100 MAAC Championships for Marist
Women's Swimming & Diving program's fourth-straight conference title puts Marist in triple digits for MAAC championships
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Feb. 15, 2014) – The women’s swimming and diving team won Marist its 100th Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship title. Marist claimed the victory boasting a total of 801 points over the three-day event.
The Red Foxes’ championship is the team’s fourth consecutive conference title, as well as the swimming and diving program’s 27th in 18 years.
To kick off the Finals, senior Bonnie Orr (Fresno, CA) claimed a first-place finish in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 17:47.02.
Sophomore Bethany Powhida (Delmar, N.Y.) took second place in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:01.83, while freshman Breann Lydon (Dix Hills, N.Y.) took fifth in the event (2:06.28).
Senior Maddie Arciello (Missoula, Mont.) claimed a second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 51.56. Following directly behind, freshman Meredith Wurtz (Lafayette Hill, PA) placed third in 52.13.
Junior Kimberly Tobias (San Jose, CA) also placed second for the Red Foxes on the one-meter dive.
In the 200-yard backstroke, freshman Isabella Morreale (Short Hills, N.J.) claimed third place (2:24.49), while freshman Taylor Deubel (Cheshire, CT) followed directly behind in fourth (2:25.24).
Senior Emily Miles (Long Valley, N.J.) took third place in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:08.30. Following behind, freshman Sarah Mosca (Dansville, N.Y.) placed fifth and senior Kim Kaller (New Providence, N.J.) took seventh in the event.
Also in the 1,650 freestyle, sophomore Alexandria Koukos (Cheshire, CT) and senior Kim Kaller (New Providence, N.J.) placed fifth and sixth, respectively, while freshman Anna Grazulis (Pittsford, N.Y.) claimed eighth place in the event.
The 400-yard freestyle, consisting of Arciello, freshman Bridget Curley (Endwell, N.Y.), freshman Colleen Lampe (East Setauket, N.Y.) and Wurtz capped off the day finishing in first place with a time of 3:28.29.
Head Coach Larry Van Wagner was named MAAC Women’s Head Coach of the Year, while Tobias was honored as the MAAC Diver of the Year.
For more on the women's championship, see the full story at GoRedFoxes.com.
For the full list of MAAC Championships, click here.