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SUNY Cobleskill Women's Swimming & Diving Places Third at NEAC

Written By Editor on 2/13/17 | 2/13/17

The SUNY Cobleskill women’s swimming & diving team closed their season over the weekend by finishing third overall at the 2017 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championships hosted by Cazenovia College.

The Fighting Tigers posted a team score of 324 points which saw team members individually: capture two conference individual championships, earn three second place individual finishes along with two third place individual efforts. Cobleskill also posted strong showings in the relay events with two relays finishing in second place and two additional relays bringing home third place finishes.

Sophomore Emily Sugrue, Long Island City, N.Y., The Renaissance Charter School, was the team’s top individual performer winning the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:04.48 and the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 56.03 seconds to earn All-NEAC First Team honors in each event to go with a second place finish in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.61 seconds to earn All-NEAC Second Team honors.

Cobleskill also received strong individual efforts from junior Danielle Hoyt, Wolcott, N.Y., North Rose-Wolcott High School, who placed second in the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2;26.81 and the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:41.09 to earn All-NEAC Second Team honors in each event along with a third place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.46 to earn All-NEAC Third Team honors while senior Mackenzie Cross, Queensbury, N.Y., Queensbury High School, place third in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 26.94 seconds to earn All-NEAC Third Team honors.

In the relays, the team of freshman Ashley Maye, Westport, N.Y., Moriah Central High School, Danielle Hoyt, Mackenzie Cross and Emily Sugrue earned All-NEAC Second Team honors with second place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:46.94 and the 200-yard medley relay in 2:00.68 while garnering All-NEAC Third Team honors in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 4:30.76 to place third in the event.

The Fighting Tigers also received a third place finish in the 800-yard relay from the team of senior Erin Fitzgerald, West Milford, N.J., West Milford High School, freshman Michelle Moffett, Staten Island, N.Y., Saint John Villa Academy, sophomore Sydney Ficarotta, Pearl River, N.Y., Pearl River High School, and Ashley Maye, in a time of 9:54.34 to earn Third Team All-NEAC honors.

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