Bears Match Best Ever NEWMAC Finish in 3rd Place

Hannah Fernandes
Hannah Fernandes

WORCESTER, Mass. – Coast Guard matched its best ever finish at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship with a third place finish.

Coast Guard which won a school-record eight dual meets this season, placed third for the first time since 2003 after placing fifth last season and sixth in 2017.

MIT won for the ninth straight season finishing with 1,281 points, Wheaton was second with 908 points and the Bears took third with 724 points while Springfield was fourth (651).

The Bears 400 freestyle relay of Kristen Durham-Young, Hannah Fernandes, Josie McGuire and Sarah Passilla placed second with a school record time of 3:30.18.

Josie McGuire took second in the 1,650 freestyle with an NCAA B cut time of 17:23.92 to earn a spot at the NCAA Championship.

Durham-Young placed third in the 100 freestyle with a time of 52.46.

Sophia Furigay placed fourth in the 200 backstroke setting a school-record (2:07.39), Ashley Fuller was fourth in the 200 butterfly (2:10.11) and Celia Marzinsky finished fifth in the 200 butterfly (2:10.69).

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