Swimming teams set to begin CAC championships

Swimming teams set to begin CAC championships

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's swimming teams will compete in the 2019 Capital Athletic Conference Swimming Championships over the next four days on the campus of St. Mary's College of Maryland.

The events begin Thursday evening at 6 p.m. with the men's and women's 200-yard medley relay and 800-yard freestyle relay. Friday and Saturday preliminaries will begin at 10 a.m. and finals will start at 6 p.m. The championships conclude Sunday with preliminaries at 10 a.m. and finals at 4:30 p.m.

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Last year at the championships

Josh Brown had a big showing at last year's championships, winning three events for the Sea Gulls. Brown set a CAC and championship meet record time in the 100-yard individual medley. He also claimed victories in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. Richard Baker placed second in the 100-yard freestyle, while the team of Peter Moyer, Baker, Jake Ryan, and Brown captured second in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Leading the men

The men's team has several swimmers capable of bringing home hardware. Brown and Baker, who each finished with nine individual first-place finishes during the regular season, will look to make the All-CAC team for the second year in a row. Moyer, who led the Sea Gulls with 13 individual first-place finishes on the season, looks to get back on the podium after one gold and two silvers at the 2017 championships. Kyle Russell and Ryan, who had eight and seven individual first-place finishes on the season, respectively, will also guide the Sea Gulls at the championships.

Leading the women

Several women have the chance to place for Salisbury, including juniors Chase McClure and Angela Barzanti. McClure tallied four individual first-place finishes on the season, while Barzanti had three. Sophomores Natalie Eakin and Jordyn Rowe joined McClure with a team-high four first-place finishes, as did freshman Autumn Allen, who will look to place in her first CAC championships.

Last time out

Both teams earned multiple first-place finishes in the last meet of the regular season against St. Mary's. The men won all nine individual events, with Russell, Ryan, and Moyer all picking up two victories apiece. For the women, Rowe captured first in the 200-meter freestyle. McClure later claimed first in the 100-meter freestyle, while Barzanti collected first in the 400-meter freestyle.

Up next

After the CAC Championships, the Sea Gulls will see if swimmers will qualify and compete in the NCAA Championships, which will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina from March 20-23.

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