The Penn St. Behrend women and the Alfred St. College men sit atop the standings after the first evening of competition at the 2018 AMCC Swimming and Diving Championship Meet.
With an outstanding set of performances in the 400 freestyle relay, the Behrend women earned 40 points, edging out Alfred State (39), Cabrini (36), Pitt-Bradford (22), Penn St. Altoona (20), and Franciscan (18).
Behrend broke four records in winning the women's 800 freestyle relay, with Gwendolyn Lowery breaking two in the same event. Lowery set a new team and AMCC record leading off the relay in a time of 1:57.43 (200 freestyle). Lowery joined Jessica Wyckoff, Maryn Horn and Lacey Grinnen to break the team, Behrend pool and AMCC meet and open record for the relay by nearly seven seconds in 8:01.24.
The Cabrini relay team of Tori Delusant, Brooke Hagan, Katherine Buckman and Lauren Finnegan touched second with a time of 8:21.94.
Meanwhile, the Alfred State men tallied 69 points, on the strength of strong efforts in the 3 meter diving. They are followed by Behrend (59), Cabrini (34), Pitt-Bradford (26) and Penn State Altoona (20).
Pioneers sophomore Nick Beach posted a score of 433.40 to win gold in the 3 meter diving event, while teammates Austin Miller and Jackson Teboe claimed third and fourth places. Behrend freshman Matt Kuchcinski was the runner up.
The Behrend men won the 800 free relay as Mark Patterson, Jacob Schmidt, Cole Dombrosky and Ryan Siggins made up the foursome that touched first with a time of 7:02.19. Pitt-Bradford earned the silver with Benjamin Koss, Nick Boyd, Carey Behm and Corey Koss combining for a time of 7:08.06.
Competition resumes Thursday with preliminaries at 10am and finals at 6pm at the Penn St. Behrend Junker Center. Events will include the 500 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle, and the women's 1 meter diving.
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