Records Fall in Day Three of NEWMAC Championships

Records Fall in Day Three of NEWMAC Championships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Wheaton College women's swimming & diving team had several top performances on day three of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships, including several new school records, as well as a NEWMAC record. 

Junior Lydia DaCorte returned to the pool fresh after winning her third straight conference championship in the 500 free on Friday, taking down the school and NEWMAC record in the 200 free. DaCorte picked up the conference championship in the 200 free after touching in 1:49.61, becoming the first woman in NEWMAC history to break 1:50, earning an NCAA B-Cut. The time also takes down the Wheaton school record previously held by Jenna Hayden. 

First-year Madeline Eller broke the school record in the 50 breaststroke and 100 breast. In the 100, Eller who originally set the school record in prelims, returned for finals where she broke the record again with a time of 1:03.62, which was good enough for an NCAA B-Cut time. Eller took third in the 100. 

Eller and DaCorte, along with Chloe Deubner and Hope Campbell set a school record in the 200 medley relay after concluding the event in 1:44.17. The finish was good enough for second place, as well as an NCAA B-Cut time. 

Earlier in the night, Deubner took home ninth place in the 100 butterfly. Kayleigh Foley joined DaCorte in the 500 free, finishing in fourth place (1:55.70), while Delia MacLaughlin finished in 10th (1:58.61). 

Eller was joined in the 100 breast by Brooke Cloutier and Elizabeth Bernardy who finished in fourth and fifth place respectively. 

Campbell collected a fifth-place finish in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.07, while Deubner and Eva Pet finished in seventh and eighth place. 

The Lyons remain in second place with 582 points after three days of competition.