The Crestiad

Cedar Crest College newspaper since 1923

Falcons Place Third at Swimming Championships

By Rebekkah Parsons, Staff Writer
On Feb. 13 through Feb. 15, the Cedar Crest Falcons swim team competed in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championship at SUNY Cobleskill.

Heading into the meet, the Falcons sat third in their conference and were looking to add to their success from the season.

Feb. 13
The 400 medley relay team of Taylor Marshall, Ciara Lane, Nithya Lakshminarayanan, and Briana Hall led the Falcons to the first relay championship in school history as they finished in 1:46.98.

Marshall set a new school record for the 100 back.

Emily Bryk and Lakshminarayanan finished 11th and third, respectively, in the 500 freestyle.

Marshall was the lone Falcon for the 200 Individual Medley placing sixth with a time of 2:44.29.

For the 50 freestyle, Kali Jones, Ciara Lane and Briana Hall all represented the Falcons finishing, 10th, third and first respectively. The team finished day one in third place with 118 points.

Feb. 14
The 200 medley relay team of Marshall, Lane, Hall and Lakshminarayanan would start the day off with a win for the Falcons. They also set a new school, conference and meet record with a time of 1:58.00.
Bryk and Liana Riutort represented the Falcons in the 200 free finishing eigth and 10th.

Senior Olga Cauble finished sixth in the 100 back while teammate Marshall finished right before her.

Lakshminarayanan placed second in the 100 breast while Cassidy Jones came in at 11th.

Briana Hall broke a meet record with her first place finish in the 100 fly with a time of 1:01.35.

The team of Riutort, Cauble, K. Jones, and Bryk represented the Falcons in the 800 free relay placing fourth and setting a new school record of 10:06.05. The Falcons remained in third place at the end of the third day.

Feb. 15
Lane, Bryk and Hall all placed in the top 12 of the 100 free. Hall won her third individual conference championship while setting a conference record with a time of 54.36.
Cassidy Jones represented the Falcons in the 1650, placing 11th.
For the 200 back, the trio of Cauble, Kali Jones and Riutort would bring more success to the team as they placed sixth, seventh and eigth. Kali Jones set a new school record of 2:37.97.
Lakshminarayanan placed second in the 200 breast with at time of 2:44.84.
The team of Marshall, Lane, Lakshminarayanan and Hall won the 400 free relay, setting a new school, conference and meet record of 3:54.31.

The Falcons placed third as a team with 363 points right behind the conference leaders, Cazenovia College and SUNY Cobleskill.

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