Men's Swimming & Diving Earns Runner-Up Finish at 2020 GNAC Championship

Photo by Simon French
Photo by Simon French

WELLESLEY, Mass. - The 2020 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Swimming & Diving Championship concluded on Sunday evening and the Husson University men's swimming & diving team finished with program best finish of second overall with 192 points.

Norwich wins for the third consecutive year since the league's inaugural championship meet in the 2017-18 campaign. Prior to that, the Cadets had won six GNAC Invitationals before the conference gained the minimum number of members to sponsor a league championship on the men's side. Norwich tallied 466 points to finish ahead of Husson (192), which edged out Regis (179) for the runner-up spot. Saint Joseph (Conn.) placed fourth with 166 points in just its second season sponsoring men's athletics, while Elms tallied 133 points to finish fifth. Saint Joseph's (Maine) scored 91 points and Colby-Sawyer posted a total of 39 points.

The men also obliterated the program's GNAC Championship points' record, which previously stood at 119 points (2019).


  • Tom Cote finished sixth in the 200 Fly (2:20.93) and eigth in the 50 Fly (27.04), an effort worth eight points.
  • Andrew Cote placed ninth in the 200 Fly (2:28.15) and seventh ine the 200 Breast (2:59.70), an effort worth two points.
  • Joe Vail took third place in the 200 Breast (2:30.31) and second in the 50 Breast (30.07) to earn him his fourth and fifth All-GNAC honor of his career, an effort worth 17 points.
  • Steven Johnston won the 50 Free (21.86) to earn his third All-GNAC honor of the meet and his sixth of his career, an effort worth 11 points.
  • Dan Egan finished fifth in the 50 Free (23.77) and fourth in the 50 Breast (32.12), an effort worth 13 points.
  • Jordan McCoy was 11th in the 50 Fly (28.32).
  • Adam Colter was 14th in the 50 Fly (29.89).
  • Johnston, Egan, Vail and T. Cote swam together to finish third in the 400 Free Relay with a new school record time of 3:24.73, an effort worth 16 points.


The Eagles return to the pool in two weeks at the 2020 New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association Championship Meet, which is being held at the Tootell Auatic Center on the campus of the University of Rhode Island from February 13th - 16th.