KINGSTON, R.I. - For the second consecutive day, the Regis (Mass.) men's and women's swimming & diving teams continued to impress on Saturday at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Championships at the University of Rhode Island. Five Pride swimmers as well as the men's 200 yard medley relay team all qualified for the ECAC championships on the day.
The Pride men's relay team of Kiet Luong (Malden, Mass.), Bryan Johnson (Sudbury, Mass.), Nick Rainville (Reading, Mass.) and Cassidy Bastianelli (Newton, Mass.) opened up the day by finishing second in the final of the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:34.97.
Luong, Johnson and Bastianelli would go on to qualify for ECACs individually later in the day as well. Luong reached the championships in the 100 yard back stroke after a second place finish and a time of 51.55. Johnson qualified in the 100 yard breast stroke after a time of 1:00.63 landed him a third place finish, while Bastianelli reached the ECACs in the 1000 yard freestyle.
On the women's side, Amanda Graf (Newton, Mass.) and Jessica Higgins (Peabody, Mass.) each reached the ECAC championships in the 100 yard backstroke, as the pair finished third and fourth respectively in the final. Graf recorded a time of 1:00.06, while Higgins followed directly behind her at 1:00.15.
The Pride wraps up the NEISDA Championships tomorrow in the final day of the four-day event from URI.