Men's Swimming & Diving Makes Program History with a Eighth Place Finish at the 2019 NEISDA Championship

Men's Swimming & Diving Makes Program History with a Eighth Place Finish at the 2019 NEISDA Championship

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Husson University men's swimming & diving team finished with a program best eighth place finish at the 2019 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championship 149 points.

Roger Williams University won the 2019 New England title with 932 points, while Brandeis University (578), Bridgewater State University (535), Norwich University (502), and UMass Dartmouth (496) rounded out the top five.

THE RUNDOWN:

  • Steven Johnston took home third place in the 100 Free (47.85) to become the first swimmer in program history to earn two All-New England honors in a single NESIDA Championship meet. His third place effort was worth 16 points. Johnston also wiped out the program's NEISDA Championship record for the most points scored by an individual performer and by a freshman with 62.
  • Dan Egan finished 22nd in the 100 Free (53.11). Egan scored the third most points in program history by a freshman at this meet with 25.
  • Jordan McCoy was 26th in the 50 Back (30.95).
  • In Sunday morning's preliminaries, Joe Vail qualified in tenth place for the evening finals in the 200 Breast. He then posted a finals time of 2:28.59 in the 200 Breast as he eclipsed his previous HU mark of 2:30.10 set his preliminary swim to tie for ninth place with Brandeis' Jonathan Ayash, an effort worth eight points. Vail finished the meet with 39 points, the second most points scored by a freshman at this meet.
  • Tom Cote placed 17th in the 200 Fly (2:21.28). Cote scored 23 points for the Eagles, the fourth most scored in the meet by a Eagle.
  • Alex Miles took a 19th place finish in the 200 Fly, his final intercollegiate individual race of his career, with a time of 2:26.59. Miles will finish his career with the third most points scored in program history with 240.75, while earning ten first place finishes, 11 second place finishes and 18 third places.
  • HU's 400 Free Relay squad featuring Egan, Vail, Cote and Johnston set the program record with a time of 3:29.52, destorying the 1974 mark of 3:38.66 held Mark Patry, Steve Ruel, Mike Czesnowski and Eric Durban in their morning swim. Then they re-broke the record with a time of 3:27.88 in the finals, which was good enough for an eighth place finish, an effort worth 22 points.

UP NEXT:

This concludes the 2018-19 Husson Men's Swimming & Diving season.