SWIM: Colonels MAC Freedom Championship results

The Colonels competed in the four-day Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Swim Championships and placed 14th overall, concluding their season on Feb. 12.

Day one:

Wilkes started off in the 500-freestyle preliminaries with graduate- student Shane Miller and senior Liam White. Miller finished with a time of 5:33.48 and White followed with a time of 5:38.13. The 200 IM preliminary featured junior Stephen Verosko, who placed 30th with a time of 2:10.29. First- year Ashton Dainty placed 41st in the 50 Freestyle preliminary with a time of 23.79.

None of the four made it past the day one preliminaries in their solo-events.

Later in the day, Dainty, White, Miller and Verosko competed in the 200 Medley Relay. The team placed 13th and earned 34 team points with a time of 1:47.99, beating their seed time by two seconds.

Day two:

Senior Maddy Kinard started off with a chance at qualifying for the 100 Butterfly finals, but just missed the top 24-cut. Kinard placed 25th with a time of 1:07.32, just a second after the 24-cut time. White placed 21st in the C Finals of the 400 IM with a time of 4:54.41. Verosko placed 31st and Miller 32nd in the 100 Butterfly during the prelims. Neither Verosko nor Miller advanced to the Finals. Dainty, White, Miller, and Verosko placed 11th in the A relay 200 Freestyle Relay, earning 38 team points with a time of 1:37.12. The four also placed 13th in the A relay 400 Medley Relay, earning 34 points with a time of 4:01.96.

Day three:

Kinard placed 11th with a time of 1:02.49 in the 100 Backstroke prelims, just 0.02 seconds short of her own school record. In the B Final, Kinard swam a 1:03.01 to earn 15 team points and fourth place. Miller qualified for the C Final in the 200 Butterfly with a prelim time of 2:10.97. In the C Final, Miller placed seventh with a time of 2:12.82, earning two team points. Dainty entered the C Final with a prelim time of 57.04 in the 100 Backstroke. Dainty placed fourth in the C Final with a time of 57.44 and earned five team points.

Day four:

White had a 12:06.59 seed time in the 1650 Yard Freestyle and finished with a 19:31.87. In the 100 Yard Freestyle, Verosko had a prelim time of 53.25 and a seed time of 54.56. Dainty also competed in the 100 Yard Freestyle with a prelim time of 53.90 and seeded with a 54.08. In the 200 Yard Backstroke, Kinard swam the prelims with a time of 2:17.95, breaking her own school record and then finished with 2:21.19 in the C Finals. Dainty, White, Miller, and Verosko finished in 14th with a time of 3:33.09 in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay.

Wilkes placed 14th out of 14 teams.