DaCorte Wins 500 Free at NEWMAC Championships for Third Consecutive Season

DaCorte Wins 500 Free at NEWMAC Championships for Third Consecutive Season

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Wheaton College women's swimming and diving team took to the pool Thursday and Friday for the start of the 2019-20 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships hosted by MIT. 

The Lyons opened Thursday with a second-place finish in the 800 free relay with the team of Kayleigh FoleyDelia MacLaughlinLydia DaCorte, and Caitlin Daley finishing in 7:37.18. The squad came from behind in the final stretch to take down the Coast Guard Academy. 

Friday night was highlighted by the third consecutive NEWMAC Championship in the 500 free from DaCorte. The junior, who is the reigning NEWMAC Women's Swimmer of the Year, won the event with a time of 4:53.97. Foley and MacLaughlin also competed in the event finals, finishing in seventh and eighth place respectively. 

Wheaton opened the night with a second-place finish from the 200 free relay team. The team of Chloe DeubnerHope CampbellMaggie Lawler, and Daley finished in 1:36.40. 

Campbell earned Wheaton valuable points in the 50 free, taking home fourth place with a time of 24.08. 

Maddy Morrison earned a sixth-place finish in the 3-meter dive with  score of 438.05. 

Deubner, Madeline Eller, DaCorte, and Campbell teamed up in the 400 medley relay, finishing in second place after posting a time of 3:51.40, which was good enough for an NCAA B-Cut. 

After two days of competition, the Lyons sit in second place with a score of 293. The squad returns to the pool Saturday morning for day three prelims, followed by finals later in the day.