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Canisius, Niagara swimmers set marks at MAAC championships

Both Canisius and Niagara swimmers delivered school-record setting efforts to highlight the second day of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference swimming and diving championships at Erie Community College's Flickinger Center pool.

Niagara competitors set two marks with Shawn Warner taking second in the 200 individual medley in a school-record time of 1:50.31 to eclipse his old mark of 1:50.70 set during last year's MAAC competition. On the women's side, Niagara's 200 free relay team of Sydney Kligys, Annie Eckhardt, Julia Casolo, and Kristen Suarez broke its own school record in posting a third-place finish in 1:36.36.

For Canisius, the 200 free relay team of Christian Westermeier (Canisius), Cam MacDonald (Williamsville North), Tommy Kirch and Michael Shenal finished third in a record time of 1:23.54.

For the women, junior Rebecca Anthone (Clarence) placed second in the 500 free and aided the runner-up efforts of the 200 relay team which included Alize Allen (City Honors), Ashlynn Gilfillan and Hannah Graesser (Frontier).

In the team standings, both Canisius teams are in third place, while both Niagara teams are in fifth in the 10-team competition. The four-day tournament continues Friday and Saturday.

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