Cambridge, Mass. (February 17, 2017) – The Mount St. Mary's University women's swimming & diving team remained in seventh place following the third day of the Northeast Conference Championships on Friday night at the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center.
Central Connecticut widened its lead and has 559.5 team points with one day remaining, while Bryant (397 pts) and Wagner (382.5) occupy the second and third spots, respectively. LIU Brooklyn (275), Saint Francis U (269.5), Sacred Heart (167.5), Mount St. Mary's (139) and St. Francis Brooklyn (127) round out the team standings.
In preliminary heats, Maddie McGraw broke her own program record in the 100 back before following it up with a 57.76 in the finals to clip the mark she set in prelims (57.78). McGraw held the previous record of 58.37, which she set at last year's NEC Championships.
Morgan Runk was the Mount's next top-finisher in the 100 back, clocking in at 59.47 for a 16th-place showing.
The Mountaineers claimed three top-20 finishes in the 100 fly, led by Amanda Moore's 14th-place finish in a time of 57.49. Maggie deTar claimed 18th in the event with a time of 58.82, and Sarah Bonson finished 20th in 1:00.05.
Bonson registered the team's top showing in the 400 IM with a time of 4:41.29 to take 13th place, Bridget Vaughan placed 18th in the 200 free in 1:54.18, and Alyssa Felos (1:08.04) and Lauren Gullickson (1:08.20) were the team's top-two finishers in the 100 breast.
The Mount closed out the night with a seventh-place showing in the 400 medley relay as McGraw, Felos, Bonson and deTar combined to clock in at 4:05.59.
The Mountaineers return for the final day of the championships on Saturday, February 18. Prelims begin at 10 a.m. and finals heats are set for 6 p.m.