Gerber Makes Men's Swimming & Diving Program History on Day Two of the 2017 NEISDA Championship

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

KINGSTON, R.I. - The second day of the 2017 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championship is complete and the Husson University men sit in 12th place through the 20 events with 36 points.

Roger Williams University leads the pack with 355 points while Norwich University (266), Brandeis University (249), Bridgewater State University (208) and Keene State College (204) round out the top five.

Senior Captain Grant Gerber was the highlight of day two for the men. Gerber became the first male swimmer to qualify for a NEISDA Championship top eight final in program history in the 50 Breast. He posted a time of 28.39 breaking his previous school mark of 28.48, which was set at the 2016 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Invitational. His time was good enough for a seventh place finish, the highest place finish for any swimmer in men's swimming & diving program history.

THE RUNDOWN – PRELIMS:

  • Gerber finished 7th in the 50 Breast (28.52).
  • Colin Vidas was 21st in the 50 Breast (35.30) and 22nd in the 50 Free (25.97).

THE RUNDOWN – FINALS:

  • Gerber, C. Vidas, Caelan Lecrone and Evan Vidas combined to post an 11th place finish in the 200-Free Relay (1:42.15), an effort with 12 points.
  • Gerber was 7th in the 50 Breast (28.39), an effort with 12 points.

Action resumes on Saturday, February 18 at the Tootell Aquatic Center with the preliminary events starting at 10:00 a.m. and the finals kicking off at 6:00 p.m.