College Swimming and Diving
Rider men and women at MAAC Championships
Men 1st of 10; Women 2nd of 10 after Day Two
800 Free Relay Sets MAAC Record
BUFFALO, N.Y.--Both the Rider University men's and women's swimming and diving teams are competing at the 2013 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships in Buffalo, New York, Thursday through Saturday at the Erie Community College Burt Flickinger Athletic Center.
After Friday's competition, the defending MAAC champion Rider men are in first place out of 10 teams and the women are in second place out of 10 teams.
On day two for the Rider men, the 800 free relay of junior Sean Newhouse (Katy, Texas/Morton Ranch), senior Johnny Funk (Las Vegas, Nev./Southeast Career & Tech. Academy), senior Julien Hensen (Delafield, Wis./Kettle Moraine) and senior Brian Molloy (Toms River/Toms River HS East) won in a MAAC record time of 6:44.73.
Molloy was second in the 200 free (1:39.45), Funk took third in the 100 back (50.77), Hensen was third in the 100 breast (56.43) and Newhouse placed fifth in the 200 free (1:41.85).
For the Rider women, senior Kelly O'Connor (Beverly, Mass./Beverly) won the 400 IM (4:29.91) after winning the 200 IM Thursday evening, sophomore Rachel Brooker (Stevens, Pa./Cocalico) was runner-up in the 100 fly (56.97) and senior Addie Oswald (Henderson, Nev./Green Valley) was second in the 200 free (1:52.76). O'Connor repeated as MAAC champion in the 400 IM, winning as a junior with a time of 4:28.51.
Also for the Rider men, sophomore Shane Tubb (Swedesboro./St. Augustine Prep) was runner-up in the 100 fly (49.83) and 16th in the 100 back (53.52), freshman Adam Phillips (Springville, Pa./Elk Lake) was fifth in the 100 breast (56.62), sophomore Zach DeLillo (Reading, Pa./Wilson) was fifth in the 100 fly (50.20) and sophomore Kevin McManus (Sharon, Mass./Sharon) was 10th in the 200 free (1:42.93).
Freshman Jeffrey Prichard (Yorktown, Va./Tabernacle) was 11th in the 200 free (1:43.85), junior Inaki Campos-Goenaga (Mexico City/Bolles School) was 11th in the 100 back (52.72) senior Matt Mitchell (Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville North) was 12th in the 100 fly (51.80) and senior Kyle Grosman (Green Pond/Morris Knolls) was 14th in the 100 fly (52.01).
Also for the Bronc women, sophomore Carlee Oswald (Henderson, Nev./Green Valley) was third in the 100 back (58.33), junior Melanie Leonhard (Piscataway) was fourth in the 1000 free (10:20.02), freshman Kaitlyn O'Connor (Beverly, Mass./Beverly) was seventh in the 100 fly (58.89) and 10th in the 400 IM (4:39.23), junior Danielle Warwick (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales Academy) was seventh in the 100 back (59.71)and tied for 11th in the 200 free (1:57.20) and freshman diver Emma Billerbeck (Urbandale, Iowa/Urbandale) was seventh on the three-meter board (184.11).
Sophomore Gess Charniga (Kendall Park/South Brunswick) was 10th in the 100 breast (1:07.03), sophomore Heather Good (Hillsborough) was 11th in the 100 breast (1:07.38), senior Carly Misiewicz (Vineland/Sacred Heart) tied for 11th in the 200 free (1:57.20), junior Megan Mullaney (Stony Brook, N.Y./Ward Melville) was 12th in the 400 IM (4:45.18), sophomore Morgan Kandrac (Hamilton/Notre Dame) was 12th in the 100 breast (1:07.75), senior Stephanie Anderer (Nesconset, N.Y./Smithtown HS East) was 13th in the 200 free (1:57.21), freshman Erin Westcott (Unionville, Conn./Farmington) was 16th in the 100 back (1:00.65) and freshman diver Virginia Bresko (Bay Shore, NY/West Islip) was 16th on the three-meter board (153.18).
The women's 200 medley relay of sophomore C. Oswald, Charniga, Ke. O'Connor and senior Katlyn Andrews (Lawrenceville/Notre Dame) placed second with a time of 1:47.45.
The men's 200 medley relay of Funk, Phillips, DeLillo and Prichard was second with a time of 1:31.66.
The women's 800 free relay of Ke. O'Connor, A. Oswald, Misiewicz, and C. Oswald finished fourth with a time of 7:45.79.
The Rider men are the defending MAAC champions and the women placed runner-up to 13-time champ Marist last year. Both the men and women placed runner-up in 2011 and 2010. The last time the Rider women won the MAAC title was in 2009.
The final day of competition will begin Saturday at 10:00 A.M.