Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Wilkes Swimming Teams Set for 2018 MAC Championships

(Photo courtesy of Wilkes University Sports Information)
YORK, PA -- The Wilkes University men's and women's swimming teams are set to compete at the 2018 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championships Thursday, February 15 through Sunday, February 18. For a fifth-straight year, the conference championships will be held at Graham Aquatic Center in York, Pa.

For directions to the site of competition, parking information and the location of surrounding hotels go to the championship central page. Live results and live video will be available on the central page during the championship. Fans can also follow real time results on the Meet Mobile app, however, these results will be unofficial. Simply search "2018 MAC Championships" in the app.
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Preliminary Session (includes Thursday night)
Finals Session
Day Pass (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday)
All Sessions

A total of 24 squads from 12 institutions will be competing at the championships, including the men's and women's teams from Albright, Arcadia, Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham, Hood, King's, Lebanon Valley, Lycoming, Misericordia, Messiah, Stevenson, Widener and Wilkes.

The Wilkes women’s team will feature five swimmers competing at the championships. Morgan Williams will see action in the 500 free, 200 free and 1650 free where she holds the school mark in each event. Her best chance at a podium finish may be in the 500 free where she is only seeded seven seconds out of the top nine in the event at 5:33.16. Abby Keating will see her first action in the championships competing in three individual events including the 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 butterfly. Keating is seeded tenth in both IM’s while earning the ninth seed in the 200 butterfly where she will look to claim a podium finish.

Fifteen different Colonel men’s swimmers will see action in the pool at the championships this weekend. Jared Byrne has a strong chance at a podium finish in all three of his registered events including the 50 free, 200 free and 100 free where he holds all three school records. Byrne is seeded seventh in the 50 free which figures to be an exciting event where two seconds separates the top 10 seeded swimmers. He also is within three seconds of the top seed in both the 100 and 200 free.

Justin Burda is another Colonel who will vie for a podium spot in the 100 butterfly where he is seeded 15th at 55.48. Burda holds the school record in the event and is only four seconds behind the top seed which looks as though it will be an exciting race.

Two men’s relays also have a solid chance at a podium finish including the 200 and 400 free relays. The team of Tyler Martino, Tyler Weatherby, Anthony Stampone and Byrne are seeded seventh in the 400 free relay while the squad of Stampone, Burda, Martino and Byrne are also seeded seventh in the 200 free relay. 

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