UNION, N.J. (1/17/19)- Kristina Sullivan set a new school record in the 400 IM (5:17.75) as the Kean University women's swimming team dropped the New Jersey Athletic Conference finale against the College of New Jersey, 119-52 on Thursday evening.
The Lions improve to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the NJAC, while the Cougars fall to 4-5 overall and 0-5 in the NJAC.
"Overall I really loved our effort tonight", said Head Coach Chris Swenson. "This is just another step in our process of preparing for the METS in February."
Kean took second place points in the 1000 free, 50 free, 400 IM, 50 fly, 100 free, 50 back, 500 free, 50 breast, and 200 free relay events. Sullivan totaled three-second place finishes, while Darlene Holmes and Tori Hayes posted two-second place finishes.
Sullivan's record-setting swim in the 400 IM breaks a nearly 21-year-old record. The previous record was set by Maddalena Mustillo on Jan. 23rd, 1998 with a time of 5:21.13.
This marks the third time this season that Sullivan has broken a school record, setting new records in the 1000 free twice.
Coach Swenson and the Cougars will return to the pool in Allentown, Pa. on Saturday, Feb. 2nd, against the Falcons of Cedar Crest College at 3:00 p.m.