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Swimming Opens Strong at CAC Championships

Friday, February 17, 2012
St. Mary’s City, Md. – Marymount University’s swimming teams put together strong performances to open the Capital Athletic Conference Championships on Friday. The Saints women’s squad sits in third place with 131 points while the men are fifth with 68 points.

Reigning CAC Swimmer of the Year Anna Macedonia made no doubt about her presence at the meet, breaking the CAC Championship record and an MU program mark with a time of 23.80 in the 50 freestyle. Her time was also an NCAA ‘B’ provisional qualifying time.

Macedonia opened the finals portion of the day victorious as well, teaming with Katie Moran, Meghan Morch and Casey Thomas to win the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:39.23. Moran also helped the Saints dominance in the freestyle events, placing second in the 50 free at 24.78.

Other women’s A-group finalist finishes included Katie Scott placing sixth in the 500 freestyle and Kim Rizzo finished eighth in the 200 IM.

On the men’s side, the Saints placed fifth in both relay events while Rett Neiman and Tom Baroz finished 12th and 14th, respectively, in the 500 freestyle. Greg Shumaker was 14th in the 200 IM with Joseph Gardner placing 16th.

Marymount returns to action on Saturday in the second day of action at the CAC Championships. Saturday’s session features the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 200 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay.