WORCESTER, Mass. – Another day, another record broken in the 2017 America East Swimming and Diving Championship.
In stunning fashion, New Hampshire’s Colby Harvey broke a seven year-old meet record in the 100-yard butterfly en route to a gold medal. Saturday also marked the first time a New Hampshire Wildcat diver won gold in any diving event as junior Hailee Miller had the top score in the 3-meter competition.
Here are the full standings:
2017 America East Swimming & Diving Championship Team Standings (Through Day 3 - 14 Events)
1. UMBC, 644.5 points
2. New Hampshire, 507
3. Vermont, 467
4. Maine, 266
5. Binghamton, 259.5
Day 3 Highlights
Hailee Miller of New Hampshire won gold in the 3m diving after taking home a bronze medal in the 1m finals.
New Hampshire freshman Corinne Carbone won gold in the 400 IM in a time of 4:19.16.
Junior Colby Harvey’s time of 53.67 in the 100 fly broke a meet record set in 2010 by Boston University’s Emily Munday.
The New Hampshire Wildcats have now won five of the last six gold medals in the 100 fly.
Liza Baykova won the 200-yard freestyle for the third consecutive year, clocking in at a time of 1:48.06. Baykova became the first America East swimmer to win three consecutive gold medals in the event since Jill Vance of Northeastern did it between the 2000 and 2002 seasons.
Emily Escobedo defended her crown in the 100-yard breaststroke, winning the race for the third consecutive year. She won the event in 59.46, nearly topping her meet record, which was set earlier in the prelims.
Escobedo is the only America East swimmer to ever crack the one-minute mark in the 100-yard backstroke in a Championship meet and she has now won gold medals in each of the five total events in which she has raced.
UMBC senior Lauren Day claimed first place in the 100-yard backstroke for the second time in as many years, touching the wall in a time of 55.34.
UMBC capped off the night by winning gold in the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 3:42.57, followed by New Hampshire and Vermont. It is the Retriever's second straight gold in the event.