Sea Gulls break records, remain strong in Day Two of CAC Championships

Sea Gulls break records, remain strong in Day Two of CAC Championships

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – Saturday afternoon was a busy one for the Salisbury University men's and women's swim teams, who dove into the pool for Day Two of the Capital Athletic Conference Championships and shattered records on both sides. With one day remaining in the three-day event, the women jump one spot to third place while the men remain in fourth.

Freshman Danielle Dunn continued to impress for the maroon and gold, taking second place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.20. Dunn's preliminary time of 1:07.66 earlier in the day improved upon the school record she had set at the beginning of the season; it was nearly two full seconds faster than her previous best.

A fourth-place finish by junior Robin Stone in the 100-yard backstroke put even more points on the board for the Sea Gulls, who wrapped up the day in third place (267 points). Stone touched the wall in 1:02.30.

Sophomore Paul Zoli led the charge for the Salisbury men, breaking the school record in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:47.77 in preliminaries. After taking seventh place in that event, Zoli teamed up with senior Tim Metcalf, junior Jason Preston and freshman James Gough to bring home a fourth-place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:24.27). 

Preston, along with classmate Joe Wisda, fared well in the 100-yard butterfly – finishing just one-tenth of a second and one place apart – with Wisda taking fourth place (53.83 seconds) and Preston earning fifth place (53.93 seconds). Those finishes contributed to Salisbury's 286 points, which nestled them comfortably in fourth place. The Sea Gulls now set their sights on surpassing host school St. Mary's (Md.) College, which has 345 points.

Last year, the men finished fourth and the women placed fifth in the conference; both teams are poised to improve upon those performances as they wrap up competition in the CAC Championships tomorrow. Preliminaries are set to take place at 10 a.m., with finals at 6 p.m.

 

Women's Team Rankings (Through 12 Events)

  1. University of Mary Washington – 640 points
  2. St. Mary's (Md.) College – 422 points
  3. Salisbury University – 267 points
  4. Marymount (Va.) University – 246 points
  5. York (Pa.) College – 219 points
  6. Hood College – 137 points
  7. Frostburg State University – 117 points

Men's Team Rankings (Through 12 Events)

  1. University of Mary Washington – 666 points
  2. York (Pa.) College – 373 points
  3. St. Mary's (Md.) College – 345 points
  4. Salisbury University – 286 points
  5. Marymount (Va.) University – 189 points
  6. Hood College – 120 points
  7. Frostburg State University – 117 points
 

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