Records Fall as Swimming Keeps Pace at CAC Championships
St. Mary’s City, Md. – Program and league records fell as the Marymount University swimming teams competed in the second day of the 2012 Capital Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday. The Saints women’s squad remained in third place overall with 289 points while the men fell to sixth with 151 points.
Anna Macedonia continued her dominance by setting the CAC record in the 100 backstroke and teaming to break the MU record in the 200 medley relay with Emily Wagner, Bridget Wunderly and Katie Moran.
Macedonia’s performance in the 100 backstroke set both MU and CAC records with a time of 56.16. She posted an automatic NCAA ‘A’ qualifying time in the event after putting up a provisional ‘B’ qualifying time in the preliminary heat.
The 200 medley relay team finished third in the event with a time of 1:52.32 to open the day. Kim Rizzo went on to place seventh in the 400 IM at 4:49.45, Wunderly was fifth in the 100 butterfly at 1:00.45, just .25 of a second off of the Marymount record, and Casey Thomas posted a 1:59.94 in the 200 freestyle to finish fourth.
Marymount closed out the day with a third place finish in the 800 freestyle relay at 8:07.11.
On the men’s side, the Saints opened the day with a sixth place finish in the 200 medley relay before Tom Baroz finished 14th in the 200 freestyle at 1:51.84. Greg Shumaker went on to win the consolation heat of the 100 breaststroke at 1:02.69 to place ninth while Joseph Gardner came in 12th at 1:04.44.
Ryan Kilmon finished seventh in the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.86 while Matt Ward was 15th at 1:00.48. Closing out the day in the 800 freestyle relay, the Saints placed sixth.
Marymount returns to action on Sunday to wrap up the CAC Championships. Events include the 1650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and 400 freestyle relay events.