Courtesy: Fairfield University

Swimming and Diving Head to MAAC Championships

Courtesy: Fairfield University
February 06, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield University men's and women's swimming and diving teams head to the 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships February 8-11 at Erie Community College in Buffalo, N.Y.

Tickets, Live Results, and Live Webcast are available for all four days. Information can be found at MAACSports.com.

 Last season, the women placed sixth at the championships, while the men finished in seventh place. Although the team as a whole didn’t place as high as they hoped, they set 11 program records over the four days in 2016. Between the men and women, the records included six individual records and five relay records.

 Some of the top performers for the Stags include freshmen Phillip Zyskowski and Jordan Rahurahu on the men’s team. Zyskowski is mostly a distance swimmer and already holds the school record in the 1500m freestyle (17:02.47). Classmate Rahurahu has been a consistent performer all season long in a variety of events. In just his first season he already has the second fastest time in the 200y butterfly (1:55.86) in school history. Alex Shabecoff is the lone diver for the men and his highest scores this season are 208.65 in the 1-meter and 196.35 in the 3-meter.

 Kelly Cordes and Colleen Young look to lead Fairfield at the championships this season. Cordes set the school record in the 500y freestyle (5:04.53) last year and has performed well in the distance events for the Stags all season. Young has been a breakout star in her first year on campus. She owns the school record in the 200m breaststroke (2:43.25) and was named the MAAC Swimmer of the Week on January 25. Sophomore Jane Rice has led the divers, her highest scores this season are 234.22 in the 1-meter and 233.82 in the 3-meter.

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