BUFFALO, NY - The third day of competition at the 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championships concluded with the Iona College Men's and Women's team winning a pair of gold medals and posting four new school records.
The evening started with the women's 1000-yard Freestyle, where sophomore Maria DiBella captured her second Bronze medal of the meet in another school record of 10:22.75. The time lowered the 2014 mark of 10:27.66 held by Brigitte Doughty.
In the same race, teammates junior Kaitlyn Mahon procured seventh at 10:36.80 and freshman Anna Desiderio finished eighth at 10:42.91; both times are career bests.
The men's 1000-Freestyle saw rookie Matt Anderson take sixth with a new school record of 9:34.61, which was .16 seconds better than teammates Christian Foti's 2016 mark of 9:34.77.
Senior Collin Purrman seized bronze in the 400-IM, lowering his own school record to 4:02.28.
The 100-Butterfly was highlighted by freshman Alyssa Chain who came from the third qualifying position to win gold and set a new Iona record at 56.79. The rookie’s time was 1.36 seconds better than the 2009 mark set by Amanda Cody at 58.15.
The 200-Freestyle turned out to be one of the team's largest scoring events, with junior Alex Aliapoulios taking eighth at 1:56.81. The men's event saw junior Kyle Desrosiers take fifth at 1:41.88; sophomore James Barnola and Foti were seventh and eighth with respective times of 1:43.50 and 1:44.84.
The 100-Breaststroke was capped with senior Katie Nevin taking sixth at 1:07.58. The men's event saw Junior Sam Braziel take seventh at 57.40.