Three School Records Fall on Opening Day of Metropolitan Championships

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (2/22/19)- The Kean University women's swimming team dropped three school records on the opening day of the Metropolitan Championships at Rutgers University.

"We had a great first day of swimming overall", said Head Coach Chris Swenson. "We are excited to see what Day Two has to offer".

In the morning prelims, Kristina Sullivan broke the school record in the 500 free event (5:35.30) and finished in 21st place. Sullivan broke her third individual record of the season and surpassed the previous mark (5:37.10) set by Barbara McGregor against Monmouth on 1/31/80.

Also, in the morning session, Sullivan combined with Sarah Sissel, Tori Hayes, and Molly Lasko to set a new school record in the 400-medley relay (4:30.97) and a 14th place finish. The previous mark (4:32.00) was set by Sharon Baublis, Carol Ziarowski, Lyness Raya and Barbara McGregor at the NJAIAW Championships in 1981.

Kean returned for the night session and the same group rebroke their own record in the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:28.76.

The Cougars have totaled 55 points through 11 events on Day One.

Coach Swenson and the Cougars will return to the pool for day two of the Metropolitan Championships beginning at 9:30 a.m.

See Today's Results and follow tomorrow's action at the link provided: http://www.metsconference.com/201X/2019/RTR/index.htm