Cardinals continue to impress on day two; women sit in 2nd

Cardinals continue to impress on day two; women sit in 2nd

KINGS POINT, N.Y. – The CUA swimming teams continued to shine on day two of the Landmark Conference championships with the Cardinals winning four individual championships and setting three more school records.  The women currently sit in second place, behind only Susquehanna, while the men are in fourth.

For the second straight day, freshman Joanna Ladas set a Landmark Conference and CUA record as she won the 200 free with a time of 1:56.16.  Annie Cannatella came in sixth in the same event for CUA, as she recorded a time of 2:07.26.

Senior Lisa Brooks won the 100 breaststroke for the fourth consecutive year as she finished in a time of 1:08.30 to edge Amie Leonard of Scranton (1:09.16).

Shannon Silsby set a school record in the 100 backstroke, posting a first place time of 1:01.37 to add 16 points to the Cardinals total.  Silsby also had a third place finish, which came in the 100 butterfly, with a time of 1:00.91, while Rachel Berry placed fifth in that event (1:01.94).

The 200-yard medley relay team of Silsby, Brooks, Gabby Giambagno and Ashley Wilson placed second in its event, posting a time of 1:53.09 to earn 26 team points. 

The 800-yard freestyle relay team placed second, as it finished in a time of 8:12.04.  The quartet consisted of Giambagno, Rose Buckley, Cannatella and Ladas.

Susquehanna leads on the women's side with 291 points, followed by CUA (260) and Scranton (247).  Merchant Marine Academy (233), Drew (167), Juniata (128) and Goucher (98) round out the standings.

On the men's side, freshman Caleb Capozella made it two first place finishes in as many days as he captured the 100 backstroke championship, setting a school and conference meet record along the way with a time of 52.45 seconds.

Pat Flannery placed third in the 100 butterfly, as he posted a time of 52.54 seconds and the 800 yard freestyle relay team of Stephen Gill, Brian Jones, Stephen Henderson and Capozella placed fourth with a time of 7:20.10.

In the men's standings, Merchant Marine Academy continues to lead with 407.5 points with Susquehanna second with 325 points.  Scranton is next with 263 points, followed by CUA (159.5), Goucher (145) and Drew (76).

Action on Sunday will get going in the morning with the finals slated for a 5 p.m. start.