Hayden Repeats as Swimmer of the Year; DaCorte Named Rookie of the Year

Hayden Repeats as Swimmer of the Year; DaCorte Named Rookie of the Year

LOCATION: Cambridge, Mass. (MIT)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Senior Jenna Hayden repeated as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Female Swimmer of the Year after adding another individual conference championship (100 free) to her resume, as well as a conference championship as a part of the 400 free relay team. Hayden won the 100 free with a school record breaking time of 51.43. The time is currently a qualifying 17 mark. 
  • The senior also competed in the 400 relay, helping the team of Aleza EpsteinLydia DaCorte, and Caitlin Daley finish ahead of MIT with a time of 3:27.67. The teams time is another qualifying 17 mark for the Lyons. 
  • DaCorte added to her medal count with a win in the 1650, positing a school record breaking time of 17:06.95, en route to her NEWMAC Rookie of the Year honor. The time is currently a qualifying 17 mark. 
  • Eva Pet earned a medal in the 200 back, finishing in third place with a time of 2:07.50. 
  • Epstein also competed in the 100 free, where she finished in fifth place with a time of 52.72. 
  • The Lyons finished fifth and sixth in the 200 breast with Erin Kean finishing in 2:23.46, while Rowan Rice finished in 2:27.58. 
  • Maddy Morrison competed in the 1-meter dive for Wheaton, finishing ninth. 
  • Overall the Lyons finished in second place for the first time in program history, scoring 1,002 points. The point total is the highest in program history. 

UP NEXT: The Lyons now have to wait to find out who has qualified for the 2018 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.