ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Husson University sophomore Lara Sarett became the first Eagle swimmer to compete and qualify for finals in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Swimming and Diving Championships at the United States Naval Academy over the weekend.
ECAC Championships is arguably the most prestigious college swim meet in the northeast boasting tough qualifying standards for NCAA athletes in DI, DII, and DIII. This meet is mostly made up of NCAA DI athletes; Sarett was one of hand full DIII athletes to qualify finals joining athletes from Hunter College, Marymount University, and Simmons College.
The Eagles finished 23rd overall with a three day total of three points while University of Virginia claimed the overall ECAC title with 751.5 team points. U.S. Naval Academy finished as runners-up with 413.5 points, Army West Point was third with 390 points, Marist College (330.5) was fourth, and University of Pennsylvania (309.5) rounded out the top five.
On day one of the Championship Sarett placed 53rd in the 50 free with a time of 25.54 for a new school record. She returned to the pool the very next day and posted a 1:06.73 in the 100 breast to qualify for the evening session, while setting another school record. Sarett would take home a 14th place finish with a time of 1:07.00 to score the very first points for Husson at this meet.
Sarett capped the weekend off with a 20th place finish in the 200 breast (2:31.57) for her third and final school record of the meet.
This will conclude the 2016 campaign for the Husson women's swimming & diving team which saw them win a school record five straight dual meets and set a new single-season record for dual meet wins with six.