Men’s Swimming Finishes 16 of 20 in ECAC Championships

The Mount’s Men’s Swim Team finished out their inaugural season at the ECAC Championship meet March 3-5, hosted at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Six swimmers qualified for the meet: first-year students Vincent Huang, Brock Cudahy, Will Twizell, Andrew Quinan and Liam Taylor, along with junior Aidan McCormick.  

On Friday, both the 200 yard freestyle relay and the 400 yard medley relay qualified for the B-finals, with prelims times of 1:27.01 and 3:32.43 respectively. The 200 freestyle relay squad of Cudahy, Quinan, Twizell and McCormick placed 13th overall with a time of 1:26.89. The 400 medley relay squad of Twizell, Huang, McCormick and Cudahy took 11th with a time of 3:29.37.

Cudahy and Quinan swam in the 50 yard freestyle for the Mount’s individual races on Friday. Cudahy placed 22nd in prelims with a time of 21.29. Quinan followed his fellow teammate, taking 46th with a time of 22.21.

Saturday featured two finals races for the Mount men. The 200 yard medley relay clocked in with a time of 1:37.86 during prelims. The squad of Twizell, Huang, McCormick and Cudahy swam that evening, placing 11th overall with an even faster time of 1:35.79. Huang posted an individual finals qualification after swimming the 100 yard breaststroke in 56.48 during prelims. Huang would come back to make the podium during finals, placing sixth overall with a time of 56.18.

McCormick also swam the 100 breaststroke, finishing 21st in prelims with a time of 57.76, followed by Twizell in 30th with a time of 59.32. McCormick also swam the 100 yard butterfly in which he finished 45th with a time of 52.88. Cudahy placed 25th in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:43.11, followed by Taylor who placed 42nd with a time of 1:46.35.

Sunday led Huang to another finals race in the 200 yard breaststroke after he swam a time of 2:05.70 during prelims. He came back that evening to place 16th overall with a time of 2:06.13. McCormick also swam the 200 breaststroke, finishing 27th in the prelims with a time of 2:09.40. Cudahy rounded out the individual events on Sunday with the 100 yard freestyle in which he placed 25th with a time of 1:43.11.

Overall, it was a successful meet for the first-year team filled with several finals finishes and personal records. The team placed 16th out of 20 teams, scoring a total of 46 points. Navy won the meet with 532 points.

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