The men’s 400 Freestyle Relay set a new pool record and UNCW combined to win four dual meets on the weekend as the Colonial Athletic Association pod meet concluded on Sunday at the Seahawk Natatorium.
UNCW’s men team eased past William & Mary (284-54) and Delaware (271-79). On the women’s side, the Seahawks topped both William & Mary (217-129) and Delaware (244-108) but came up eight points short in a 180-172 loss to reigning CAA champion James Madison.
The relay of E’Likai Crompton-English, Wes Carter, Gianmichel D’Alessandro and Kenneth Lowe combined to set a Seahawk Natatorium relay record with a time of 3:01.83. The Seahawks also grabbed second as the freshman relay of Jacob Duracinsky, Noah Sipowski, Will Barker and Ethan Womble clocked in with a freshman record time of 3:02.02. Both times are the fastest in the CAA this season.
UNCW freshman Sam O’Brien, who set a school and freshman record in the 1650 Free on Saturday, opened the final session of the meet with a win in the 500 Free.
The Seahawk men posted another 1-2-3 finish in the 100 Free as Crompton-English and owe tied for first with a time of 45.86. Duracinsky placed third in a time of 46.01 seconds.
Aidan Duffy, a Seahawk freshman, captured the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:03.15.
Earlier in the meet, Brooke Knisely finished second in the 500 Free, Katie Knorr was second in the 200 Back, Niebel took second in the 100 Free and Victoria Cunningham rounded out the runner-up finishes in the 200 Fly.
The swimming portion of UNCW’s fall schedule is now completed, but the diving program will compete in the Wolfpack Invitational on Nov. 19-21 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.