Swimming & Diving Earns Fifth Consecutive Dual Win, 120-71 At Monmouth

Anna Brown lowered her own 200 backstroke record Saturday night in the final session of the 2017 NEC Championships
Anna Brown lowered her own 200 backstroke record Saturday night in the final session of the 2017 NEC Championships

The Sacred Heart University women's swimming and diving team won its fifth consecutive dual meet, defeating host Monmouth University 120-71 Friday evening.  The victory improves the Pioneers to 8-1 on the 2016-17 season.

The Pioneers won seven individual events on the afternoon as well as capturing the opening 200-yard medley relay.  Anna Brown and Jillian Crosby were double winners for the Pioneers, partnering with Julia Pusateri and Bryana Cielo to capture the medley relay in a time of 1:54.26.

The Pioneers are back in action Saturday morning when they host Northeast Conference member Central Connecticut State University. The meet, which begins at 11:30 a.m., will be contested at the McCann Natatorium

SPRINT FREESTYLE

  • Crosby picked up the top spot in the 100 freestyle, touching at 54.97
  • Caleigh Dion led a 1-2 sweep of the 200 freestyle, finishing at 2:03.82, with Jessica Poole second at 2:05.33
  • Lauren Somers won her lone individual event, touching at 34.56 in the 50 freestyle
  • Kim Hylan placed second on the 100 free at 57.04 for the Pioneers

STROKES

  • SHU swept the top three spots in the 100 backstroke, with Brown capturing the top spot at 1:01.19
  • Julia Pedersen notched the win in the 100 breaststroke, finishing at 1:12.05
  • Emily Shenk and Renee Russo were second and third in the 100 back 

DISTANCE FREESTYLE

  • Hylan earned the win in the 1,000 freestyle for the Pioneers, touching at 11:09.14
  • Sarah Hensal gave the Pioneers a win in the 500 freestyle, capturing the race at 5:32.16, four seconds clear of Lindsey Dell'Isola
  • Kaylyn Cuozzo finished second in the 1,000, with a time of 11:54.72
 

RELAYS

  • The Pioneers posted the fastest and third fastest time in the 200 freestyle relay, with Rennes Russo, Shanna Haddow, Victoria Catizone and Caleigh Dion combining for a time of 1:45.97
  • SHU also recorded the third and fourth fastest medley relay swims in the meet