BOSTON, MA - Saint Joseph's College is in a three-way tie for second place with 67 team points in the 2009 GNAC Swimming Championships. Hannah Gajewski '12 (Biddeford, ME/McAuley) placed first in the 500-Free, with a new program record time (5:39.34), and 200-Free (2:07.27) events.
Simmons College leads the competition with 164 points through 10 events, while St. Joseph (CT) and Elms College also have accumulated 67 points on the first day of the two-day event. The Monks placed second with 111 points in the conference meet last season and swam to a fifth-place finish, with 65 points, in 2007 as a first-year varsity program.
Gajewski led all SJC swimmers with 18 individual points on the first day, while Ashton Piers '10 (Falmouth, ME/Deering) and Jamie Wojtkiewicz '12 (Bedford, NH) both racked up 9 points in the first 10 events. Piers placed third with a 1:09.33 effort in the 100-Fly and Wojtkiewicz posted a fourth-place effort with a 2:30.99 time in the 200-IM.
The second day of competition begins at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning at Simmons College.
1. Simmons College, 164 points
2. Saint Joseph's (Me.), 67
2. St. Joseph (CT), 67
2. Elms College, 67
5. Husson, 51
6. Norwich, 50