AquaHawks Win Four Events On Friday
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
FAIRFAX, Virginia - UNCW again opened the finals session with a sweep of a relay and Stephen Conrad and Valtteri Halonen both won individual events to lead the Seahawks on Friday at the Patriot Invitational at the McKay Natatorium.
The Seahawk women maintained their second-place standing while the men also remained in third. UMBC leads both meets.
UNCW won the 200 Medley Relays to open the night session. The women's relay team of Alden Dyer, Carly Tanner, Anna Munger and Mattie Riley posted a time of 1:43.89. The men's relay of Halonen, Ray McGorry, Conrad and Joe Gallene clocked in with a winning time of 1:31.87.
Conrad completed a stellar day winning the 100 Butterfly with a meet record time of 49.25 seconds. He had set the record earlier in the day during the preliminaries.
Halonen, meanwhile, added a win in the 100 Backstroke, finishing in a time of 50.19 seconds. Halonen holds the Colonial Athletic Association's top times this season in both the 100 and 200 Backstrokes.
Meg Gildea added her second third-place finish of the meet, this coming in the 1-meter board with 217.20 points.
The meet concludes on Saturday with the preliminaries beginning at 10 and the finals session starting at 6 p.m.