Men’s and Women’s Swimming Wrap up MAAC Championships

Men’s and Women’s Swimming Wrap up MAAC Championships

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Wednesday, February 14 – Saturday, February 17
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BUFFALO, NY – The Saint Peter's men's and women's swim teams wrapped up the 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Swimming & Diving Championships in Buffalo, NY at the Burt Flickenger Center at Erie Community College. The men's swim team finished the championships in sixth place, posting a final score of 270, while the women's team concluded the championships in 10th place with 74 points.


The men's swim team closed out the final night of competition with two medalists, in graduate Igal Oren and junior Arthur Bertrand. Oren earned his second medal of the tournament in the men's 100 free, finishing the final with a 45.62. Oren's 100 free prelim time of 45.43, which put him into the finals, set a new school record, topping the previous record of 45.52 which was set by Mikas Zuravliovas in 2008. Bertrand finished the men's 200 backstroke in the time of 1:51.28, placing him seventh in the event.


The men's team also earned points from freshman Andrew Galarza, who completed the 1650 free in 16:17.19, giving him a ninth-place finish in the event. Senior Thomas Calloni finished in 11th place in the 100 free with a B Final time of 46.61. Freshman Oleksiy Polishchuk claimed the top time in the B Final of the 200 breaststroke, completing the event in 2:03.69. In the final event of the meet, the men's 400 free relay team of Calloni, Galarza, junior Daniel Betts, and Oren, just missed the podium, finishing in fourth place while setting a school record with a finishing swim time of 3:04.51. The record setting time, knocked off the old Saint Peter's record of 3:04.56 which was set in 2010 by the quartet of Ackalitis, Lebedevs, Bilonic, Ozturk.


On the women's side, the team wrapped up the championships with 14 points in the 400 free relay. The foursome of Lindsey Hanger, Karen Castaneda, Rachel Valentine, and Ericka Leynes finished the event in 3:54.00 to conclude the weekend.


Day 4 final results here.


Men's Scores


Women's Scores


1. Rider


1. Fairfield


2. Marist


2. Marist


3. Bryant


3. Iona


4. Canisius


4. Canisius


5. Iona


5. Rider


6. Saint Peter's


6. Niagara


7. Monmouth


7. Siena


8. Fairfield


8. Monmouth


9. Niagara


9. Manhattan


10. Manhattan


10. Saint Peter's



About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference:

With 11 institutions strongly bound by the sound principles of quality and integrity in academics and excellence in athletics, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) is in its 37th year of competition during the 2017-18 academic year. Current Conference members include: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter's University, and Siena College.