Gallaudet Men, Wells Women Lead After Day One of NEAC Swimming & Diving Championships

Gallaudet Men, Wells Women Lead After Day One of NEAC Swimming & Diving Championships

COBLESKILL, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University men and the Wells College women lead after the first day of the 2019-20 North Athletic Conference (NEAC) Swimming & Diving Championships, which is hosted this year by SUNY Cobleskill.

Day one finals results can be found here. Results from the preliminaries can be found here

Wells College leads in the women’s standings after day one with 157 points. The Express are 14 points clear of SUNY Cobleskill while Cedar Crest College is in third, 34 points off the Express. Cazenovia (94 points) and Gallaudet (60) conclude the five-team field.

The lone win for the Express on the day came in the 500-yard freestyle from Saoirse Murphy-Collins. The freshman was 15 seconds clear of the field with her 5:48.73. Wells showed their depth during the rest of the day. The Express recorded six top-five finishes and five more top-eight finishes over the 12 events on the day.

Gallaudet University used the same method to secure their lead atop the men’s standings with 205 points. The Bison are 33 points up on SUNY Cobleskill in second. Wells (13 points) and Cazenovia (12) complete the four-team field.

Ben Sealts claimed the single win for Gallaudet on the day, which came in the 200-yard IM. The junior touched the wall in 2:03.02 to win by 42 seconds. The Bison grabbed four more top-three finishes, and six more top-five finishes in the 12 events.

SUNY Cobleskill picked up the most wins on Friday with nine, including a sweep of the 200-yard free relays, 50-yard freestyle, and the 400-yard medley relays.

The second day of competition gets underway at 10 a.m. on Friday with the preliminaries of the 200-yard medley relay. Finals will start at 6 p.m. The 200 kicks off the proceedings.

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Morrisville State, Penn College, Penn State Abington, Penn State Berks, Penn State Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Poly, and Wells College. Associate members are: Alfred State (M Lacrosse), Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), College of Saint Elizabeth (M Tennis & M Volleyball), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), SUNY Potsdam (M Volleyball) and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has also partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and women’s tennis. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.