Record Setting Relays Lead Hood to Second Place Tie After Day One of MAC Championships
YORK, Pa. - The Hood College men's swim team saw records fall in both contested events on the first night of the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships. The two performances led the Blazers to a tie for second in the team standings heading into the first full day of competition at the Graham Aquatics Center.
The quartet of Alex Bodine (Frederick, Md. / Urbana), BJ Daisey (Lewes, Del. / Sussex Tech), Victor Muleki (Irving, Texas / MacArthur), and Lucas Mestas-Nunez (Corpus Christi, Texas / Bluff) opened the meet with a second place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. They cut over three seconds off the existing school record with a time of 1:36.25.
In the day's other event, the 800-yard freestyle relay, Hood finished fourth with another school record behind the efforts of Chris Gardner (Smyrna, Del. / Cab Calloway School of the Arts), Cameron Rogers (Severn, Md. / Archbishop Spalding), Mestas-Nunez, and Michael Curry (Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Catholic). The foursome turned in a time of 7:16.51, six and a half seconds faster than the old Blazer standard.
Both records had previously been set at last season's MAC Championships.
Albright won both races and sits in first place after the first day with 80 points. Hood is locked in a three-way tie for second place with Widener and Misericordia
The second day of action features a pair of sessions. The first begins at 10 a.m., with the second session following at 6 p.m.