DaCorte Wins 500 free While Setting New School Record at Day Two of NEWMAC Championships

DaCorte Wins 500 free While Setting New School Record at Day Two of NEWMAC Championships

LOCATION: Cambridge, Mass. (MIT)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • First-year Lydia DaCorte set a new Wheaton school record in the 500 free during the Friday morning preliminaries, before going to break the record for a second time en route to her first ever New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship. DaCorte won the race with a time of 4:55.17. 
  • DaCorte followed up her solo performance with a second place finish,new school record and NCAA B cut as a part of the 400 medley relay team. The team, which also included Eva PetErin Kean, and Jenna Hayden, finished with a time of 3:49.66.
  • The women's 200 free relay team of Alexa ResetarAleza EpsteinMaggie Lawler and Caitlin Daley had a solid swim, finishing in fourth place with a time of 1:37.82.
  • Epstein finished fourth in the 200 yard IM with a time of 2:08.37, while Caitlin Daley finished fifth in the 50 free with a time of 24.38. 
  • The Lyons have moved into second place (301) behind the host Engineers of MIT (497). 

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 24 for day three of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships.