Tribune women sixth, men still seventh at midway point of nationals

Tribune women sixth, men still seventh at midway point of nationals

BUFFALO - The MCC women slipped to sixth while the men maintained their hold on seventh after Day 2 of the NJCAA national swimming and diving meet on Thursday.

Lincoln College jumped ahead of the Lady Tribunes, who are in sixth with 184 points. Indian River State College leads with 574.

The Monroe men stayed at seventh and have a two-day total of 146. The Indian River men lead with 669 points.

The meet continues Friday and will wrap up Saturday.

Megan Mack and Ashley VanDermeer had the top individual finishes for Monroe on Thursday. Mack placed sixth in the 200 free in a time of 2:00.35, while VanDermeer was the same in the 400 IM (4:58.44).

Alison Gregor finished eighth in the 100 fly in 1:03.32.

The MCC women also had a pair of fifth-place relay finishes. The 200 free relay team of Heather Chrisman, Gregor, Hallie Marquart, and Mack had a time of 1:42.44, while the 400 medley relay team of VanDermeer, Chrisman, Gregor, and Mack finished in 4:16.40.

On the men's side, Jon Manwarren had the highest individual finish, placing 10th in the 400 IM (4:29.98). Ben Metzger was 11th in the 100 fly (53.07), while Caleb Puzio was 12th in the 50 back (26.64) and 13th in the 200 free (1:50.08).

Puzio, Patrick Marsh, Aaron Berghash, and Alex Parks teamed to place sixth in the 200 free relay (1:32.33). Manwarren, Maclaine Conner, Metzger, and Marsh finished seventh in the 400 medley relay (3:41.97).