KEENE, N.H.--During the summer of 2018, the Keene State College Department of Athletics and Recreation will be looking back at some of the memorable and historic moments from the year that was 2017-18.
At No. 5, we recall Kyle Shadeck's record breaking weekend at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving (NEISDA) Championships.
Shadeck had a fine start to the championship, with a second place finish in the 200 IM, recording the third fastest time in school history in 1:53.64 on the second day of the championships. The next day, Shadeck nabbed a win in the 400 IM in 4:00.85, just off the school record of 3:59.16 set by Drew Ledwith in 2012.
But none of that compared the final day, where Shadeck dominated the 200 fly. Shadeck touched the wall in 1:49.18, setting not just a new Keene State record, but a new NEISDA and URI pool record as well.
His time broke the meet record set by Keene State's Drew Ledwith in 2012, as well as the previous school record of 1:51.41 set by Cole Hogg in 2015. Pool records from the University of Rhode Island were not immediately available. The time, which was at the time the 12th best in the country, also represented an NCAA B-Cut for qualification to the NCAA Division III Championships, held from March 21-24 in Indianapolis.
Shadeck did indeed head to the NCAA Championships, taking part in the 200 IM, 400 IM, and 200 fly.