Hayden Wins 100 Back and 200 Free at Day Three of NEWMAC Championships

Hayden Wins 100 Back and 200 Free at Day Three of NEWMAC Championships

LOCATION: Cambridge, Mass. (MIT)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Senior Jenna Hayden successfully defended her 100 backstroke championship from the 2016-17 season with another at day three of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships. Hayden also broke her own school record in the event when she posted a time of 55.91. Hayden also posted an NCAA B cut time in the event. 
  • Eva Pet also competed in the 100 back, finishing in third place with a time of 57.94. 
  • Hayden ended the night a two-time champion, starting the night with a win in the 200 freestyle. Hayden, who touched in 1:50.07, also once again set a new Wheaton school record in the event. 
  • First-year Lydia DaCorte continued her stellar performance at the championships with an All-Conference finish in the 200 free, finishing behind Hayden with a time of 1:51.15. The pair both earned NCAA B cut times in the event. Caitlin Daley also competed in the event, posting a sixth place finish. 
  • Hayden, DaCorte and Pet teamed up with Erin Kean in the 200 medley relay, with the Lyons earning All-Conference Second-Team honors with a time of 1:45.25, which was also good enough for a NCAA B cut time. 
  • Aleza Epstein ended the 100 fly with a fourth place finish, touching in personal best time of 57.70.
  • Kean and Elizabeth Bernardy finished the 100 breast in sixth and seventh place respectively. Kean also finished fifth in the 400 IM. 
  • Wheaton remains in second place overall with a score of 687.5, while MIT is still in first place. 

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to action on Sunday, Feb. 25 for day four of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships.