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Marist Men And Women Win 2005 MAAC Swimming & Diving Titles
Feb. 19, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - Both Marist's men's and women's swimming and diving teams held on to the leads that they established during Day Two to capture the 2005 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) team titles on Saturday at Loyola College's Fitness and Aquatic Center (FAC).
The Red Foxes men's squad defeated second-place Rider 852-792 while Marist's women edged the Broncs 731-689. Loyola took third in both competitions with the Greyhound men scoring 552 points and the Greyhound women tallying 625 points.
Five MAAC records fell on the day with Marist's Lauren Malski headlining the list of Day Three's individual accomplishments. Malski broke the MAAC record in the 200 Breast with her time of 2:17.29 -- a time that also qualified her as an alternate for the NCAA's in that event.
Loyola's Marko Turcinov broke his third MAAC record of the Championships as well as one of his own records for the third straight day when he bolted to a time of 1:49.15 in the 200 Fly. The Broncs' Sam Engle swam a time of 1:48.38 to break his own three-year old MAAC record in the 200 Back as Marist's Jamie Falco recorded a time of 2:06.34 to set a new MAAC record in the women's 200 Back event.
Marist's women's 400 Relay team of Kim Koehler, Victoria Fresolone, Emily Heslin, and Falco set a new MAAC record with their time of 3:33.39.
Turcinov was named 2005 MAAC Male Swimmer of the Year for his efforts on the weekend while Falco garnered the MAAC Female Swimmer of the Year Award after setting three individual MAAC records and being a member of three MAAC record-setting relay teams.
The Broncs' Dylan Korn was named 2005 MAAC Male Diver of the Year with his winning one-meter score of 260.05 and his second-place three-meter score of 443.35. Marist's Meghan Duffy took home MAAC Female Diver of the Year honors after setting a new MAAC and pool record in one-meter competition with her score of 246.90. Duffy also rolled to a victory on the three-meter board with her MAAC record, pool record, and NCAA B-qualifying score of 437.10.
Rider's Stephen Fletcher earned MAAC Men's Coach of the Year accolades while the Greyhounds' Brian Loeffler notched the MAAC Women's Coach of the Year award. Melanie Bolstead of Marist was named MAAC Men's and Women's Diving Coach of the Year.