BOSTON, MA - Saint Joseph's College wrapped up the 2009 GNAC
Swimming and Diving Championships with 130 points and a third-place
finish behind Simmons College (305 pts) and Elms College (159).
(Biddeford, ME/McAuley) posted a first-place finish in the
1000-Free (11:40.12) and a runner-up effort in the 100-IM (1:06.76)
on the second day and earned three All-Tournament nominations with
three wins in the two-day event. Gajewski broke a
pair of program records on the day, as she shaved over 24 seconds
off her previous program-record time in the 1000-Free and .05 off
her former record time in the 100-IM on Sunday.
For Simmons, the GNAC Championship is the program's sixth in a
row and eighth in the last nine years. Overall, ten GNAC records
and a pair of pool records were broken as more than 100 athletes
from six conference members gathered at the Holmes Sports and
Fitness Center on the Simmons College campus.
St. Joseph (CT) placed fourth with 114 points, Husson was fifth
with 110 points and Norwich rounded out the competitors with 96
AshtonPiers '10 (Falmouth,
ME/Deering) raced to a fourth-place finish with a SJC program
record 36.07 time in the 50-Breast. JamieWojtkiewicz '12 (Bedford, NH) earned a
fourth-place time (2:51.23) in the 200-Breast.
ChristineCote '13 (Biddeford,
ME), RoseMaccarrone '12
(Hingham, MA), Wojtkiewicz and
Gajewski helped the Monks attain 14 points with a
second-place effort (4:04.20) in the 400-Free relay.
St. Joe's will kick off the 2010 portion of their schedule with
a meet at Husson University on Saturday, January 16th at