Swimming and diving concludes season at AE Championship
Feb. 27, 2012
Boston, Mass. - The Stony Brook swimming and diving teams closed out the 2011-12 season on Sunday at the America East Championship meet with a fourth-place finish on the men's side and a fifth-place finish on the women's side.
Host Boston University captured both the men's and women's championships as the Terrier men's squad ended UMBC's eight-year conference championship run. Boston University's women's team won the title for the third time in the last four years. UMBC placed second on both sides, while New Hampshire took third on the women's side followed by Vermont, Stony Brook, Maine and Binghamton. On the men's side, Binghamton finished ahead of Stony Brook in third, while Maine placed fifth.
Stony Brook produced a strong showing in the 100 freestyle events as both Darcy Heuser (fourth place) and Allison Zelnick (sixth place) finished in the top-10 with times of 51.49 and 52.11, respectively. Heuser's time of 51.49 bested Stony Brook's previous program record of 51.77 set by Shirlee Manoogian in 2006. In the men's event, senior Sean Conway (Oakdale, N.Y.) finished eighth (45.84), while senior Ed McIntyre (Laurel, N.Y.) took ninth (45.95).
A pair of seniors, Taylor Crosby (Port Monmouth, N.J.) and Connor Murray (Hyde Park, N.Y.) each finished 10th in the 200 breaststroke events. Crosby's time of 2:21.76 set a new program record, besting Elizabeth Beckett's 2:23.10 set earlier this year.
Junior Julie Policht (Toronto, Ontario) took seventh in the women's 200 fly (2:04.46), while freshman Larry Barbosa (Corona, N.Y.) battled to an eighth-place standing in the men's event (1:53.97).
Both 400 freestyle relay teams competed well as the women's quartet of Heuser, Crosby, Zelnick and junior Andjelija Sreckovic (Jagodina, Serbia) took second in 3:26.97, a new program record. On the men's side, the relay squad of Conway, McIntyre, junior Daniel Wenzel (Norwich, N.Y.) and junior David White (Flemington, N.J.) placed third in 3:06.43.
In the final diving event of the competition, the women's one-meter, junior Molly Swartz (Grass Valley, Calif.) and junior Jodie Darnell (Rocklin, Calif.) finished sixth (226.20) and seventh (219.80), respectively.
In total, the Seawolves set six new program records at the 2012 America East Championship. In addition to records in the women's 100 free, 200 breast and 400 free relay set on Sunday, Stony Brook also posted program bests in the men's 800 free relay (6:53.27), the women's 800 free relay (7:28.78) and the women's 200 free relay (1:35.20).