Canisius freshman Vivian Mroz took third place in the women’s 3-meter diving Wednesday night in the opening day of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center. Canisius, the host for the meet, stood in third place in the women’s team scoring behind Marist (117) and Rider (95).
Niagara was fourth with 58 points and Canisius sixth with 54 in the men’s scoring after two events. Rider leads with 80 points.
Marist divers Megan Berardinelli (296.95 points) and Renata Diotalevi (261.7) finished 1-2 in the diving. Mroz had 237.10 points.
Both the men’s and women’s 200-medley relays were won by Rider. The Broncos women triumphed in 1:43,58. Canisius was third in 1:46.82. The Rider men won in 1:29.13. Canisius was fifth in 1:36.26.
Marist won the women’s 800 freestyle relay in 7:29.41 while the Canisius team of Alexander Doody, Clare Battaglia, Hannah Graesser and Rebecca Anthone was second in 7:36.97.
Rider won the men’s 800 relay in 6:34.15 with Niagara fifth and Canisius sixth.
On Thursday, the 500 freestyle, the 200 individual medley and 50 freestyle titles will be decided along with the men’s 1-meter diving. Preliminaries will begin at 10 a.m. and the finals at 6 p.m. The MAAC meet will run through Saturday.