WESTON, Mass.-The Regis College men’s and women’s swimming teams competed in the final day of the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association Championships on Sunday. The men’s squad finished 5th out of 13 teams and tallied a final total of 361 points on the three day meet. The women’s team ended competition by tallying 158 points and tied Gordon College for 17th place in the 22-team meet.

The men were led by freshman Alex Graf (Newton, Mass.) who started the Pride off to a strong day with a fourth place finish in the 100-yard freestyle. Fellow freshman Zack Earl (Mexico, N.Y.) solidified a third place finish in the 1650-yard freestyle by swimming to a time of 17:14.26s and breaking the school record.  Stephen McGovern (Dorchester, Mass.) broke the 200-yard breaststroke record with a time of 2:16.76s.

Alex Caliendo (Windsor, Conn.) took down the Regis school record in the 200-yard butterfly.  Fellow teammate Djorde Mandic (Portland, Maine.) swam to a time of 57.37s to break the school record in the 100-yard IM.  The men’s team ended the meet on a high note with Earl, Mandic, and Graf teaming up with teammate Nick Yerzyk (West Hills, Calif.) to compete in the 400-yard relay. The squad compiled a 4th place finish by notching a time of 3:16.57s.

On the women’s side freshman Haley Bowen (Litchfield, N.H.) continued to break school records in her third day of competition. Bowen swam to a time of 2:33.26s in the 200-yard breaststroke to break the school record that had stood since 1988.
This NEISDA Championships were the final competition for the Pride this season. The team will look forward to 2013 starting in October.