Swimming and diving - Webster title highlights final day at NEISDAs
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT. – Norwich University's men's and women's swimming and diving teams closed a strong weekend at the 2012 New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association Championships Feb. 19.
Day three's efforts were led by freshman Lance Webster (Windham, Me.). He became the first Cadets' individual men's champion since 2010 when he claimed the 1650 freestyle in 16:56.63. Webster's clocking bested the field by nearly six full seconds.
Webster's title was one of seven top 10 marks for NU's men as they closed the weekend with a fourth-place team score of 398 points. The 400 freestyle relay team of senior Mike Zemanek (Voorheesville, N.Y.), junior Chris Hevey (Biddeford, Me.), and sophomores Brandon Kelly (Centreville, Md.) and Patrick Bowden (Cumberland, Me.) placed fifth (3:19.77), while Kelly was eighth in the 200 butterfly and Bowden was eighth in the 100 intermediate to spotlight those finishes.
NU's women ended the weekend 21st with 50 points. A 20th-place swim for the 400 freestyle relay quartet of sophomores Bria Polacek (Cross Plains, Wis.), Victoria Sabel (Plainville, Conn.) and Giovanna Stein (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and freshman Daniella Vitale (North Smithfield, R.I.) led the way on the final day of competition.