Trinity Women's Swimming Battles NESCAC Opponents In Maine

Trinity Women's Swimming Battles NESCAC Opponents In Maine

Brunswick, Maine - Senior Eliza Maciag (West Hartford, Conn.) finished among the top four in all three backstroke events, as the Trinity College Bantams competed in a women's swimming and diving quad meet this weekend at Bowdoin College's Greason Pool.  Maciag was third in the 50-yard backstroke at 29.24 and the 200-yard backstroke at 2:14.08, and added a fourth-place time of 1:01.97 in the 100-yard backstroke race.  Trinity rookies Julia Albino (Southbury, Conn.) and Katrina Trentos (Wilton, Conn.) posted runner-up times of 27.56 in the 50-yard butterfly and 5:25.01 in the 500-yard freestyle, respectively, for the Bantams.

Without earning any points in the two diving events, Trinity fell short in the team decision against Wesleyan, 255-104, against Colby, 207-145, and against the host Polar Bears, 265-90, falling to 4-4 in dual meets this winter and snapping its winning streak at three in a row.  These results are vastly improved from a year ago when the Bantams went 0-3 in this quad and lost to Colby by 182 points as opposed to just 62 this time around.

Three other Bantams recorded third-place finishes, as senior co-captain Brenna Weber (New Orleans, La.) was third in the 100-yard butterfly, classmate Blair Frantz (Montclair, N.J.) was third in the 1,000-yard free, and first-year Brooke Hendee (Wilton, Conn.) came in third place in the 200-yard breaststroke, while Trinity first-year Audrey Ettinger (New Canaan, Conn.) was fourth in the 400-yard IM race.

"Breaking down the meet, we had 50 season-best times between the men and the women this weekend," said Trinity Head Coach Carlos Vega. "Both programs are making significant improvements within the conference! I am very happy with the times which signal that we are starting to peak at the right time. With less than 30 days to go and one more tune up before NESCAC's both teams are in position to have a stellar NESCAC Championship.