Eagles Swim Well at ECAC Winter Championships

Eagles Swim Well at ECAC Winter Championships

Nassau, N.Y. – Several members of the American University swim team were in action at the 2014 ECAC Winter Championships on Long Island this past weekend, with top-five performances and personal bests being set.

"We had a large number of best times, and I'm very pleased with the performances," said head coach Mark Davin. "I'm very glad we had the opportunity for these swimmers to participate in this meet which will help set us up for the Patriot League Championships in February."

In the first session on Saturday morning, junior Lena Mentyka swam the 100 free in 54.83, a personal record, finishing 15th place. Sophomore Katie Kudlac swam the 200 fly in 2:10.74 which was good for fifth place. On the men's side, Kilian Korth swam the 200 back in 1:51.16, also a lifetime best, which was good for third overall. Rookie Owen Dougherty swam the 200 breast in 2:07.45 to take fourth place overall and set a third PR on the morning.

On Saturday night Mentyka swam the 200 free in 2:02.00, a season best which was good for 17th. Kudlac swam the 400 IM in 4:36.03, a top time for the year, which placed third. Korth swam the 100 back in a time of 51.54 placing fifth, while Doughterty competed in the100 breast touching the wall in 58.46, his fastest time of the season that earned him 8th. 

Sunday morning brought more races with Mentyka swimming the 50 free in 25.44, good for 12th overall. Cudlac took sixth place at 2:12.15 in the 200 IM. Korth was in action in the 200 IM, finishing in 1:58.31 which placed ninth. Dougherty also swam the 200 IM in a lifetime best of 1:54.38 which was good for third.