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Somers and Tingley Set New University Records Day Two of the NEC Championship meet

wo school records were broken during Thursday's finals session of the 2019 Northeast Conference Championship, at the Nassau County Aquatic Center. The Pioneers are in sixth place with 124 points.

Nicole Tingley set a school-record in the 200-individual medley with a time of 2:07.78. In the next event, Lauren Somers broke her own record from the swim she had this morning, lowering the mark to 23.51.

500 Freestyle

  • Margaret Flaherty opened finals winning the B final of the 500-freestyle. She took off 4 seconds from her morning swim earning a new season best, 5:01.20.

200 IM

  • Renee Russo lowered her qualifying time with a new season best 2:19.77

  • Nicole Tingley snatched a new university record with a time of 2:07.78, good for ninth place overall.

50 Freestyle

  • Lauren Somers earned fourth-place points in the event, swimming a lifetime best time of 23.51, setting the new SHU record.

  • Emily Peter lowered her qualifying time and touched at 24.66, making it a season -best performance.

200 Freestyle Relay

  • The Pioneers concluded the evening session with a sixth place showing. The women finished with a time of 1:36.51, just one second shy of the school record. Nicole Tingley lead the Pioneers off, Grace Bergstrom dove in second, Emily Peter third, with Lauren Somers on the anchor.

Bryant leads the team competition with 328 points. Central Connecticut sits in second with 207 points. Wagner trails behind CCSU by 20 points followed by LIU Brooklyn with 150 points overall. Saint Francis University is in fifth place with 143 points. The Pioneers follow the Red Flash by just 19 points. St. Francis College has 114 points followed by Mount St. Mary's in eighth with 75 points.

The championship resumes Friday morning with prelim heats at 10 am and 3-meter diving at 12:30 pm.

NEC Front Row is streaming live form the championships and live results are available here. For complete information, visit NEC Championship Central.

MORNING SESSION (Prelim Results)

The Sacred Heart University swimming and diving team has three individual qualifiers coming back for evening swims on day two of the 2019 Northeast Conference Championship, at Nassau County Aquatic Center.

The Pioneers had seven lifetime best times on Thursday morning. Sacred Heart also posted ten season-best times during the preliminary events.

500 Freestyle

  • Margaret Flaherty qualified 10th with a swim of 5:05.93. Her swim earned her a season best time.

  • Nicole Sauve swam a season best with a time of 5:18.47, just 1 second off her lifetime best time.

  • Shanna Haddow swam a season-best time of 5:19.90, touching for 28th place

  • Kaylyn Cuozzo recorded a career-best time of 5:28.71 in her swim shaving off nearly 1 second from her lifetime best.

200 IM

  • Nicole Tingley will swim in the B final this evening, tabbing 11thplace this morning (2:09.19), just two seconds off of her lifetime best

  • Jessica Poole paced for the Pioneers in the IM, qualifying 24nd with a season-best swim of 2:13.75

  • Renee Russo(2:20.49) and Dee Henry (2:27.84) both touched with a season bests

50 Freestyle

  • Lauren Somers placed 5th good for the A final. She touched at 23.70 breaking her own school record that previously stood at 23.73

  • Emily Peter swam a collegiate-best time of 24.66 and is 23rdfor tonight

  • Natasha Davila(28.21) and Julia Pusateri (25.22) put up career-best times

  • Jaclyn Pianese(28.42) and Victoria Catizone (26.34) notched season best swims

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