Womenís Swimming and Diving Claims Maristís 100th MAAC Championship
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The women’s swimming and diving team won Marist its 100th Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship title. Marist claimed the victory boasting a total of 801 points over the three-day event.
The Red Foxes’ championship is the team’s fourth consecutive conference title, as well as the swimming and diving program’s 27th in 18 years.
To kick off the Finals, senior Bonnie Orr (Fresno, Calif.) claimed a first-place finish in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 17:47.02.
Senior Maddie Arciello (Missoula, Mont.) claimed a second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 51.56. Following directly behind, freshman Meredith Wurtz (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) placed third in 52.13.
Junior Kimberly Tobias (San Jose, Calif.) also placed second for the Red Foxes on the one-meter dive.
Senior Emily Miles (Long Valley, N.J.) took third place in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:08.30. Following behind, freshman Sarah Mosca (Dansville, N.Y.) placed fifth and senior Kim Kaller (New Providence, N.J.) took seventh in the event.
Also in the 1,650 free, sophomore Alexandria Koukos (Cheshire, Conn.) and senior Kim Kaller (New Providence, N.J.) placed fifth and sixth, respectively, while freshman Anna Grazulis (Pittsford, N.Y.) claimed eighth place in the event.
The 400-yard freestyle, consisting of Arciello, freshman Bridget Curley (Endwell, N.Y.), freshman Colleen Lampe (East Setauket, N.Y.) and Wurtz capped off the day finishing in first place with a time of 3:28.29.
Head Coach Larry Van Wagner was named MAAC Women’s Head Coach of the Year, while Tobias was honored as the MAAC Diver of the Year.Women’s 1,650-yard Free
In Day Three of the Preliminaries, the women’s swimming and diving team advanced nine swimmers to the Finals round in the last day of competition. Currently, the Red Foxes lead in first place with 514.0 points.
Senior Maddie Arciello (Missoula, Mont.) claimed first place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.57, breaking her own previous school record by .01 seconds. Also in the event, freshman Meredith Wurtz (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) placed third (52.52) to claim a Finals birth.
Sophomore Bethany Powhida (Delmar, N.Y.) placed second in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:02.42, while freshman Breann Lydon (Dix Hills, NY.) claimed fifth place (2:06.58) to push to the Finals round.
In the 200-yard butterfly, senior Emily Miles (Long Valley, N.J.) took third place with a time of 2:09.99. Also in the event, senior Kim Kaller (New Providence, N.J.) and freshman Sarah Mosca (Dansville, NY) placed fifth and sixth, respectively, to place in the top eight.
Also for the Red Foxes, freshman Taylor Duebel (Cheshire, Conn.) placed fourth (2:25.44) in the 200-yard breaststroke, while freshman Isabelle Morreale (Short Hills, NJ) claimed eighth place (2:28.11) for a Finals spot.
In the one-meter dive, junior Kimberly Tobias (San Jose, Calif.) placed third with a score of 230.15, while sophomore Renata Diotalevi (Madison, Conn.) placed behind in fourth, while senior Lauren Weiner (Feeding Hills, Mass.) placed sixth, all clinching Finals spots.Women’s 200-yard Backstroke