Swim Finishes Seventh At MAAC Swimming & Diving Championship

Feb. 17, 2018

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Siena Swimming finished seventh for the second straight year at the MAAC Swimming and Diving Championship in Buffalo, New York. Julianna Sebastian takes a bronze medal on final day.

Sebastian qualified for the 200 fly with a fourth place finish in the prelims and swam her way to a bronze medal with a 2:07.73 finish. Fournier took eighth in the main finals with a 2:11.00 finish.

Erica Askew qualified for the 200 breast finals with her fourth place finish in the prelims with a season-best time of 2:24.65. Both Kylie George and Larissa Nanna qualified for the consolation finals in the event with their respective times of 2:28.59 and 2:29.47.

Askew took seventh in the 200 breast finals with a 2:26.22 time. George and Nanna finished 11th and 12th in the consolations finals with respective times of 2:27.83 and 2:28.99.

In the 200 butterfly both Julianna Sebastian and Elizabeth Fournier qualified for the main finals with their respective finishes. Sebastian took fourth in the prelims with a 2:07.47 while Fournier took eighth with a 2:09.91 finish. Natalie Valachovic just missed the consolation prelims with a 2:19.38 time.

In Fiona Dretzka's final individual swim, the senior swam the 200 back in 2:12.83 for a season-best time. Fellow senior, Sinead Guy swan a career-best 2:13.53 in the event as she wraps up her collegiate career in the Green and Gold. Rachel Brown recorded a 2:14.52 time in the event.

Senior Brigid Wynne led the Saints with a career-best 55.09 in her final individual event of the 100 free. Guy finished her individual career for Siena with a 56.14 time in the same event. Francesca Tinucci finished the race in 55.11, good for a season-career. Maggie Davenport also tallied a season-best time of 55.28 in the race.

Shannon Leary finished the 200 breast in a season-best time of 2:33.77.

In the final event of the meet, Siena finished eighth in the 400 free relay with the grouping of Fournier, Wynne, Tinucci and Brown with a season-best 3:39:31 finish.