- UNCW jumped to an early lead on the men's side behind its record-setting 200
Freestyle Relay and the women are third with Carly Tanner winning the 50
Freestyle after the second day of the Colonial Athletic Association Swimming
& Diving Championships at the McKay Natatorium on Thursday.
The Seahawks lead host George Mason for the men's lead by 21
points while James Madison paces the women's meet. Defending champion Towson is
second in the women's championship.
Tanner topped the field in the 50 Free with a time of 22.78,
narrowly missing the school record of 22.67 set in 2010 by former standout
Caitlyn Kirsteier. In the men's 50 Free, UNCW dominated the finals, placing
five in the top eight, including Gallene, who finished second.
Also setting a school record was Michael Baric in the 200 IM. Baric broke the mark on two occassions on Thursday, including a third-place time of 1:48.90 in the finals.
Libby Mayock gave the women valuable points with a second-place
finish in the 500 Free.
In Diving, JT Perryman earned All-CAA honors with a
third-place finish in the 1-meter dive.
The championship continues on Friday with the preliminaries
at 9 a.m. and the finals at 5 p.m.