Swimming Sweeps Tri-Meet Against Manhattan and Holy Cross

Margaret Flaherty set a pair of school records on the final night of the 2018 NEC Championship; the 1,000 & 1,650-freestyle records.
Margaret Flaherty set a pair of school records on the final night of the 2018 NEC Championship; the 1,000 & 1,650-freestyle records.

MILFORD, Conn.- The Sacred Heart University Swimming and Diving team swept Manhattan and Holy Cross today by final scores of 228-66 against Manhattan and 157-140 over Holy Cross. Meanwhile Holy Cross defeated Manhattan 223-61.  Junior Lauren Somers claimed wins in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle while freshman Taylor Eck placed first in the 100 and 200 backstroke and third in the 100 yard butterfly. Her times in each of the events were a season best as she tallied her first collegiate wins of her career.  

In the men's contests, Holy Cross would defeat Manhattan as well by a final score of 154-139. 

The meet came down to the last relay against Holy Cross as the finish in the 100 butterfly was the turning point that pushed the Pioneers to the victory. The Pioneers placed first, second and third as Emily Peter, Nicole Tingley, and Taylor Eck were the three top finishers in the event. Prior to the 100 butterfly, SHU was down 10 points to Holy Cross but the finishes in the event pushed the Pioneers to the victory. 

 

-Holy Cross & Sacred Heart 400 medley relay broke pool record

-Lauren Somers triple winner in 50, 100, and 200 freestyle

-Taylor Eck double winner in 100 and 200 backstroke

-Margaret Flaherty 1st in 500 freestyle

-Sacred Heart swept 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in 100 butterfly (Peter, Tingley, Eck)

 

Strokes:

Taylor Eck 1st 100 backstroke 1:00.83

1st 200 backstroke 2:10.81

3rd 100 butterfly 59.53

 

Kim Hylan 3rd 100 backstroke 2:13.77

Jessie Poole 2nd 100 breaststroke 1:11.42

3rd 200 breaststroke 2:34.47

 

Julia Pusateri 3rd 100 breaststroke 1:11.71

Nicoly Tingley 2nd 200 butterfly 2:10.70

2nd 100 butterfly 58.84

 

Emily Peter 1st 100 butterfly 58.63

 

Fiona Maxwell 3rd 200 IM 2:19.36

 

Freestyles: 

Lauren Somers 1st 200 freestyle 1:56.63

1st 50 freestyle 24.29

1st 100 freestyle 53.03

 

Emily Peter 3rd 100 freestyle 55.65

Freestyles Distance 500 & 1000

 

Shanna Haddow 3rd 1000 freestyle 11:21.35

 

Margaret Flaherty 1st 500 freestyle 5:24.27

 

Grace Bergstrom 3rd 500 freestyle 5:30.26

 

Diving:

1 meter-

Meghan McLaughlin 2nd (5 dives)

Molly Martin 3rd (5 dives) 2nd (6 dives)

 

Relays:

400 Medley Relay 2nd 4:02.60

(Taylor Eck, Julia Pusateri, Emily Peter, Nicole Tingley)

 

200 freestyle relay 1st 1:39.19

(Nicole Tingley, Kim Hylan, Grace Bergstrom, Lauren Somers)