More Records Fall, NCAA Cuts Made at ECAC Championships for Women's Swimming & Diving
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) tallied a pair of ECAC records and NCAA-B cuts while Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) earned an NCAA-B cut in day two of the ECAC Championships at Harvard University.
Mann carried her record-setting momentum from Friday's events with her into Saturday in the 400 IM. In the event, she shattered yet another ECAC record in the event, clocking in at 4:13.68, earning an NCAA-B cut in the process. She topped the previous record of 4:17.40, set back in 2009.
Roberts and Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) finished the 100 fly preliminary in one-two fashion. Roberts finished the heat with a time of 55.13 while McCandless clocked in at 55.87.
Twins Adria Morales (Santa Clarita, Calif.) and Allison Morales (Santa Clarita, Calif.) took the fourth and seventh spots in the 200 free, earning the same seeds for the nighttime finals. Adria 1:52.05 as Allison touched in at 1:52.53.
Sophomore Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa) blazed through the water in the 100 back, touching the wall in third place (56.92). Nicole Anderson (Dover, N.H.) finished the event in fifth place with a time of 57.50 while Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) finished in sixth place (57.56).
In the finals segment of the day, Mann remained on fire, breaking her own ECAC record in the 400 IM after touching the wall at 4:11.18, improving her NCAA-B cut time.
In the next event, the 100 fly, Roberts earned an NCAA-B cut with 53.41. She also broke the ECAC record of 53.94, set in 2012. McCandless swam to a third-place finish in the same event, clocking in at 55.74.
The Morales sisters placed fourth and sixth in the 200 free, with Allison finishing fourth. She swam to a time of 1:51.46 as Adria finished at 1:51.90.
The Wildcats tallied three top-six finishes in the 100 backstroke as Bull finished third, Cooper fourth and Anderson sixth. Bull touched the wall to a time of 56.81 while Cooper was hot on her tail, finishing with a time of 56.86. Anderson clocked in at 57.28 in the event.
The Wildcats will wrap up their time at the ECAC Championships on Sunday, March 3. The morning will consist of the 200 back, the 100 free, the 200 breast and the 200 fly. The only addition to the finals portion will be the 1650 free finals.
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