Sara Gendron, Bryant Women’s Swimming and Diving Going for Fifth Straight NEC Title
The Bryant swimming and diving teams are heading to Ohio this week for the NEC Championships. The Bulldogs will be looking to defend both of their NEC titles; the men won last year in their first season in the conference while the women have won four straight.
NEC Swimming and Diving Championships
Location: Spire Institute (Geneva, OH)
Meet Schedule: NEC.org
Video: NEC Front Row
Coach Cameron’s Comments: “We are very excited for the Northeast Conference meet. All are ready to embrace the new aspects for this year: the men and women together for the first time, the 4.5 Day format, and a great facility in Spire. We have put in a great amount of productive work, and believe both the swimmers and divers feel they are well prepared to perform at their best next week. Overall, eager to see what both programs can accomplish and look forward to creating some great memories and having great performances. Go Bulldogs!”
Notes and Notables (Men)
Mays is first in the NEC in the 50 back (23.18), 200 back (1:48.37), and 200 IM (1:53.46). Last year’s NEC Championships Swimmer of the Meet, he also set a Bryant pool record in the 100 back earlier this season and is second in the conference in that event.
Wong is second in the conference in the 50 and 100 breast and the 100 IM. He also holds top five times in the 200 breast, 200 IM, and 100 free. He set an NEC record in the 200 breast at last season’s NEC’s.
The freshman duo of Griffin Lajoie and Leo Luna have combined for five NEC Rookie of the Week honors this season. Lajoie is second on the NEC leaderboard to Mays in the 200 back and also holds top five times in the 50 and 100 back. Luna has excelled in distance events, with top five times in the 500, 1000, and 1650 free.
Drew Arnold and Evan Clark are the defending NEC Co-Divers of the Meet after sweeping the top two places in both diving events last season.
Notes and Notables (Women)
Freshman Reagan Lord has dominated her events in her debut season. She set the NEC’s top time and broke the Bryant program record in the 100 back (53.96), and also holds the top spot in the conference in the 200 back (1:59.81) and 200 IM (2:05.87) and is third in the 50 back.
Alyvia Beaudion holds the NEC’s top time in the 100 IM at 58.67, and is top five in the 50, 100, and 200 free.
Paige Edwards is first in the conference with a 5:01.93 in the 500 free, and is top five in the 200, 1000, and 1650.
The group of Beaudion, Edwards, Erin Doruska, and Sammi Grenon is represented in the top three in all six freestyle events the Bulldogs have contested this season. The 800 free relay team of Beaudion, Edwards, Doruska, and Charlee LeGallais also holds the conference’s top time at 7:43.42.
Kyri Chambo is looking to become the first NEC diver since 2008 to win three consecutive Diver of the Meet awards. She has won the award in each of her first two championship meets.