SWEENEY FINISHES STRONG AT ECAC OPEN; BREAKS RECORD IN 200 FLY

The College of Staten Island men’s swimming junior Tim Sweeney made his final day at the ECAC Open in Annapolis, MD, his most impressive, scoring an 11th place finish and breaking a school record in the 200-yard Butterfly competition.  The race came on the heels of a couple of races on Saturday that Sweeney showcased in, but the finest performance was earned tonight.

Taking place at the US Naval Academy, the ECAC Open is attended by student-athletes spanning all NCAA Divisions.

The day started for Sweeney in the morning preliminary heats.  Sweeney was seeded 18th in the field, and needed to finish 16th or better to make it to the final heat in the evening.  Sweeney was able to do just that, coming in 9th overall in the 200-yard Butterfly with a time of 1:52.57, a new CSI record.  That insured Sweeney a return trip in the evening, positioned nicely after the record breaking performance.

Once there, Sweeney was up for the challenge and out-did his own time, posting a time of 1:52.38 which was good for 11th overall.  The time also matched the NCAA B-cut status that he achieved this season.  

The next stop for CSI and Sweeney is a potential invitation to the NCAA National Championship.  CSI will await word on that in the coming days.
 

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