The Canisius men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are both in fourth place headling into today’s final round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference swimming and diving championship at ECC’s Flickinger Center.
The Niagara women’s team sits in eighth place while the men are 10th.
The Purple Eagles did crown a champion as Aubrey Kettrick, who earned the top seed in the 200 freestyle after setting the school record with a time of 1:52.33 in the preliminary heats, broke that mark in the final with a winning time of 1:51.29.
NU’s Carl Roycroft also broke a record during the preliminary round of the men’s 100-yard breaststroke. Roycroft swam a 58.02 to break his own school record of 58.48, then swam the event in 58.25 in the finals to earn 12th place.
For the Canisius women, freshman Clare Battaglia (Williamsville North) took second place in the 100 backstroke in 58.10.
The Rider men have the lead with 384 points, while Saint Peter’s stands in second place with 359.5 points.
Marist is in third with 358.5 points, followed by the Golden Griffins (354.5), Loyola (279), Bryant (271), Fairfield (155), Manhattan (151), Iona (136) and the Purple Eagles (134.5).
On the women’s side, the Red Foxes have tallied 591 points, while Rider sits in second place with 402 points.
Loyola is in third with 306 points, followed by the Golden Griffins (294), Saint Peter’s (249), Iona (246), Fairfield (207), the Purple Eagles (202), Siena (195) and Manhattan (62).