Night three of the 2019 Northeast Conference Championship continues at the Nassau County Aquatic Center. Junior Lauren Somers took bronze in the 200-yard freestyle improving her morning swim by .68. Teammate Emily Peter placed seventh in the 100-butterfly A final moving up a spot from this morning. Collectively they earned the Pioneers 28 points.
The Pioneers remain in sixth-place in the team standings, with 214 points, 42 points behind LIU Brooklyn, in fifth-place. Bryant remains first in the team standings, with 639 points, followed by Central Connecticut State with 413.5 points, and Wagner College, 363.5. St. Francis University stays in fourth after day three with 316 total points. In seventh place is St. Francis College with 179 points followed by Mount St. Mary's with 113 points.
The final day of the NEC Championship begins Saturday with prelim heats beginning at 10 am. NEC Front Row is streaming live from the championships and live results are available here. For complete information, visit NEC Championship Central.
- Fiona Maxwell placed 16th with a swim of 4:47.86
- Emily Peter (56.89) moved up to seventh place earning the Pioneers 12 points
- Nicole Tingley went a collegiate best time, 57.46, improving from her morning swim. Tingley placed 12th overall earning five points for Sacred Heart
- Taylor Eck (58.34) and Nikole Rudis (59.25) competed in the C Final, earning 17th and 20th place overall.
- Lauren Somers placed third going faster than her qualifying time and touching at 1:51.83, just off the school record
- Kim Hylan collected 4 points for the Pioneers with an 11th place finish in the event, swimming 1:55.42
- Margaret Flaherty placing 15th with a 1:55.78
- Grace Bergstrom touched at 1:59.69 in the C Final
- Jessica Poole took off .34 from her swim this morning and placed 13th in the event, touching at 1:06.13.
- Julia Pusateri placed 18th with a time of 1:07.61
- Taylor Eck was good for fifth place in the C Final with a time of 59.96, improving from her morning swim by .38
- Kim Hylan touched at 1:01.16 in the C Final
- Molly Martin moved up one spot in tonight final, taking seventh overall on the 3-meter with a score of 190.5
400 Medley Relay
- The Pioneers A relay placed seventh with a swim of 3:59.59
- Eck led off with a backstroke split of 59:40 and was followed by Poole in the breaststroke (1:07.17), Peter took on the fly leg (58.86) and Tingley brought it home in the freestyle (52.72)
The Sacred Heart University swimming and diving team posted twelve season best times and four lifetime-best swims in the preliminary heats on the third day of the 2019 Northeast Conference Championship, at the Nassau County Aquatic Center. The finals session begins at 6 p.m. this evening.
First-Year Molly Martin placed 8th on the 3-Meter board and will dive in the final round tonight with a score of 195.40. Megan McLaughlin(184.95) and Alexandra Bonanno(133.85) both placed in the top 16.
- Fiona Maxwell opened her day with a season-best swim of 4:47.47, good for 14thoverall. She will swim again tonight in the B final.
- Emily Peter earned a spot in the top 8 for tonight. She is 8th, just a few tenths off of her lifetime-best time
- Nicole Tingley earned a spot in the B final with a time of 58.28.
- Taylor Eck will be back in the C final with a time of 58:78
- Nikole Rudis swam a season-best time of 58.78 to qualify for the C final
- Meredith Bertoni posted a season-best swim of 1:02.06.
- Jaclyn Pianesetabbed a season best time of 1:03.67
- Lauren Somers posted the Pioneers top swim, 1:52.51, and is the fifth-seed in tonight's final
- Kim Hylan (1:55.27) and Margaret Flaherty (1:56.72) will take on the B final
- Shanna Haddow(2:00.91) and Victoria Catizone (2:06.30) swam season-best times
- Jessica Poole notched a season-best time of 1:06.47 and is the 15thqualifier
- Julia Pusateri posted a season-best swim of 1:07.41 and will swim in the C Final
- Renee Russo touched at 1:09.71 with a new collegiate best time
- Dee Henry swam a 1:15.30, one whole second fast than her time last year at the NEC meet
- Pianesewent a lifetime-best touching at 1:09.47
- Rudis swam a season-best 1:01.65
- Hylan (1:00.24) and Taylor Eck(1:00.34) will compete in the C final
400 Medley Relay
- The B Relay of Russo, Henry, Pianese, and Haddow swam a 4:21.47 three seconds faster than the relay put up in 2018.
•Molly Martin secured an eighth place spot for 6 more dives tonight
•Megan McLaughlin is tenth with a score of 184.95
•Alexandra Bonanno scored 133.85 on the board and is placed 14th
•Jessica Pianese improved her overall score by over 3 points (123.15)