Lynchburg, Va. (February 22, 2019) – Junior Will Twizell raced to a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke and set a new Mount St. Mary's program record in the event to highlight day three of the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Championships on Friday night. The Mountaineers remain in seventh place in the team standings with one day of competition left.
Twizell clocked in at 55.23 in the 100 breast to eclipse the previous Mount St. Mary's record of 55.57 which he set himself last year. The finish was Twizell's second in the top-six at this year's championships, as he placed sixth in the 200 IM last night.
The Mountaineers also set a new program record in the 400 medley relay as the team of Ryan Griffiths, Twizell, Ryan Carroll and Peter Jones combined for a time of 3:26.00 to take sixth place in the event and break the previous Mount record of 3:26.77 set at last year's CSCAA National Invite.
The Mount also had solid performances in the 100 back and 100 fly, seeing two swimmers advance to the finals heats in both events. In the 100 back, Griffiths led the way with a 12th-place finish in 52.21, while Jonathan Mata finished just behind him in 13th with a time of 52.34. In the 100 fly, Carroll touched the wall in 50.96 to place 15th, and Thomas de Xavier finished 16th in 51.43.
In the 400 IM, Ethan Pham registered the Mount's top finish, placing 16th with a time of 4:26.27.
Prior to the night's finals heats, the Mount's relay squad of Mata, Cudahy, Griffiths and Peter Jones set a new program record in the 200 free relay during time trials and made the National Invitational Championship cut in the process.
Incarnate Word remains atop the team standings with 709.5 points heading into the final day of competition, while Florida Atlantic (532.5 pts) and Old Dominion (477) sit in second and third, respectively. Gardner-Webb (452.5), NJIT (265), Howard (191.5) and Mount St. Mary's (187) round out the standings.
The final day of the CCSA Championships will begin Saturday (Feb. 23) with preliminary heats at 10 a.m., followed by finals at 6 p.m. Click here to watch the action live. Click here to follow live results.