Women's Swim & Dive Make Program History with an Eighth Place Finish at 2020 NEISDA Championship Meet

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

KINGSTON, R.I. - The Husson University women's swimming & diving team finished with a program best eighth place finish at the 2020 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championship with a program record 460 points.

Roger Williams University won the 2020 New England title with 1,519 points, while Simmons University (1,426), Keene State College (1,094), Bridgewater State University (743.5), and Regis College (675.5) rounded out the top five.

THE RUNDOWN

  • Erin Aucoin earned a 12th place finish in the 100 Free (56.58), an effort worth 15 points.
  • Morgan Veilleux placed 18th in the 100 Free (59.64), contributing seven points to Husson's overall point total.
  • Kayla Redman was 22nd in the 100 Free (1:00.68), adding three points to the Eagles' overall points.
  • Jillian Clapp finished 22nd in the 1650 Free (20:34.97) to register three points for the Eagles.
  • Ellie Clarke placed sixth in the 50 Back (28.70) to become the first rookie in program history to earn two All-New England honors in a single NEISDA Championship Meet and just the second student-athlete in HU women's swim & dive history to accomplish this feat. Her performance added 24 points to Husson's overall point total. Clarke also wiped out the program's NEISDA Championship meet record for the most points scored by a first-year student-athlete with 62 points.
  • Abby Ketch was 13th in the 50 Back (30.39) - 14 points.
  • Abbie Howe placed 18th in the 50 Back (31.03). Her performance in the 50 Back added four points to the Eagles' total points.
  • Ava Emery finished 17th in the 200 Breast (2:47.53), an effort worth nine points.
  • Emily Grinnell took home a 22nd place finish in the 200 Breast (2:55.37), adding three points to the Eagles' overall points.
  • Maddie Wing was 12th in the 100 IM (1:07.10) to earn 15 points for the Eagles.
  • The group of Clarke, Veilleux, Ketch and Wing swam together to finish in eighth place in the 400 Free Relay with a time of 3:52.94, an effort worth 44 points.

UP NEXT

This concludes the 2019-20 season for the Husson University women's swimming & diving team.