NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – One day after two school records were broken, four more fell on Saturday, as the Queens College men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed at the Metropolitan Conference Championships for day two of three.
Both the men's and women's teams sit in 8th place after two days of competition. The women have a total of 274 points, while the men have 230.
Two new women's swimming records were set on Saturday. Jennifer Arana-Perez broke her own school record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 59.66 in the preliminary round. She then finished in fifth place in the finals with a mark of 59.93. Arana-Perez was also a part of the women's 200-yard medley relay team that finished ninth with a school-record time of 1:53.30. Anna Lee, Katie Waszkiewicz and Elizabeth Hodges joined Arana-Perez on the record-setting performance.
The Knights also had top-10 finishes in the women's 400-yard IM and 800-yard freestyle relay. Lee posted a ninth place finish in the 400 IM, while Arana-Perez, Hodges, Waskiewicz and Amanda Giordano took ninth in the 800 freestyle relay.
A pair of men's swimming records fell on Saturday as well. Jordan Melidor-Fuxis broke his own school record in the 100-yard butterfly with a final time of 51.13, good enough for a 10th place showing and just ahead of teammate Louis Alers in 11th.
Queens set a new record in the men's 200-yard medley relay also with a seventh place finish. Joseph Mo, Alers, Melidor-Fuxis and Mateusz Stypulkowski finished seventh in the event awith a tecord time of 1:37.14. Mo also nearly set a mark in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 54.98, placing 17th overall.
The Knights will conclude the Met Championships on Sunday beginning with the morning session at 9:30 a.m.