Swimming and diving closes out weekend at Terrier Invite

Head coach Dave Alexander

Nov. 21, 2011

Final Stats

Boston, Mass. - The Stony Brook swimming and diving teams wrapped up the 2011 portion of their schedule on Sunday at the Terrier Invitational. The men's team placed seventh overall, while the women's squad took ninth.

Junior Julie Policht (Toronto, Ontario) set a program record in the 200 butterfly, placing third with a time of 2:03.52. Policht, who broke her own record in the event, finished .58 seconds faster than her previous record time set in 2010. Policht also finished in seventh place out of 24 competitors in the 100 butterfly, touching in 57.42.

Freshman Elizabeth Beckett (Swindon, England) took sixth in the 200 breaststroke with a mark of 2:24.22, less than a second off the program-record pace set by Anastasia Kiryushkina (2:23.23) in 2010.

In the women's 100 backstroke, junior Christie Bodden (Panama City, Panama) was Stony Brook's top finisher in 58.82, good for eighth place.

The women's 400 freestyle relay quartet of junior Andjelija Sreckovic (Jagodina, Serbia), senior Darcy Heuser (Centerville, Ohio), sophomore Keara Leong (Forest Hills, N.Y.) and sophomore Allison Zelnick (Troy, Ohio) also fared well, taking fifth out of 22 teams in 3:32.57.

On the men's side, senior Sean Conway (Oakdale, N.Y.) turned in an impressive performance in the 200 freestyle, with a fifth-place standing in 1:41.85. Conway added a second top-10 finish in the 100 freestyle with an eighth-place performance in 47.12.



The men's 800 freestyle relay team of sophomore Sean Hardick (East Northport, N.Y.), senior Ed McIntyre (Laurel, N.Y.), freshman Matthew Essig (Arlington, Va.) and Conway battled to a ninth-place finish in the event with a time of 7:05.99.

The women's squad scored 179.5 points on the weekend, while the men recorded 148. Columbia University placed first in the women's competition with 911.5 points, while fellow Ivy League member Yale took first among the men's team with a score of 800.5.

Stony Brook will now head to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico for intersession training, before returning to the pool against Lafayette on Jan. 18.