Cambridge, MA – The Sacred Heart swimming team have already broken three school records, just half-way through the 2013 Northeast Conference Championships in Cambridge, MA on the campus of M.I.T.
On day one, Sacred Heart's team of Meagan Bellamy (Barrington, RI), Malvina Reinhold(Gothenburg, Sweden), Lizzy Bennett (Fairbanks, AK), and Alyssa Farnsworth(Leominster, MA) broke the school record for the 200 Medley Relay by an impressive 1.5 seconds, finishing with a time of 1:49.51.
"I was very happy with the way things got started, and it is great to have gotten the ball rolling as we gear up for greater racing," First year Head Coach Brent Noble said.
On Thursday, the second day of competition, Bellamy went on to break the school record in the 50 freestyle, and also the team of Farnsworth, Bellamy, Stephanie Walters (Wanaque, NJ), and Rachel McGrath (Dorchester, MA) broke the Sacred Heart school record in the 200 Free Relay by a full two seconds, finishing with a time of 1:39.89.
Several Pioneers improved greatly on times they posted during the regular season. Junior Lizzy Bennett shaved five seconds off her seed time in the 200 yard individual medley. She improved her time to 2:14.31.
The 500 yard freestyle also saw great improvement for the Pioneers, with all three Sacred Heart swimmers able to significantly improve their seed times. Malvina Reinhold cut off over seven seconds on her seed time, swimming a time of 5:18.75. Amy Nunes (Seekonk, MA) shaved off over four seconds off her seed time, swimming a much improved 5:38.31. Freshman Siobhan Goodman (Ridgewood, NJ) also improved upon her seed time in her first ever NEC Championship, swimming a 5:24.64 compared to a 5:36.59.
We will continue with updates from Friday's action and more on sacredheartpioneers.com.
The 2013 Northeast Conference Championships wrap up Saturday night.