More Records Fall on Day 2 of Swimming Nationals

More Records Fall on Day 2 of Swimming Nationals

Fort Pierce, FL -- Six more SUNY Erie swimming records were set on the second day of the NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Fort Pierce, FL.

The Erie women stand eighth after day 2 with 132 points. The Kats are locked in a tight race for the top non-scholarship program, trailing Fashion Institute of Technology by just one point. The men are currently in ninth place with two days remaining.

Perhaps the most impressive performance for the Kats was the women’s 200-Yard Free Relay team of Haley Roblee, Allie DeBiase, Abbie Ettinger and Tabby Smith, which finished fifth with a school-record time of 1:44.01. DeBiase had another stellar individual performance with her second individual sixth place finish of the meet, setting the school record in the 400-Yard Individual Medley in 5:02.03.

The men’s 400-Yard Medley Relay team of Charlie May, Brad Zifra, Mike Oldman and Jonathan Pilat found themselves on the podium after finishing eighth in a school-record time of 3:43.41. May led off that really with a school-record 100-Yard Backstroke time of 56.43.

Zifra established new school marks in both the 50 and the 100-Yard Butterfly with his 10th place finish in the 100 Fly. He finished the race in 54.57 seconds and his split time was 25.33 seconds.

Freshman diver Casey Rosinski earned NJCAA All-American status with his fourth place finish on the 3-meter board with 307.05 points.

Pilat and May finished 13th (26.63) and 14th (26.79), respectively, in the 50-Yard Backstroke. Oldman took 14th in the 100 Fly in 56.13

On the women’s side, Tabby Smith and Abbie Ettinger took 14th (2:07.43) and 15th (2:10.94), respectively.

The NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships continue on March 9th.