Feb. 17, 2012
Swimming and diving slipped to seventh at the 2012 MAAC Championships after day two of action in Buffalo, N.Y. It was a busy day for several Saints, one that included two top-four finishes and a new school record in the 1,000 free.
Junior Kaela Bjornberg had several strong outings, finishing third in the 100 fly (:57.30) and fourth in the 100 breast (1:05.79). She also finished seventh as part of the 800 free relay team (7:54.23), one that also featured Jacque Medina, Amanda York, and Katie Carew.
Medina, meanwhile, shattered one of Siena swimming and diving's oldest records. She stopped the timer in the 1,000 free in 10:27.06, good for eighth place, and the time lowered the mark set by Siena great Kelly Pangburn in 2001 by over four seconds.
Other highlights for the Green and Gold included a sixth-place finish in the 200 free relay, as Dana Tricarico, Amanda Podczerwinski, York, and Shannon Love checked in in 1:38.75. Additionally, Katherine Canavan finished 12th in the 100 back (1:01.01), Love finished 13th in the 100 breast (1:08.51), York checked in 14th in the 100 fly (:59.72) and 16th in the 200 free (1:59.68), and Podczerwinski wound up 15th in the 400 IM (4:51.48).
Siena's total of 185.5 points is 19.5 ahead of eighth-place Niagara, 37 behind sixth-place Canisius, and 37.5 behind fifth-place Fairfield. Marist extended their lead from day one, pacing the field with 541.5 points and leading second-place Rider by 93.
The MAAC Championships conclude Saturday, with sessions at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.