Feb 18, 2017
KINGSTON, R.I.--The Keene State College swimming and diving teams opened competition at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association Championships at the Tootell Aquatic Center at the University of Rhode Island.
- The meet opened with the 800 free relay, where the Owl women's foursome of Katie Brandeberry, Paige Westley, Rachel MacKinnon, and Hope Walsh placed fourth in 7:58.85.
- Brandeberry, Walsh, MacKinnon, and Margaret Dean teamed up for a third place finish in the 200 free relay in 1:41.16, while Eric King, Kyle Shadeck, Graham Lott, and Ryan Boraski placed second in the same event, in 1:26.80.
- Walsh picked up a win in the 500 free relay, clocking in at 5:03.06, breaking a seven year old school record held by Jackie Foster. Hayes was second in the 100 fly, in 59.10, and Sydney McGough won the B final of the 200 backstroke in 2:14.51.
- Dean won the B final of the 50 free in 25.01, and Brandeberry did the same in the B final of the 200 IM, in 2:17.39.
- Jake Driscoll won the 1-meter dive, scoring 368.35 to win by nearly 25 points. Quinn Severs placed third in the 50 yard breaststroke, with a time of 27.56 that ranks as the sixth fastest time in the event in school history.
- Kyle Shadeck also had the sixth fastest time in KSC history in the 200 IM in 1:55.87, and Boraski set a new pool record by winning the 50 free in 20.66.
- After the first two days of competition, the KSC men are in fifth place with 204 points, while the women sit in third with 488 points.