Swimmers Capture Three Individual Conference Titles at MAC Championships

February 17, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Tara Nuzzo wins the 200-meter freestyle.

Members of Arcadia University’s men’s and women’s swimming teams captured three individual conference titles and 17 all-conference performances at the 2014 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championships in York, Pa., Feb. 13-16. Eric Lam ’17 and Timothy Graham ’16 won the 400-meter medley and 200-meter butterfly, respectively, with Lam producing a school-record time of 4:12.8 and Graham finishing with a school-record time of 1:55.84. The two titles were the first individual conference championships in the men’s swimming team history. Watch videos of Lams and Graham’s races and post-swim interviews.

Eric Lam Eric Lam wins the 400-meter individual medley at the 2014 MAC Championships.

Tara Nuzzo ’14, the defending MAC champion in the 50 and 100 freestyle events, won her third career individual title in the 200-meter freestyle for the first time in her collegiate career with a time of 1:55.82. She also was runner-up in both the 50-meter freestyle (24.37) and 100-meter freestyle (52.70). Watch a video of her swim with an interview after the race.

Tim Graham wins the 200-meter butterfly. Tim Graham wins the 200-meter butterfly.

Overall, men’s swimming earned a program best of nine all-conference performances while the women’s team produced a program best of eight all-conference performances at the championships. The women’s team set 22 school records in 14 events, and the men’s team set 20 school record times in 14 events.

Arcadia’s men team finished seventh of 10 teams with 249 points, marking the men’s team’s best-ever point total at the MAC Championships. The previous high of 171 points was set in 2010 when Arcadia placed a program-best sixth of 10 teams. Arcadia’s women’s team finished a program-best seventh of 11 teams with 241 points, marking their best-ever point total at the MAC Championships. The previous high of 191 points was set in 2013 when Arcadia placed a then program-best eighth of 11 teams.

Because of the winter storms last week, the teams traveled to York on Feb. 12.

Read more details on the men’s and women’s performances.

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