The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed in the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association Championship (NEISDA) meet this weekend.
According to the Keene Owls’ website, the women’s team came in third behind Simmons College and Roger Williams University with 1,118 total points. Over the course of the meet, Sophie Hayes took first in the 200 meter fly after finishing with a time of 2:12.49. Hope Walsh took the 1,650m in 17:24.48 and Rachel MacKinnon finished third in the same race with a time of 18:17.44.
The men’s team failed to win the meet for the first time in four years. The team came in fourth place with 482 points. However, they did win in some of the events they competed in. Jake Driscoll won the three meter dive with a score of 368.7. He will compete at the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) regional meet on Feb. 24 and 25 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ryan Boraski broke the school record (44.24), the meet record (44.78) and the facility record (44.78) after he took first in the 100 free with a time of 44.10. The 400 relay squad took first. Boraski, along with Eric King, Graham Lott and Kyle Shadeck clocking in at 3:08.32. Roger Williams also took first overall for the men as well.
Those who qualified will be competing on March 15-18 in the Division III NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships in Shenandoah, Texas.
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*Corrections made 2/23/17 – Headline and paragraph 1: changed “NIESDA” to “NEISDA” – paragraph 4: added “Division III NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships” – paragraph 4: removed “for regionals”*