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February 13, 2012

Men's Swimming & Diving Wins 11th Straight Conference Championship

The United States Merchant Marine Academy Men's Swimming & Diving team won the Landmark Conference Championship this past weekend at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  The win marks the Mariner's fifth straight Landmark Championship and 11th straight championship overall dating back to the Skyline Conference.     

Freshman Kevin Lindgren earned rookie of the year honors as he set a Landmark record on his way to winning the 200 meter backstroke with a time of 1:52.95.  This mark is good enough to qualify Lindgren for an NCAA provisional meet.  

 

Overall, the men's team won seven events throughout the three days of competition:

Men's 400 Medley Relay:   Kevin Lindgren, Chris Scott, Frank Vita, Sean Minor

Frank Vita: 100 Fly

Kevin Lindgren:  100 Back/ 200 Back

Men's 800 Freestyle Relay:  Josh McCormick, Tom Stewart, Chris Scott, Blake Krell

Men's 200 Freestyle Relay:  Sean Minor, Frank Vita, Kevin Lindgren, Blake Krell 

Men's 400 Freestyle Relay:  Sean Minor, Josh McCormick, Chris Scott, Blake Krell

 

They also set three Academy records and five Landmark Conference Championship Records:

USMMA Records:

Kevin Lindgren  100 Back / 200 Back

 

 

 

 

Men's 400 Medley Relay:  Kevin Lindgren, Chris Scott, Frank Vita, Sean Minor

Landmark Conference Championship Records:

Blake Krell 200 Free

Kevin Lindgren 100 Back/ 200 Back

 

 

 

 

 

Men's 400 Medley Relay:  Kevin Lindgren, Chris Scott, Frank Vita, Sean Minor

 

Men's 800 Freestyle Relay:  Josh McCormick, Tom Stewart, Chris Scott, Blake Krell 

 

The Women's team placed third at the championships, their best finish ever.  Freshman Emily Boyson earned the only two individual wins for the Mariners in the 100 & 200 meter breaststroke.  

Overall, the women's team set seven Academy Records:

USMMA Records:

Alexandra Biehn  500 Free/ 1000 Free

 

 

 

 

 Women's 400 Medley Relay:  Elizabeth Moore, Emily Boyson, Jackie White, Casey Moore

Women's 200 Medley Relay:  Jackie White, Emily Boyson, Casey Moore, Emily Olsen

Jacqueline White  400 I.M. / 200 Fly

Emily Boyson  200 Breast

 

 

 

 

Both teams will travel to Rutgers University next weekend to compete in the Metropolitan Championships.