February 21, 2014

Women’s Swimming and Diving Sixth after NEWMAC Day Two

WORCESTER, Mass.-Senior Chantel Ferguson placed third in the 200 IM to lead all Coast Guard finishers on Day Two of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by WPI.

Ferguson swam the event in a time of 2:09.45 to garner 22 points of the Lady Bears, edging out her teammate, junior Darlene Sao, who finished fifth in a time of 2:10.38 to pick up an additional 20 points in the event.

Junior Sara Cantrell was the next highest individual placer for the Bears, claiming a sixth place finish in the 1 meter dive with a finals score of 405.40.

The Bears would find some success in the relays as the 200 freestyle and 400 medley relay teams would finish sixth and seventh, respectively. The 200 freestyle team, consisting of sophomore Patti Eidenire, freshman Rachel Seaman, sophomore Carly Campbell, and junior Darlene Sao, finished in 1:40.10 to gain 38 points for Coast Guard. The 400 medley team of Sao, freshman Carlie Gilligan, Ferguson, and Eidenire earned 36 points with their finish in 4:02.06.

After two days of competition – and with two days remaining – Coast Guard currently sits in sixth place overall with 222 points. MIT is the overall leader with 505 points.

Coast Guard will be back in action tomorrow when it competes at Day Three of the NEWMAC Championships hosted by WPI.

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