Pioneers Set Another Program Record on Day 3 of NEC Championship

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (February 21, 2014)—After a morning where five Pioneers posted their best times of the season, qualifying for the finals in their respective events, the Sacred Heart swim team broke yet another school record on Day 3 of the Northeast Conference Championship. The team of Olivia Decas (Mattaposiett, Mass.), Malvina Reinhold (Gothenberg, Sweden), Lizzy Bennett (Fairbanks, Alaska) and Jillian Crosby (Port Monmouth, N.J.) set a new program best finishing the 400 yard Medley Relay in 4:00.53, a full second better than the previous record, for sixth place.

 

Junior Reinhold topped herself for the second time today, taking eleventh in the 100 yard Brest stroke in 1:07.76, a half second better than her time in the preliminaries.

 

Siobhan Goodman (Ridgewood, N.J.) made the biggest jump of the day. The sophomore beat her preliminary time in the 400 yard IM by seven seconds, shattering her previous career best by finishing twelfth in 4:51.69. Katarina Dy (Matawan, N.J.) also bested herself in the 400 yard IM. After qualifying for the finals with a time of 5:01.28, Dy placed sixteenth in the event, clocking in at 4:47.04.

 

Crosby proved consistent today finishing both her preliminary and final in the 200 yard Freestyle in 1:56.57. The freshman took fifteenth in the event.

 

With the team's highest individual finish of the night, Decas placed seventh in the 100 yard Backstroke finishing in 58.86 seconds. Earlier in the day, she broke the school record finishing the preliminary in 58.80.

At the end of Day 3, Sacred Heart is in sixth place with 137 points.