Pioneers Take Home Sixth Place in NEC Swimming Championship
Fairfield, Conn.—On the final day of the Northeast Conference Swimming Championship, the Pioneers nabbed three top-ten finishes in the finals. The Sacred Heart women's swimming team finished sixth overall in the four-day meet.
All three seniors made earned their way into the finals in their respective events. Co-Captain Meghan Bailey (Walpole, Mass.) worked her way into the 200 yard Butterfly final by notching an eighth place finish in the preliminaries clocking in at 2:07.82. She moved up a place later that day in the finals finishing in 2:10.64 for the seventh place finish. Allison Thurston (Berlin, Conn.) finished fourteenth in the same event completing the final heat in 2:15.97. She swam the preliminary in 2:17.91.
Stephanie Walters (Wanaque, N.J.) and Laurie Casado (Queens, N.Y.) made it to the finals in the 200 yard Breaststroke. Walters finished tied for ninth place, swimming it in 2:27.96, two second better than her preliminary heat. Casado took sixteenth place, clocking in at 2:32.46.
Bailey, Walters, Haley McGill (Old Lyme, Conn.) and Rachel McGrath (Dorchester, Mass.) teamed up in the 400 yard relay final heat. Clocking in at 4:06.72, they picked up a sixth place finish.