at MAACs - Day Two
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Release:  02/14/2014

Adam Phillips
Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
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College Swimming and Diving
at MAAC Championships – Day Two
Rider men 1st of 9/Rider women 2nd of 9

BUFFALO, N.Y.–The Rider University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are competing in the 2014 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships Thursday-Saturday at the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center on the campus of Erie Community College in Buffalo, N.Y.

After day two, the Bronc men are in first place with 533 points, over Marist 493 with Canisius sitting in third place with 393 points.

The Rider women are in second place with 385 points, 129 points behind first place Marist. 

For the Rider men on Friday, junior Shane Tubb (Swedesboro/St. Augustine Prep) won the 100 fly (49.51), freshman William Molloy (Toms River/Toms River HS North) won the 200 free (1:38.85) and sophomore Adam Phillips (Springville, Pa./Elk Lake) won the 100 breast (56.39) and senior Trevor Hiller (Galloway Twp./Absegami) was second on the three-meter board (291.40).

For the Rider women, junior Carlee Oswald (Henderson, Nev./Green Valley) was second in the 200 free (1:52.39), sophomore Taylor Shelley (Wilmington, Del./Padua Academy) was second in the 400 IM (4:33.61) and senior Melanie Leonhard (Piscataway) was third in the 1000 free (10:24.65).

Also for the Rider men, freshman Daniel Andronov (Princeton) was third in the 100 breast (57.30), freshman Matthan-Matthew Martir (Severn, Md./Old Mill) was third in the 100 fly (50.41), freshman Sam Cramer (Escondido, Calif./San Pasqual) was third in the 1000 free (9:22.90), senior Sean Newhouse (Katy, Texas/Morton Ranch) was fourth in the 200 free (1:41.11), sophomore diver Wayco Bailey (Casper, Wyo./Natrona County HS) was sixth on the three-meter board (273.20), freshman Ian Flynn (Dresher, Pa./Upper Dublin) was sixth in the 100 fly (50.73), freshman Michael Regan (Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound) was sixth in the 200 free (1:42.93), sophomore Jeffrey Prichard (Yorktown, Va./Tabb) was seventh in the 100 back (52.03), freshman Zach Mabin (Hamilton/Steinert) was seventh in the 1000 free (9:39.91), junior Kevin McManus (Sharon, Mass./Sharon) was eighth in the 200 free (1:46.48) and 13th in the 1000 free (9:53.58) and freshman Cameron Hoyh (Orinda, Calif./Miramonte) was eighth in the 400 IM (4:16.60).

Also for the Bronc women, junior Heather Good (Hillsborough) was fifth in the 100 breast (1:06.61), sophomore Kaitlyn O'Connor (Beverly, Mass./Beverly was fifth in the 400 IM (4:40.60) and fifth in the 100 fly (58.33), sophomore Erin Westcott (Unionville, Conn./Farmington) was eighth in the 100 back (59.37) and 12th in the 100 fly (59.39) and freshman Jacquelynn Parker (Hillsborough) was eighth in the 200 free (1:57.12).

Other men’s results included freshman Denny Atkinson (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) placing 10th in the 200 free (1:43.81), freshman Jacob DiBella (West Hartford, Conn./William H. Hall) was 11th in the 1000 free (9:49.56) and sophomore Evan Paules (Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus) was 13th in the 400 IM (4:15.54).

Other women’s results included junior Gess Charniga (Kendall Park/South Brunswick) placing 10th in the 100 breast (1:07.78), freshman Courtney Reed (Colorado Springs, Colo./Liberty) was 13th in the 200 free (1:59.08), senior Megan Mullaney (Stony Brook, N.Y./Ward Melville) was 14th in the 400 IM (4:45.20), junior Morgan Kandrac (Hamilton/Notre Dame) was 14th in the 100 breast (1:08.46), sophomore Megan Radolec (Severn, Md./Old Mill) was 15th in the 400 IM (4:50.85) and 16th in the 100 back (1:01.21), freshman Ariana Palmer (Burlington/Burlington Township) was 15th in the 100 fly (1:01.06) and senior Danielle Warwick (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales Academy) was 16th in the 200 free (2:01.30).

The men’s 200 medley relay of Martir, Phillips, Tubb and Flynn won with a time of 1:31.88.

The men’s 800 free relay of Cramer, Newhouse, Regan and Molloy won with a time of 6:46.20.

The Rider men have won the past two MAAC Championships, and the Rider women have finished second the past four seasons to Marist, which has won the past 14-championships.

Rider has won three men’s titles (2004, 2012, 2013) and the Bronc men have placed runner-up 14 times since 1996.  The Bronc women have won three team titles (2001, 2003, 2009) and have placed runner-up 12 times since 1998.

Competition concludes Saturday with prelims at 11:00 am and finals at 5:00 pm.


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