Stephenson Shines, UNCW Men Extend Lead
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
FAIRFAX, Virginia - Freshman Hannah Stephenson won the 100 Backstroke and also swam the leadoff leg of the UNCW women's winning 200 Medley Relay to pace the Seahawk women who enter Saturday, final day of the Colonial Athletic Association championships, in third place.
The Seahawk men turned a 20-point lead after day one into a 48-point advantage over host George Mason.
James Madison leads the women's meet by 142 points over defending champion Towson.
Stephenson gave UNCW an immediate lift as the Seahawks opened the finals session of Friday winning the 200 Medley Relay. She would later swim a time of 55.46 seconds to win the 100 Backstroke.
Junior Carly Tanner added All-CAA honors to her credit with a second-place finish in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:01.05.
UNCW finished off a sweep of the 200 Medley Relay after the men fashioned a meet-record time of 1:28.77. Conrad swam the third leg of the CAA championship relay.
Adding second-place finishes and also earning All-CAA honors were Gabe Thran (200 Free) and CJ Fiala (100 Breast). Thran set a school record in the event with a time of 1:37.98.
The meet concludes on Saturday with the preliminaries at 9 a.m. and the finals at 5 p.m.
Women - Team Scores Place School Points =================================================================== 1 JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY JMU 572 2 TOWSON UNIVERSITY SWIMMING TOWS 430 3 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA W UNCW 338 4 WILLIAM AND MARY W&M 325 5 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY ODU 225 6 NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY NU 203 7 GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY GMU 190 8 DELAWARE DEL 174 9 DREXEL UNIVERSITY DREX 109 Men - Team Scores Place School Points =================================================================== 1 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA W UNCW 456 2 GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY GMU 408 3 WILLIAM AND MARY W&M 382 4 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY ODU 364 5 DELAWARE DEL 247 6 DREXEL UNIVERSITY DREX 200 7 TOWSON UNIVERSITY SWIMMING TOWS 160