Southern Connecticut State captures ninth NE-10 title in 10 years
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Southern Connecticut State captured its ninth Northeast-10 Conference title in 10 years on Saturday, finishing 146 points ahead of second-place Bentley.
Sophomore Raymond Cswerko was named the Northeast-10 Championship Most Outstanding Player as he took first place in the 200 yard Breaststroke in 2:02.72, taking home his third individual Northeast-10 Championship and making him a seven-time Northeast-10 Champion this year.
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Freshman Christopher Curtin took home the second-place mark (2:08.14) and junior Jimmy Zummo finished eighth for Southern (2:14.91) in the 200 breaststroke.
Freshman Louis Geist finished a strong championship with a first-place mark in the 1,650 yard Freestyle event in 15:59.06 for his third individual Northeast-10 Championship. Geist is a four-time Northeast-10 Champion, overall. Jacob Laschiavo came in third with a time of 16:54.77. Daniel Gallup took fourth-place in 17:00.01 and Domenick Errico finished sixth with a time of 17:07.82.
Junior Christopher Gontarski came away with a top-eight finish for the men as he took eighth-place in the 200 yard backstroke (2:05.76). His time was the best for the Owls in the championships.
The Men's 200 yard Butterfly featured two Owls in the top eight. Dan Elliot took third, finishing the race in 1:56.97 and Austin McMahon took eighth-place in 2:05.05.
Jared Thurston and Joseph Polaco took fifth and sixth in the 100 yard Freestyle. Thurston finished in 47.99 and Polaco finished with a time of 48.35.
The Owls finished the last event of the day with a second-place mark in the 400 yard Freestyle Relay. The group of Thurston, Geist, Elliot and Cswerko finished the event in 3:09.09.
The Owls had 801 points, Bentley took second (655), Le Moyne third (621), Saint Rose fourth (580), Pace fifth (417), Adelphi sixth (305) and Saint Michael's seventh (181).