KINGSTON, R.I. - The first day of the 2017 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championship is complete and the Husson University women sit in 14th place through the first event.
The Eagles, who placed 16th, which was their best team finish in program history in last year's NEISDA championship, enter the second day with 26 points, slightly ahead of Saint Joseph's College of Maine, which sits in 15th with 24 points. Simmons College leads the pack with 64 points while Roger Williams University (56), Brandeis University (54), Keene State College (52) and Gordon College (114) round out the top five.
The highlight of day one for the women was the combined effort of Lara Sarett, Ashley Clark, Gabrielle Peabody and Keeli Wood, who all combined to shatter the 800-Free Relay school record with a time of 8:50.35, which was good enough for a 14th place finish. The previous mark of 9:06.05, held by Amanda Mason, Erin Doucette, Rene Dufresne-Dixon and Kaitlyn Theriault stood for seven years.
Action resumes on Friday, February 17 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.