Bears Place 3rd at Wesleyan

Elena Calese
Elena Calese

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Coast Guard placed third in a four team meet at Wesleyan.

Division I Fairfield won with 362 points followed by Conn. College (347), Coast Guard (258) and host Wesleyan (227).

Coast Guard had a trio of second place finishes to lead the way as Josie McGuire took second in the 1,000 freestyle (10:47.76), Celia Marzinsky was second in the 200 butterfly in 2:08.05 and Sophie Furigay was second in the 200 backstroke (2:09.11).

Kristen Durham-Young placed third in both the 200 freestyle (1:57.11) and the 100 freestyle (54.31), Furigay was third in the 100 backstroke (1:00.59), McGuire took third in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:16.86, Sarah Passilla was third in the 200 IM in 2:16.21 and Elena Calese placed third in the 3-meter diving event with 140.15 points.

The Bears are back in action tomorrow at the Husky Invitational at UConn at 1:00 where all the athletes who did not qualify for the NEWMAC Championships will compete.

The NEWMAC Championships will be held Feb. 21-24 at WPI.