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Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information


Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
Release: December 04, 2016
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EAST MEADOW, NY –  The Monmouth University men’s and women’s swimming teams made their first appearance at the ECAC Winter Championships, hosted by Manhattan College .

The men’s team finished the event in eighth overall, while the women’s squad finished the weekend in 11th place.

Freshman Austin D’Angelo turned in a third-place finish in the men’s 200-yard breaststroke and earned 27 points for the Hawks in the process. D’Angelo’s time of 2:12.15 set a new season-best for the rookie.

On the women’s side, classmate Ann Tompkins had a number of strong performances, including a 16th-place mark in the 50-yard freestyle and she finished 23rd in the 100-yard backstroke.

“The multiple day/session format of the ECAC Championships provided the team with a great opportunity to prepare for the upcoming MAAC Championships.

The goal coming into the meet was to swim season-best times, which would set everyone up with solid entry times for the MAAC Championships.

The team swam with a lot of energy and confidence and it showed in the results with everyone swimming season-best times and many setting personal best times.”

The overall performance of the team was outstanding and has everyone excited about the potential for fast swimming at the MAAC Championships.”
- Monmouth head coach Matt Nunnally

- Freshman Eric Sorensen finished sixth in the men’s 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:59.22.

- Rookie Noah Babik touched the wall in 2:15.90, good for 10th overall in the in men’s 200-yard breaststroke.

- Freshman Jaclyn Greening placed 12th in the women’s 200-yard breaststroke, clocking in at 2:33.16.

- Classmate Sriniram Narasimhan finished 15th in the men’s 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.29.


- Austin D’Angelo’s time of 2:12.15 in the 200-yard breaststroke was more than seven seconds better than his previous best time of 2:20.50.

- Sorensen’s time in the 200-yard backstroke was his first finish under two minutes in his Monmouth career.

- Babik set a new personal-best time in the 200-yard breaststroke.

- Greening’s personal record in the 200 butterfly was more than four seconds faster than her previous best.

- Tompkins beat her previous best time in the 100-yard free by nearly two seconds.

Monmouth’s next competition is scheduled for January 21 when the Hawks face in-state foe Saint Peter’s in Jersey City, NJ.

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