Cronin Breaks Sixth School Record At ECAC Invitational

Feb. 23, 2012


ANNAPOLIS, MD - Sophomore Caitlin Cronin set her sixth school record at the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference's Long Course (50-meter length pool) Invitational on Thursday at Navy's Lejeune Hall. Cronin touched first in the morning session of the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 59.23 to replace Lauren Mari's time of 1:00.88 from last year atop the record board.

Cronin also finished runner-up in the morning session of the 50 free with a time of 27.30, narrowly missing Megan Royer's all-time program record of 27.28 from 2006. In the evening session, Cronin finished fourth in 27.39.

The 2012 MAAC Women's Most Outstanding Swimmer, Cronin now owns the school record in the 100-meter freestyle, in addition to the 200-meter freestyle (2:06.84), the 50-yard freestyle (23.62), the 100-yard freestyle (50.77), the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.53) and the 200-meter freestyle relay (1:51.78).

On the men's side, junior Jeff Rowe barely missed breaking Mark Gallagher's school record time of 24.32 from 1995. Rowe touched seventh in the morning session with a time of 24.35, while he turned in the eighth-best time of 24.44 during the evening session.

In the 100 free, Rowe touched ninth in 55.39.

Sophomore Julien Brice also competed today, finishing 12th in the morning session of both the 50 free and the 100 free. Brice touched in 24.97 in the 50 free during the morning session, before improving his place to 10th with a time of 25.12 in the evening session.

Brice turned in a time of 56.66 in the 100 free.