Swim & Dive Wraps Up ECAC Championships with Sixth-Place Overall Finish

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – The Stony Brook University swimming and diving team wrapped up the final day of the ECAC Championships on Sunday, December 3 at Nassau County Aquatic Center. The Seawolves tallied 830 points over the weekend, securing a sixth-place overall finish in the event.
 
Senior Maddy Enda and the 400 yard freestyle relay team composed of juniors Mary Kate Conway and Lara Youssef, and freshmen Alanna DePinto and Michelle Vu highlighted the final day for Stony Brook with fifth-place finishes. Enda touched the wall in 2:04.70 in the 200 butterfly and the relay squad finished with a combined time of 3:30.90.
 
Senior Reagan MacDonald, sophomore Brenna McLaughlin and Conway added four more top 10 finishes throughout the day for the Seawolves. MacDonald and McLaughlin earned an eighth place and ninth-place overall finish in the 200 backstroke, respectively. Conway secured an eighth-place overall finish in the 200 butterfly and tied for 10th place with Columbia’s Ana Eyre in the 100 freestyle with a final time of 2:06.00 and 52.74, respectively.
 
Senior Bridget Montgomery rounded out the top 10 finishes for Stony Brook with a 10th place finish in the first event of the day, the 1650 freestyle. Montgomery clocked in at 17:55.94.
 
The Seawolves also earned a sixth-place finish last season at the 2021 ECAC Championships when they totaled 243 points.
 
DAY ONE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The finish for Conway’s preliminary 500 yard freestyle was 5:05.88, with Montgomery coming in right after at 5:08.70 and Hawkins rounding out the top 15 at 5:10.93.
  • The 200 freestyle relay team composed of Conway, Enda, Youseff, and DePinto secured an 11th place finish in the 200 yard freestyle at 1:37.47.
  • Conway had a team-best finish in the 500 yard freestyle with a final time of 5:02.25 which earned her a ninth-place overall finish.
  • Vu finished the 200 IM in a 2:08.32 and the 50 yard freestyle in 24.10, respectively, during the finals. Vu secured new personal bests in both events.
  • Lavery was the leader on the diving board today with 214.95 points, and DiStefano finished shortly behind with 202.10 points.
  • The 400 yard medley relay squad comprised of MacDonald, Salmon, Enda and DePinto had a final time of 3:53.82 to end the night.

DAY TWO HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 800 freestyle relay squad comprised of DePinto, Enda, Montgomery and Conway highlighted the day for the Seawolves with a second-place overall finish with a combined final time of 7:41.75.
  • Lindeman, Salmon, Vu and Conway combined to finish in eighth place in the 200 medley relay finals with a final time of 1:46.83.
  • Vu finished in third place overall in the 100 butterfly finals with a time of 55.43. Enda and junior Lara Youssef earned a ninth-place and 17th-place finish, respectively.
  • MacDonald touched the wall in a personal best 4:33.72 to earn a fourth-place overall finish in the 400 IM. Sophomore Brenna McLaughlin followed behind also securing a new personal best and a 12th place overall finish with a final time of 4:34.77.
  • Sophomore Emma Hawkins and Freshman Aili Talcott rounded out the top 16 in the 400 IM earning 15th and 16th place finishes, respectively. Talcott also secured a new personal best with a final time of 4:41.64.
  • Conway kept the momentum rolling for Stony Brook with a fourth-place overall finish in the 200 freestyle with a final time of 1:51.86. Senior Bridget Montgomery completed the top 15 with a 14th place finish and a final time of 1:56.15.
  • In the 100 yard breaststroke finals, Salmon and Talcott both placed in the top 12. Salmon placed in seventh and Talcott in 12th.
  • DiStefano finished in fourth in the 3-meter diving finals. She had a final score of 220.65 and earned 26 points.­­
  • Five student-athletes finished in the top half of the 100 yard butterfly in the preliminaries. Vu continued to make an impact in her first ECAC, as she finished in 10th place. Enda was directly behind her in 11th and Youssef, freshman Hazel Alejos and Hawkins finished in 20th, 26th and 36th, respectively.
  • Salmon led the Seawolves in the 100 yard breaststroke in the preliminaries, finishing in sixth place with a time of 1:06.24. Talcott, DePinto  and graduate Yurika Tomita followed in 13th, 22nd and 25th, respectively.

DAY THREE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enda touched the wall in 2:04.70 to secure a fifth-place finish in the 200 butterfly. Conway and sophomore Emma Hawkins followed behind earning eighth and 12th place finishes, respectively.
  • The 400 yard freestyle relay team composed of Conway, Youssef, DePinto and Vu finished with a combined time of 3:30.90 to secure a fifth-place finish.
  • MacDonald earned an eighth-place overall finish in the 200 backstroke with a final time of 2:04.69. McLaughlin finished directly behind in ninth with a final time of 2:04.17.
  • Freshman Sara Baxter earned a new personal best in the 200 backstroke with a final time of 2:07.66 which was good for a 16th place finish.
  • Conway tied for 10th place with Columbia’s Ana Eyre in the 100 freestyle with a final time of 52.74.
  • Montgomery clocked in at 17:55.94 in the 1650 freestyle which was good for a 10th place finish.
  • Vu touched the wall in 53.01 to secure a 13th place finish in the 100 freestyle.
  • Graduate Jess Salmon earned a 12th place finish in the 200 breaststroke with a final time of 2:25.53. Freshman Aili Talcott followed behind with a 16th place finish and a final time of 2:27.49.

QUOTES FROM THE SEAWOLVES
“This weekend we got to see our first half work pay off. The team was energized and displayed qualities of a team that is hungry for more. We are ready for a strong second half to our season as we look to make a strong showing at the CAA’s in February!” – Head coach Mark Anderson
NEXT UP
The Seawolves are back in the pool after the new year when they host Monmouth and NJIT on Saturday, January 14 at University Pool.
 

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