The Sacred Heart University women's swim team concluded the 2015 Northeast Conference Swimming and Diving Championship with two more records on Saturday night. The Pioneers accumulated 234 points to finish in sixth place at the event.
Olivia Decas won the consolation final of the 100 freestyle, lowering her own school record to 52.43 in the effort. Jill Crosby also swam a personal best, going 52.67, to place 11th in the event. Caleigh Dion touched at 53.60 in her evening swim, a personal best swim by .13, while Helen Culici lowered her career best by .31, at 56.12.
Dion, Decas and Crosby were joined by Emily Shenk on the 400 yard freestyle relay and placed fourth with a school record swim of 3:31.90. Decas led off with a 53.27, her third career best 100 free of the day. Shenk split 54.70, followed by a 52.09 from Decas and an anchor leg of 51.84 from Crosby.
Hannah O'Brien placed 15th in the 1,650 freestyle, in a time of 18:36.42. Siobhan Goodman also earned 15th place points, swimming 2:13.92 in the 200 butterfly. Anna Brown touched 16th in the 200 backstroke, finishing in a time of 2:11.49. Meredith Nyser was 19th in the event, swimming a 2:14.03 Saturday evening. Siobhan Goodman
Malvina Reinhold swam a career-best 2:34.88 Saturday night, with Katrina Dy at 2:37.95 and Julia Pedersen finishing a 2:40.82.
The Sacred Heart University women's swim team posted five career-best swims, including the program's two fastest 100 freestyle times in the final preliminary session of the 2015 Northeast Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.
Olivia Decas set the program record in the 100 freestyle, swimming a time of 52.81, in the third preliminary heat Saturday morning. In the next heat Jill Crosby swam what became the second-best time in program history, 53.03, nearly half a second under her the school mark she set last season. The duo qualified 11th and 12th respectively for the consolation final Saturday evening.
Anna Brown earned a spot in the consolation finals in the 200 backstroke, qualifying 16th with a swim of 2:10.75, a season-best. Meredith Nyser was 19th in the 200 backstroke at 2:13.19 and Emily Shenk was 23rd at 2:16.24.
Julia Pedersen lowered her personal-best in the 200 breaststroke by nearly a full second and is 20th after the morning session, after a 2:44.19. Malvina Reinhold, 17th, touched in 2:37.11 and Katrina Dy was one spot behind with a season-best 2:37.54.
The 2015 NEC Championship concludes with the finals Saturday evening, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The entire championship is being streamed live at NECFrontRow.com and live results can be found here.