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Bulldogs Stay Fifth At ECACs

Bulldogs Stay Fifth At ECACs

Feb. 25, 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - After two days of competition at the ECAC Swimming Championships, the Yale women's swimming and diving team is in fifth place with 219 points. For the second day in a row, freshman Emily Cole added significant points to Yale's total.

Cole's finished fourth in her first race, in the 400-yard individual medley, with a time of 4:37.46, scoring 15 points for the Bulldogs. Later, in the last race of the day, the 800-yard freestyle relay finals, Cole, Ashley Kochanek, Katelyn Kane and Christina Person finished in second place with a time of 7:46.01.

Although Yale had several poor showings in events, they managed to compete in the finals for most races. In the 200-yard freestyle final, Person finished fourth in a time of 1:53.99. Person continued her strong showing in the freestyle races after a second place finish in the 500-yard freestyle on Friday.

The Bulldogs had two competitors, Kane and Aidan McKinlay, in the final of the 100-yard butterfly. McKinlay finished in third in a time of 58.44, while Kane finished a close fourth in 58.49.

Going into the final day of competition at the University of Pittsburgh's Tree Pool, Yale is just 35 points behind fourth place Rider University. The final day of competiton at the ECAC Championships begins with preliminary races at 9 am. Complete Results are available at the University of Pittsburgh website.

Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity