BANGOR, Maine - Heading into a huge weekend of swim & dive competition, the Husson Eagles' men's team was predicted to finish third at the 2020 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship. Following several outstanding performances in the pool, the Eagles earned their best program finish with 192 points for second place.
On just day one of three days of competition, the Husson men broke a school record in every event they competed in. The 200 Free Relay team of Steven Johnston, Joe Vail, Dan Egan, Tom Cote combined to finish second with a new school record time of 1:31.00 and the same quartet followed up with another record-breaking time of 1:44.79 in the 200 Medley Relay to set the tone on day one. Adam Colter also set a new high in the 1650 Free with a time of 20:55.18.
The second day of competition saw Steven Johnston hit a new time in the 50 Back 25.46 for first place while also winning the 100 Free (47.79) to earn his fourth and fifth All-GNAC honors of his career, which marks the most by a single swimmer in HU program history. Vail was the second Eagle of the day to grab All-GNAC Honors followed by Spencer Bernat finished second in the 1-meter diving (6-dive program) for All-GNAC recognition.
In the final day of the GNAC Championship, Vail and Johnston both hit three All-GNAC honors over the course of the weekend to help the Eagles hold onto their runner-up finish.