SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Susquehanna women’s swim team found itself standing in first place after day one of the Landmark Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, while the men stood in second place following a historic day of competition.
The women finished with 130 points, 20 points ahead of second-place USMMA. The men, meanwhile, tallied 133 points and trailed only USMMA, which finished with 189.50 points.
Freshman Josh Heller set SU and Landmark Conference history with his time of 20.59 in the leadoff leg of the 200 free relay, which the Crusaders won with a time of 1:24.85. Heller also placed first in the individual 50 free with a time of 20.70.
In other men’s relay action, the Crusaders placed first in the 400 IM after posting a time of 3:31.32.
In the 200 IM, Chadd Lee was Susquehanna’s top finisher with a time of 1:54.83, nearly two seconds ahead of the second-place finisher and a personal-best time by three seconds.
On the women’s side, the 200 free relay team also placed first with a time of 1:41.93, while the 400 medley relay squad took second with a time of 4:05.70.
In the 200 IM, Christie Savard and Abby Gernert took first and third, respectively, as Savard touched the wall in 2:09.60, eight seconds ahead of the second-place swimmer. Her time set a school record, breaking her own previous top time. Gernert, meanwhile, posted a time of 2:17.92, which was also a personal best.
Day two of the championships gets underway Saturday at 10 a.m.