Keydets Break Records on Day 1 of AE Championships
Worcester, Mass. – The VMI men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams broke three school records Thursday on the first day of competition at the four-day 2019 America East Championships, hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
The Keydet men’s 200-yard medley relay team of Stephen Hopta, Ryan Cooper, Ryan Schmitz and Brady Gannon set the school record with a third-place finish in 1:33.73. The team of Thomas Muldowney, Jacob Smilie, Nick Palmieri and Hopta took third in the 800-yard free relay in 6:56.28 to break the all-time mark.
The third record-breaking performance was in the women’s 200-medley relay as Morgan Davis, Sarah McDougall, Carisa Kunkle and Laura Payne now own the school’s top time of 1:33.73.
Day 2 events begin at 10 a.m. on Friday with trials in the men’s and women’s 500-yard freestyle, 200 Individual Medley, 50-yard freestyle and men’s 3-meter diving. Finals in nine events start at 5:30 p.m. The Championships can be streamed live all weekend long on AmericaEast.TV.
2019 America East Swimming & Diving Championships
Team Standings through Day 1 (3 events)
- New Hampshire (123 points)
- UMBC (105)
- Binghamton (89)
- Vermont (86)
- Maine (79)
- Stony Brook (53)
- VMI (48)
- UMBC (130 points)
- Binghamton (113)
- VMI (76)
- Maine (71)