Men's squad improves to third place overall
KINGS POINT, N.Y. - The Catholic University men's and women's swim teams both improved their position in the standings on the second day of the Landmark Conference meet. The women moved into third place after a strong performance with 254 points while the men went to third with 205 points for the competition.
Lisa Brooks (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) gave CUA its first female Landmark Conference champion with a win in the 100 breast. Brooks took the top spot in a time of 1:07.94. The Cardinal women also earned some big point totals from their relays. The 200 medley relay made up of Katelyn Kenny (Estell Manor, N.J./Holy Spirit), Lauren Wood (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East), Samantha McClellan (Union Town, Ohio/St. Thomas) and Brooks was second with a 1:54.90. The 800 free relay also took the second position in a time of 8:26.41. Helene Nicoletti (Haddonfield, N.J./Haddonfield), Solongo Erdenekhuyag (Rockville, Md./Rockville), Mary Connelly (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) and Krystal Dole (Corbin, Ky./Model) all took home second team honors.
On the men's side, the Cards had three swimmers in the top making them second team All-Landmark Conference. Brian Jones (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) added to his first team all-conference honor from Friday with a second in the 200 free swimming a 1:47.54. Sean Murphy (North Attleboro, Mass./Bishop Feehan) was also in the second position in the 100 fly with a 54.86 and Brian Shelton (Annadale, N.J./North Hunterdon) rounded out the all-conference team in the 100 breast notching a 1:02.53.
Both Cardinal squads will have their work cut out for them on the final day of competition as the winning squads looked to be pulling away from the pack. Scranton was winning the women's competition as of Saturday with 406.50 points and USMMA controlled the men's side with 474 points overall.