ODU Men Swimming in Seventh/Women in Eighth

February 22, 2003
By ODU Athletics

Feb. 22, 2003

The Old Dominion swimming and diving teams have completed the second full day of competition at the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championships with the men's team in seventh place and the Lady Monarchs in eighth.

The Monarchs have tallied 151 points while the women have 161. Four CAA records were established during Friday's events, with the host Patriots claiming two of those new standards.

In the women's 200-yard medley relay, the Mason team of Emily Welty, Christy Anderson, Lauren Stinnett and Sam Ladaveze won with a record time of 1:45.58, while Patriot diver Mary Campioli won the women's 1-meter event with a record score of 275.30. Welty also won the women's 100-yard backstroke in 57.68.

Additional conference records were established by Towson's Aaron Krause, who claimed an NCAA Standard B time and won the men's 200-yard freestyle in 1:37.77, and James Madison's men's 200-yard medley relay squad of Jeff Hicks, Aaron Nester, Mike Nicholas and John McLaren, who finished in 1:30.99. McLaren also won the men's 100-yard butterfly in 49.40, while Krause also claimed the 100-yard backstroke in 48.47, another NCAA Standard B time.

Additional individual women's conference championship titles were awarded to Delaware's Sarah Peffer (400-yard IM, 4:26.78), Towson's Jen Irby (100-yard butterfly, 55.99), UNC Wilmington's Julie Busfield (200-yard freestyle, 1:51.93) and William & Mary's Ruth Anne Miller (100-yard breaststroke, 1:03.71, an NCAA Standard B time).

For the men, individual conference crowns went to George Mason's Tim Norton (400-yard IM, 3:56.91) and Cameron Charlton (100-yard breaststroke, 56.21).

In the 800-yard freestyle relay, the Mason women's team of Stefani Lubore, Brittany East, Stinnett and Anderson won in 7:38.77, while the James Madison men's grouping of Geoff Meyer, Mark DePew, Adam Zurowski and Hicks finished in first at 6:44.80.

Women's team standings after the third day of the championships are: George Mason 487, UNC Wilmington 395, William & Mary 311, Delaware 305.50, James Madison 280.50, Davidson 264, Towson 238, Old Dominion 161 and Drexel 124.

Men's team standings after day three are: UNC Wilmington 443, James Madison 423, George Mason 378, Drexel 263, Towson 261, William & Mary 246, Old Dominion 151, Davidson 137 and Delaware 85.

The CAA Swimming & Diving Championships concludes Saturday, with trials starting at 10 a.m. The men's and women's 1,650-yard finals begin at 3 p.m., with all remaining finals start at 6 p.m.

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