STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College kicked off the 2016-17 swimming season with a home meet versus Husson University on Saturday afternoon. The SJC women suffered a 160-99 defeat and the men fell by a 146-28 margin.
Today's season opener also marks the collegiate coaching debut for first-year Head Coach Jared Felker. Shorthanded due to injuries and the fact that several multi-sport team members are still competing in fall sports, the Monks showed plenty of promise this afternoon and are certain to grow under Coach Felker's watch this winter.
THE RUNDOWN – WOMEN:
- Sophomore Julia Rowlett (Saco, Maine) won the 50-Back (31.83) and 100-Back (1:09.68) races
- Sophomore Alicia Robinson (Gorham, Maine) won the 200-Free with a 2:27.51 performance
- Freshman Alexis Coiley (Fairfield, Maine) won the 500-Free (6:15.47) and finished second in the 1000-Free (12:27.56)
- Freshman Emily Roy (Sidney, Maine) won the 50-Fly (33.14) and was the runner-up in the 50-Back (32.85)
- First-year Autumn Nostrom (Lyman, Maine) placed second in the 100-Fly (1:18.78)
- Senior Lauren Halvorsen (South Portland, Maine) was second in the 500-Free (6:18.54) and finished third in the 1000-Free (13:05.09)
- Senior Lauren Prue (Glenburn, Maine) finished third in the 50-Breast (38.00) and 100-Breast (1:24.00)
- Senior Erin Weir (North Andover, Mass.) placed third in the 50-Free (29.52)
- Rowlett, Prue, Nostrom, and Coiley swam to a second-place finish in the 200-Medley relay (2:09.42)
- Coiley, Nostrom, Rowlett, and Weir posted a runner-up time (1:57.04) in the 200-Free relay
THE RUNDOWN – MEN:
- Sophomore Stephen Quinlan (Andover, Mass.) won the 100-Fly (1:01.08) and 50-Fly (27.49) events and was the runner-up in the 50-Breast (32.23)
- Freshman Austin Bear (Hanover, Maine) made his collegiate debut and posted fourth-place finishes in the 50-Breast (46.09), 50-Free (32.39), and 100-Free (1:17.01) events
Saint Joseph's will host Elms College next Saturday in a 1:00 PM start.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.