February 26, 2013

Mount St. Mary's Headed to 2013 Northeast Conference Swimming and Diving Championships

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The Mount St. Mary's women's swimming team heads to the Northeast Conference Swimming & Diving Championships on Wednesday at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Cambridge section of Boston, Mass.

The Mountaineers are looking to build upon their successes at last year's NEC Championships.  Sophomore Erin Regan, the 2012 NEC Rookie of the Meet, had top eight times in the NEC in five different events this year, including the second-fastest marks in the 100-yard and 200-yard butterfly.

Courtney Griffith, who had a pair of third-place finishes at last year's NEC Championships, has four top eight times this year in the conference, including the third-best mark in the 100-yard butterfly.

Cat Coppler had a strong regular season as well, posting times in five events that are listed in the top eight in the NEC.

The meet begins on Wednesday night with the 200-medley relay and the 800 free relay.  There will be preliminary and final rounds on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

MOUNT TOP EIGHT TIMES IN NEC DURING REGULAR SEASON
Erin Regan (2nd, 100-yard butterfly, 58.19; 8th, 500-yard freestyle, 5:08.42; 6th, 200-yard IM, 2:12.75; 7th, 200-yard freestyle, 1:55.42; 2nd, 200-yard butterfly, 2:06.39)
Courtney Griffith (4th, 50-yard freestyle, 24.51; 3rd, 100-yard butterfly, 58.34; 8th, 100-yard backstroke, 59.57; 6th, 100-yard freestyle, 53.09
Cat Coppler (7th, 50-yard freestyle, 24.61, 8th, 200-yard freestyle, 1:55.48; 5th, 100-yard backstroke, 58.81; 5th, 200-yard backstroke, 2:07.32; 8th, 100-yard freestyle, 53.42

Event Schedule
Preliminary events will begin at 11:00 a.m. each day, with finals starting at 7:00 p.m. Results will be posted as soon as possible following the events.

The Conference championship shall consist of the following events on the following days:

February 27 - Timed Finals, 7pm
200 medley relay (2 heats)
20 minute intermission
800 free relay (2 heats)

February 28 - Trials, 11 am
500 yard freestyle
200 yard individual medley
50 yard freestyle
20 minute intermission
200 yard freestyle relay
One-meter diving trials and finals

February 28 - Finals, 7 pm
500 yard freestyle
200 yard individual medley
50 yard freestyle
20 minute intermission
200 yard freestyle relay


March 1 - Trials, 11 am
400 yard individual medley
100 yard butterfly
200 yard freestyle
100 yard breaststroke
100 yard backstroke

20 minute intermission
400 yard medley relay

March 1
 - Finals, 7 pm
400 yard individual medley
100 yard butterfly
200 yard freestyle
100 yard breaststroke
100 yard backstroke

20 minute intermission
400 yard medley relay

March 2 - Trials, 11 am
200 yard backstroke
100 yard freestyle
200 yard breaststroke
200 yard butterfly

20 minute intermission
400 yard freestyle relay

Three-meter diving trials and finals

March 2 - Finals, 7 pm
1,650 yard freestyle - B/C consolations at 5:20 pm & 5:40 pm
1,650 yard freestyle - Last heat of time finals (7 pm)
200 yard backstroke
100 yard freestyle
200 yard breaststroke
200 yard butterfly

20 minute intermission
400 yard freestyle relay