Feb. 14, 2010
NEW HAVEN, CT (February 13, 2010) – Junior swimmer Katie Marshall (Cumberland, RI) won the 200-yard butterfly at the 2010 Northeast Conference Swimming & Diving Championships at Yale University Saturday. Marshall won the race in a time of 2:05.47. As a team, Sacred Heart finished fifth out of seven teams with a score of 217. St. Francis (PA) took the title with a team score of 556.5.
In the 200-yard freestyle, Marshall finished seventh with a time of 1:56.41.
Junior Drew Mulvey (Bridgewater, CT) followed up her 1-meter diving title with a second place finish in the 3-meter event. She scored 226.15 points, narrowly edged out by CCSU diver Madison Vestergaard who scored a 226.35. The NEC also honored Mulvey as the conference Diver of the Year. Joe Somma, Mulvey's diving coach, was selected as the NEC's Diving Coach of the Year.
Freshman Meg Bellamy (Barrington, RI) set a school record in the 100-yard backstroke by taking seventh place with a time of 59.82. She also finished eighth in the 200 back by hitting the wall in 2:21.38.
Marshall was also a part of the 400-meter medley relay and 400-meter freestyle relay that each placed fifth. The medley relay team, consisting of freshmen Bellamy, Stephanie Walters (Wanaque, NY), Juliette Wallerstein (Southbury, CT), and Marshall, finished in 4:10.34. Marshall and Wallerstein swam in the 400 freestyle with sophomore Laurie Casado (Queens, NY) and freshman Rachel McGrath (Dorchester, MA) and finished in 3:41.96.
Wallerstein placed sixth in the 50-yard freestyle and eight in the 100-yard freestyle. In the 50, she hit the wall in 25.51 after finishing in 25.07 in the preliminary round. In the 100, Wallerstein completed the race in 54.65 after she finished the preliminary race in 54.63.
The 200-yard freestyle relay team consisting of McGrath, Wallerstein, Casado, and Bellamy took sixth place with a time of 1:45.07. In the 800-yard freestyle, Marshall, Meghan Bailey (Walpole, MA), McGrath, and sophomore Allison Thurston (Berlin, CT) finished in seventh with a time of 8:03.29.
Bailey took eight in the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.08, while Thurston finished the 400 IM in ninth place, hitting the wall at 4:45.46.
The SHU swimming season continues as those who qualified with compete at the ECAC Championships in Pittsburgh, PA on February 26-28.