Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships taking place at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center in Christiansburg, Virginia.
In the finals of the 200 medley relay, the B relay (Pendergraft, Carrasquilla, Bonna, Nicholson) placed 15th in 146.42. The A relay (Aleksandrowicz, Mendoza, Aguilar, Stigant) finished 2nd in EC school record time (1:32.68), missing 1st by .01, but setting a new EC school record.
Then the EC men went on another flurry of top of the podium finishes. In the 400 IM, Camilo Mendoza finished 1st in 3:56.30, a new EC school record by 3 seconds and his second NCAA qualifying time. Three more boys finished top 16, Matt Bonna 10th in 4:33.46, Wyatt Nicholson 15th in 5:08.23, and David Rabern 16th in 5:10.92.
Next, Santiago Aguilar finished 2nd in the 100 fly (50.16) breaking his own EC school record.
Followed by freshmen Jarred Stigant who finished 16th in 54.24.
Next up, Camilo Mendoza finished 1st in the 200 free with a new conference record, school record, and 3rd NCAA qualifying time of the meet in 1:39.99. Stanislas Raczynski finished 7th in 1:45.21.
In the 100 breast, lone EC swimmer Andrew Reichenbach finished 9th overall, breaking the school record again, in 59.51.
In the 100 back, Adrian Aleksandrowicz finished 1st in 49.73 with an NCAA qualifying time.
Hayden Pendergraft finished 14th in 56.96.
Finally the 800 free B Relay (Rabern, Nicholson, Pendergraft, Foxworth) finished 12th in 8:18.14. The A Relay (Aguilar, Reichenbach, Stigant, Raczynski) touched the wall in 7:02. 05 for 3rd place, but were DQ'd for an early relay take-off exchange.
Head Coach, Allen Gilchrest; "Another great blessing tonight, seeing Camilo and Adrian at the top of the podium in 3 events, 6 school records and 3 NCAA cuts. We are a team, we win and lose as a team, but the improvements have been amazing to watch."
After night 2 of finals, the Lions are in 3rd place overall with 267 points.