Sophomore Casey Sherman
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Sophomore Casey Sherman

Women's Swimming And Diving Takes Third Place At The Worcester City Championship

Holy Cross Athletics   10-30-2016

THE BASICS:

Result: 3rd of 4 (781 points)  
Event: Worcester City Championship (Holy Cross)
Location: 
Worcester, Mass. (Hart Center Pool at the Luth Athletic Complex)
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
The Lead: Sophomore diver Casey Sherman won both the one-meter (265.5) and three-meter (293.54) diving events, setting a new Holy Cross three-meter diving record and earning the Diver of the Meet recognition, as the Holy Cross women’s swimming and diving team took third place with 781 points at the Worcester City Championship hosted by Holy Cross at the Hart Center on Saturday.

BEYOND THE RESULTS:

  • With her scores of 265.5 in the one-meter dive and 293.54 in the three-meter dive, Sherman now qualifies for the NCAA Zone Diving Championship for the second consecutive year.
  • Sherman set a new Holy Cross three-meter dive record with her score of 293.54. She now holds the school's record in both the one-meter (11 dives) and three-meter (six dives).

 HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In addition to Sherman winning-out the diving events, the Crusaders notched three first-place finishes in swimming events.
  • Junior Katie Conners took first place in the 100 freestyle, swimming for a time of 55.39 before posting a first place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.47. Conners also recorded a top time for Holy Cross in the 200 freestyle (2:02.14), finishing fourth overall.
  • Junior Caroline Body swam for first place in the 100 breaststroke, recording a season-best time of 1:11.74. Body additionally recorded a top finish for the Crusaders in the 50 breaststroke with a time of 33.35, notching the fourth-place spot.
  • Starting off the first session, the team of sophomore Jenny O'Brien, senior co-captain Gina DeFloria, junior Maura Mullaney and Conners finished second in the 400 medley relay for a time of 4:14.22. Later on, O’Brien finished first for the Crusaders, taking fourth place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:04.69, before finishing seventh overall in the 50 backstroke with a time of 30.94.
  • Freshman Leah Zogby followed with a fourth-place spot in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 11:05.68. Senior co-captain Kristin Lane later swam for a sixth-place finish and time of 5:32.13 in the 500 freestyle, good for finishing first for the Crusaders. Zogby was just behind her in seventh, registering a time of 5:32.62.
  • Junior Nina Sparre was the first Holy Cross swimmer to finish in the 100 IM, taking fifth for a time of 1:05.28. Sparre later earned a second-place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 2:19.22.
  • Junior Maura Mullaney finished first for the Crusaders in the fifth place overall spot in the 50 butterfly with a time of 28.81. The next Holy Cross swimmer to finish in the 50 fly was junior Katie Santaniello, who took seventh place for a time of 29.18.
  • The team of Sparre, freshman Sarah Underhill, Conners and freshman Kayleigh Hoagland finished third in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:43.95. Next, O’Brien, Body, Mullaney and Sparre finished sixth in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:58.50.
  • In the 100 butterfly, Mullaney and Santaniello were the top two Holy Cross swimmers, finishing third (1:02.49) and seventh (1:03.75) respectively.
  • The squad of Conners, Zogby, Mullaney and Sparre concluded the swimming portion of the meet with a third place finish in the 400 freestyle, recording a time of 3:48.17.
  • Junior diver Carly Priest was fifth in the one-meter dive (173.63) and fifth in the three-meter diver (145.12).
  • Assumption captured the title with 1,023 points and 11 first-place finishes. Assumption’s Shannon Quirk received Swimmer of the Meet recognition.

 UP NEXT:

  • The Holy Cross women’s swimming and diving team returns to action on Nov. 5 in a dual meet on the road against Sacred Heart at 12:00 p.m.

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