Meet Records Fall As UNCW Maintains Lead
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
FAIRFAX, Virginia - Back by meet-record setting performances from the men's 200 Medley Relay and sophomore Valtteri Halonen in the 100 Backstroke, UNCW's men's team remained in first-place at the Patriot Invitational on Friday at the McKay Natatorium.
The Seahawk women dropped back into seventh entering the final day of racing on Sunday.
Halonen would add a second meet record later in the meet when he topped the field in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 49.82 seconds. The sophomore added a second-place finish in the 100 Butterfly behind teammate Stephen Conrad who earned the win with a time of 49.48.
Carly Tanner gave the Seahawk women a boost in the with a second-place finish in the 100 Breaststroke and also swimming a leg of UNCW's runner-up 200 Medley Relay of Hannah Stephenson, Jensen Engen and Rachel Sears.
Sophomore Chase Seymour scored for the men with an eighth-place finish in the 3-meter dive.
UNCW holds a 579-541 lead over host George Mason in the men's meet. The women, meanwhile, trail Seton Hall by one point for sixth.
The meet concludes on Saturday.