NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (2/23/19)- The Kean University women's swimming team broke eight school records on the second day of the Metropolitan Championships at Rutgers University.
"We picked up where we left off last night with eight new records today.", said Head Coach Chris Swenson. "We've already surpassed last year's point total and we're looking to have a solid final day."
The Cougars started off the day by setting a new record in the 200-medley relay as Sarah Sissel, Tori Hayes, Molly Lasko, and Darlene Holmes combined for a 2:01.20 time and broke the old mark of 2:01.80 set on Dec. 15, 1979.
The next record to fall came in the 400 IM as Kristina Sullivan posted a new school record in the morning (5:16.18), only to come back at night and set a new mark (5:14.24). Sullivan held the previous mark (5:17.75) set in a meet against TCNJ on Jan. 17th.
Kean moved to the 100-fly event, where Lasko broke Shania Randolph's 18-year-old record of 1:04.96, with a time of 1:04.26. She would return that night to best her morning record by three-tenths of a second at 1:04.23.
Hayes followed Lasko by doing the same feat in the 100-breast event. She would break her own school record (1:14.81) with a time of 1:14.57, before returning later that night to set a new mark of 1:13.70. In the process of the 100 event, Hayes broke her own record (34.52) in the 50 breast event with a new time of 34.18.
The Cougars have totaled 127 points through 27 events over two days. Kean has set 11 records over the first two days.
Coach Swenson and the Cougars will return to the pool for the final day of the Metropolitan Championships beginning at 9:30 a.m.
See the first two days results and follow tomorrow's action at the link provided: http://www.metsconference.com/201X/2019/RTR/index.htm