February 13, 2010

SHU Swimmers Have Record Setting Day at NECs

Feb. 13, 2010

NEW HAVEN, CT - Freshman Meg Bellamy (Barrington, RI) broke the Sacred Heart University swimming record in the 100-yard backstroke at the Northeast Conference Championship at Yale on Friday.  She finished seventh with a time of 1:00.46.  The Pioneers currently stand in fifth place with 148 points.

Bellamy also swam the first leg of the 200-yard medley relay which set a school record time of 1:54.72.  Sophomore Laurie Casado (Queens, NY), junior Katie Marshall (Cumberland, RI), and freshman Juliette Wallerstein (Southbury, CT) were the other Pioneer swimmers in the race.

Bailey placed fifth in the 400-yard individual medley with a SHU record setting time of 4:39.22.

Seven Pioneers have qualified for the ECAC Championship to date:  Bailey, Bellamy, Casado, Marshall, freshman Rachel McGrath (Dorchester, MA), Wallerstein, and freshman Stephanie Walters (Wanaque, NY).

The NEC Swimming & Diving Championship concludes today.  Heading into the final day of competition St. Francis (PA) holds a 28.50 point lead over Central Connecticut State.