COLLEGE PARK, Maryland School record in the 200 Breaststroke by sophomore Jenson Engen and senior Michael Baric highlighted UNCW’s showing in Saturday’s Colonial Athletic Association preliminaries at the Eppley Recreation Center.

Engen swam an NCAA B cut time of 2:13.95 to break the UNCW standard and advance her to Saturday’s finals. On the men’s side Baric, who won the 100 Backstroke on Saturday, posted a school record time of 2:01.04 to move to the finals session.

Senior Hannah Stephenson, who set a meet record in the 100 Backstroke on Saturday, will swim in the finals after using UNCW’s second fastest time of 1:59.50 to do so.

Eric Conrad, a senior, also moved into UNCW’s top-times list, swimming 1:45.87 to advance and take the second spot on the all-time list. Joining Conrad in the finals will be junior Valtteri Halonen.

UNCW advanced five swimmers in the 100 Free in the men’s prelims and one on the women’s side. Senior Gabe Thran fashioned a time of 44.58 seconds, sixth all-time, to lead UNCW. Also advancing in the event were junior Drew Gaertner (44.97), Alex Labonge (45.01) and Adam Salzman (45.03) and senior Joe Gallene (45.26).

Senior Rachel Sears will represent the Blue and Teal in the women’s 100 Free finals after advancing with a time of 50.95, fifth all-time.

Also advancing in the 200 Breaststroke for the women was sophomore Christine Souther, who swam an NCAA B cut time of 2:15.40, second all-time at UNCW.

Zach Sowers, a sophomore, used the fifth best time at UNCW to advance to the 200 Butterfly finals. Sowers swam 1:49.91.

Diving results were not available at the time of this release.

The finals bgein tonight at 6 p.m. and can be viewed online at