Feb 18, 2011
The University of Mary Washington men's and women's swimming teams are both off to dominant starts at the 2011 Capital Athletic Conference Championships, hosted by St. Mary's College.
For the men, who won every final on Friday, winners included senior Stephen Clendenin in the 200 Individual Medley with an NCAA Championship automatic qualifying time and CAC and school record by two seconds at 1:51.81. Other winners included the 200 freestyle relay (Austin Clark, Nick Eckhoff, Brian O'Donnell, Dan McGuire) at 1:24.90, just .01 off the school and conference record; Eckhoff in the 500 freestyle at 4:39.77; Clark in the 50 freestyle at 21.21 in the prelims and 21.37 in the finals; and the 400 medley relay team (Clendenin, Clark, Billy Norfolk, Eckhoff) with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3:26.53.
Winners for the women included the 200 free relay (Sarah Crockett, Megan DeSmit, Jessica Singer, Adriana Lesiuk) at 1:38.17; Crockett in the 500 (an event UMW finished 1-2-3-4-5-8) at 5:05.37, missing an NCAA cut by .01; and the 400 medley relay (Crockett, DeSmit, Cameron Figuers, Lesiuk) at 3:56.93. DeSmit was second in the 200 IM at 2:11.19, and Lesiuk was second in the 50 free at 24.31.
The championships will continue on Saturday.