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Men’s Swim & Dive Team Earns 20th-Straight Conference Championship

PURCHASE, N.Y., January 27, 2018 – The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) men's swim & dive team has won its conference championship meet every year dating back to 1999 and made it 20-straight (17 under head coach Sean Tedesco) with a victory in the 2018 Skyline Championship Meet this weekend. The Mariners tallied 937 points over the two-day event, a good 600-plus points over second place SUNY Maritime (261).

Midshipman Nolan Monahan, 3/c earned his second-straight Most Outstanding Performer Award after recording five first-place finishes in the meet (three individual and two relays) and setting three Meet Records. Plebe Jake Breschi was named the Rookie of the Year, as he won a total of three events (all individual).

USMMA won all 16 events in the meet. The following Mariners won individual conference championships and earned First Team All-Skyline:

•           Midshipman Christopher Kahl,  Monahan, 2/c,  Midshipman Caelin Weaver, 3/c and Plebe Jack Welch in the 200 medley relay (1:37.38)

•           Breschi in the 1000 freestyle (10:09.95), the 200 butterfly (2:02.51) and the 500 free (4:55.16)

•           Plebe Daniel Moore  in the 200 free (1:44.56 – Conference Record) and the 100 fly (54.19)

•           Kahl in the 100 backstroke (53.77) and the 200 back (1:55.88)

•           Monahan in the 100 breaststroke (59.52), the 200 breaststroke (2:07.54 – Meet Record) and the 200 individual medley (1:57.47 – Meet Record)

•           Welch in the 50 free (22.21) and the 100 free (49.31)

•           Plebe Gillem McMillan in the one-meter dive (431.00 – NCAA Qualifying Mark) and the three-meter dive (494.45 – NCAA Qualifying Mark) under diving coach Johan C. Lopez

•           and Midshipman Matheus Macedo, 2/c, Dan Moore, Monahan and Welch in the 400 free relay (3:13.94 – Meet Record)

 

The following Mariners earned Second Team All-Skyline with second place finishes:

•           Pkebe John Cairns in the 1000 free (10:09.98), the 200 back (2:01.16) and the 500 free (4:56.36)

•           Monahan in the 200 free (1:44.75)

•           C. Weaver in the 100 back (55.75)

•           Plebe Jack Higgins in the 100 breast (1:00.30) and the 100 free (50.50)

•           Midshipman Maximilian Haubrich, 3/c,  in the 200 fly (2:02.87)

•           Dan Moore in the 50 free (22.25)

•           Midshipman Thomas Curry, 2/c in the one-meter dive (420.35) and the three-meter dive (431.75), just missing out on NCAA Qualifying Marks

•           Midshipman Michael Moore, 3/c, in the 200 breast (2:13.25) and the 200 IM (2:00.94)

•           Plebe Steven Rothe in the 100 fly (54.41)

 

The Mariners return to action on Saturday, Feb. 3, when they travel to Glassboro, N.J. for a non-conference meet against Rowan University. First event is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Updated: Thursday, February 1, 2018
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