ECAC Championships Kicks Off Without Waves

Amanda York

Dec. 7, 2013

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The Saints Swim team traveled down to the Bronx for the three day ECAC Championships. This is the first meet for the Saints in three weeks since defeating Niagara University on November 16 at the Siena Swim Center. Siena is currently in fourth place with 118 points through six events.

"We came out and really put together a nice first session," said Coach Paul Kueterman. "Everyone that competed today had great races and Kate (Ackert) dove well for us too. I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

The 200 -yard medley relay team of Katherine Canavan, Kelsey Helin, Amanda York and Shannon Love started the Championships off right, finishing fourth in the first event of the day with a time of 1:50.35.

Jacque Medina and Megan Grace improved on last year's MAAC Championship times in the 1650-yard Free. Medina finished sixth with a time of 17:43.49 and Megan Grace finished in ninth with a final time of 17:51.98. The two top-10 finishes helped position the Saints into the top-5 in the overall standings.

Sophomore Kate Ackert performed well in the one meter diving event. Ackert finished in eighth out of a 11, scoring 144.15.

Day two of the ECAC Championships begin tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. as the Saints will look to make some waves and move up in the overall standings.