Another school record falls as Sea Gulls complete day two of CAC championships

Another school record falls as Sea Gulls complete day two of CAC championships

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's swimming teams jumped right back into action as the second day of the Capital Athletic Conference championships continued on Saturday. At the end of day two a new school record had been established while the men remain in fourth place and the women in fifth place.

In day two of the CAC championships, the Sea Gulls had six swimmers qualify during the prelim rounds to swim in the championship heat of their respective events.

Junior Paul Zoli set a new school record in the 200-yard freestyle during the preliminary rounds with a time of 1:45.91 finishing fourth, sending him to the championship heat where he then shaved off an additional two seconds finishing third in a time of 1:43.51. Zoli broke his own record, set in 2011, by over four seconds.

In the men's preliminary heat of the 100-yard butterfly two Sea Gulls touched the wall in the top eight to move on to the championship heat. Seniors Joe Wisda (54.24 seconds) and Jason Preston (54.39 seconds) went on to claim seventh and eighth place, respectively.

Junior Jesse Cunningham reached a championship heat for the second time with a fourth place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke. The North Potomac, Md., native hit the wall fourth in the championship heat in 1:00.09.

On the women's side sophomore Danielle Dunn and senior Robin Stone each put up top times during prelims advancing themselves to a championship round. Dunn represented Salisbury in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.96) where she placed third. The Glen Burnie, Md., native almost broke her own school record but was shy by three-tenths of a second.

Stone was the final Gull to compete in a championship heat. The Germantown, Md., native improved upon her preliminary time with a sixth-place finish in 1:02.40.

Salisbury enters the third and final day of the CAC championships tomorrow with prelims starting at 10 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m

Men's Team Rankings (Through 24 events)

1. University of Mary Washington – 655 points
2. St. Mary's (Md.) College – 363 points
3. York (Pa.) College – 334.5 points
4. Salisbury University – 288.5 points
5. Hood College – 170 points
6. Marymount (Va.) University – 151 points
7. Frostburg State University – 60 points

Women's Team Rankings (Through 24 events)

1. University of Mary Washington – 622.5 points
2. St. Mary's (Md.) College – 446 points
3. Marymount (Va.) University – 289 points
4. York (Pa.) College – 246.5 points
5. Salisbury University – 203 points
6. Hood College – 123 points
7. Frostburg State University – 94 points

 

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