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NEWARK, Delaware - Valtteri Halonen and Joe Gallene won the 200 Backstroke and 100 Freestyle, respectively, as UNCW topped both William & Mary and host Delaware on the final day of the Colonial Athletic Association pod meet at the Rawstrom Natatorium. UNCW's women's team dropped all three dual meets to W&M, James Madison and UD.

Gallene, who also swam on UNCW's winning 400 Free Relay squad, topped the field in the 100 with a time of 46.52 seconds, .06 seconds faster than senior teammate Michael Williams (46.58), who took second.

Halonen, a sophomore, recorded the fastest time in the CAA this season to win the 200 Backstroke. Halonen posted a time of 1:48.96 and topped UD's Ryan Roberts, who finished second and previously held the league's top time in the event.

Sophomore Hannah Stephenson completed a Seahawk sweep of the 200 Backstroke with a winning time of 2:03.19.

Senior Carly Tanner added a win in the 100 Free with a time of 52.46, and giving UNCW a second event sweep on the afternoon.

The UNCW men closed out the meet with a win in the 400 Free Relay with sophomore Nick Lowe and junior Gabe Thran joining Gallene and Williams on the winning relay.

Gallene finished the two-day meet with a pair of events wins and three relay victories.

Up next for the Seahawks is the Patriot Invitational, Nov. 15-17, host by George Mason.

Final scores:
Men: Delaware, W 217-136; William & Mary, W 185-155
Women: Delaware, L 200-153; James Madison, L 220-125; William & Mary, L 189-159

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