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Women's Swimming On Pace For Best Ever NEISDA Championship Finish

Women's Swimming On Pace For Best Ever NEISDA Championship Finish

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women's swimming and diving team broke another school record on Saturday, and are on pace to have their highest ever finish after day three of the 2019 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships, held inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool, on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The Blue Jays currently sit in 12th place with 242 points overall, and have a shot at the top-10. USJ Women's Swimming and Diving have qualified for the New England Championships 15 of the last 17 seasons, finishing a program-best 13th in 2018:

 

2018- 13th of 20

2017- 16th of 20

2016- 17th of 21

2015- 19th of 20

2014- 17th of 20

2013- 18th of 21

2012- 19th of 22

2011- DNQ

2010- 15th of 22

2009- 15th of 22

2008- 16th of 21

2007- 20th of 22

2006- DNQ

2005- 15th of 22

2004- 15th of 20

2003- 14th of 19

So far so good for USJ, as Freshman Mackenzie Stotler (New Hartford, Conn.), senior Annmarie Masayda (Watertown, Conn.), senior Gabriella Alberino (East Haven, Conn.) and sophomore Alise Martel (Harwinton, Conn.) teamed up to chop the 200 Medley Relay school record down by more than a second and a half, with a final time of 1:56.30, good for 10th place out of 16 swimmers, and a total of 34 points. The previous school record was done at the 2017 NEISDA Championships.

The Blue Jays also went to work in singles competition. Stotler finished 15th in the 100 Backstroke with a 1:06.46, good for 12 points. Martel finished 14th in the 100 Breaststroke with a 1:11.79, and 13 more points. Masayda followed right behind her teammate in 15th place with a 1:12.15, just over a third of a second behind. She earned 12 points.

Freshman diver Brielle Bergeron (Easthampton, Mass.) scored key points in the 1-Meter Dive, finishing eighth in the A Final with a 239.25, scoring 22 points, the highest individual point total of day three for USJ.

Up Next
The USJ women's swimming and diving team will cap off an impressive weekend on the fourth and final day of the 2019 NEISDA Championships on Sunday. Prelims begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by Diving at 2:30 p.m, and the finals at 5:30 p.m. at the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool.

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