GCC Athletics Update: Cougar Swimmers Break More Records
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 9, 2018
Nanako Shiozawa sets school record in the 100 Butterfly here in Fort pierce Florida during Day Two of the NJCAA Championships (photo credit: GCC Athletics/Andrew Crofts)
Cougar Swimmers Break More Records on Second Day of NJCAA Nationals
The Genesee Community College swimming teams ended the second day of competition in the National Junior College Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Nationals with two new school records in Fort Pierce, Fla.
Nanako Shiozawa set a women’s record in the 100-meter butterfly with a 1:01.40 time early into the start of finals, while the men’s 400-meter medley relay completed the day with a school-record time of 3:39.70.
Including those two school records, overall the Cougars recorded four top-10 finishes in both men’s and women’s competition.
Leading the women was Shiozawa’s aforementioned record that was good for fifth place. Angel Priest finished seventh in the 50-meter backstroke with a 29.45 time. The women’s 200-meter freestyle relay team finished eighth with a 1:48.58 time, and the 400-meter medley relay team finished 10th with a 4:38.18 time.
Leading the men was Ferran Martinez’s fourth-place finish in the 400-meter individual medley with a 4:08.94 time. Just like the women’s team, the men recorded top-10 finishes in both the 400-meter medley and 200-meter freestyle relays. The former was the school record time previously mentioned for a seventh-place finish, while the latter was good for an eighth-place finish at 1:32.52. Joan Ferrer rounded out the men’s top-10 finishes with a ninth-place showing in the 100-meter butterfly with a 53.82 time.
Both Nathan Richardson and Brandon Brown just missed top-10 finishes. Richardson in the 50-meter backstroke (25.91) and Brown in the 200-meter freestyle (1:52.44), with the pair both finishing 11th. Also competing in the latter event was Matthew Langerman with a 14th place finish (1:54.55), while Ryan Mahaney finished 16th in the 100-meter butterfly (59.67).
Natalie Amico recorded a 15th place finish in the 100-meter butterfly to round out the women’s top-15 finishes.
While the men’s team remained in eighth place with 134 points after the second day, the women’s team moved up two spots to 10th with 75 points.
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