Two Records Fall In Opening Night Of NEC Swimming Championship

Olivia Decas (Credit:Steve McLaughlin)
Olivia Decas (Credit:Steve McLaughlin)

The Sacred Heart University women's swim team opened competition at the 2015 Northeast Conference Championship Wednesday evening at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a pair of school records.

The quartet of Olivia Decas, Emily Shenk, Caleigh Dion and Jillian Crosby lowered the program record in the 800 freestyle relay by over four seconds, finishing fifth in a time of 7:41.29.  Decas opened the relay with a swim of 1:53.86, to set the school mark in the 200 freestyle.  Crosby anchored the relay with the fastest split of the night, swimming her leg in a time of 1:51.14.

In the opening event of the meet, SHU swam to a sixth-place finish in the opening event of the meet, touching in a time of 1:50.56 in the 200-yard medley relay. Anna Brown, Malvina Reinhold, Siobhan Goodman and Caleigh Dion.

SHU has accumulated 26 points in the first two events and finishes the first night of competition in sixth place. Central Connecticut is in first place with 40 points.

The 2015 NEC Championship resumes at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday with preliminary heats in the 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle relay.  The entire championship is being streamed live at NECFrontRow.com and live results can be found here.