Sullivan Brakes School Record as Women’s Swimming Falls to Ramapo

UNION, N.J. (12/15/18)- Kristina Sullivan broke the school record in the 1000 free event by three seconds (12:00.45) as the Kean University women's swimming team dropped a New Jersey Athletic Conference contest to Ramapo College, 143-51 on Saturday afternoon.

"This meet was another impressive showing by our student-athletes", said Head Coach Chris Swenson.

The Roadrunners improve to 1-5 overall and 1-2 in the NJAC, while the Cougars fall to 2-4 overall and 0-4 in the NJAC.

Sullivan broke a 32-year-old record held by Joon McGavin, who posted a 12:03.02 time at the Stony Brook meet on Feb. 15, 1986. Sullivan's feat also becomes the first record to fall since 2001.

"One of my goals for this team was to get a new record on the board before the end of the semester", said Swenson. "Kristina Sullivan did just that by breaking the record in the 1000 that stood since 1986."

Sullivan took second place points in the event, while the Cougars also posted second-place points in both the 200 medley relay and the 50 free. Sarah Sissel, Tori Hayes, Molly Lasko, and Darlene Holmes all combined for a 2:07.14 time in the medley, while Holmes clocked in at 27.74 in the 50 free event.  

Coach Swenson and the Cougars will return to the pool in Staten Island, N.Y. on Monday, Jan. 14th against both the College of Staten Island and John Jay College beginning at 6:00 p.m.