Rogers Repeats as MAC 1650 Free Champion

Matt Ball
Matt Ball

YORK, Pa. - Hood College's Cameron Rogers won the 1650-yard freestyle for the second year in a row to lead the Blazers to seventh place at the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships.

How it Happened

  • Rogers swam a time of 16:18.48 to win the longest event of the championships. The senior won his second career title in the event after claiming victory as a junior at the 2016 championships.
  • Chris Gardner was the runner up in the 200-yard backstroke with his time of 1:54.52. He had swum the fastest time of prelims, but Misericordia's Joe Grzech, who had the second fastest qualifying time, snuck ahead for the finals win. 
  • BJ Daisey, who set a school record in the preliminary of the 200-yard breaststroke, took fourth in the final. The senior swam a 2:10.66 in the final, only 0.27 seconds off his record pace from earlier in the day. 
  • Max Riedel joined Rogers in the 1650 and finished seventh with a time of 16:45.80.
  • Matt Ball swam a record-setting time in the prelims of the 200 butterfly and finished 10th overall. His time of 2:02.98 in the consolation final was only half a second off his record time during qualifying. 
  • Lucas Mestas-Nunez turned in a time of 48.69 in the consolation final of the 100 free to take 11th place. 
  • Hood's 400 freestyle relay team of Ball, Victor Muleki, Zach Miller and Daisey placed ninth in 3:23.10. 


  • Hood finished seventh at the championships with 277 points. 
  • Albright was the conference champion with 581.
  • The Blazers' All-MAC count ended at 25 total. Gardner earned seven; Mestas-Nunez five; Daisey four; Rogers three.

All-Middle Atlantic Conference Performances | Thru Session 7 | Final

Session Event Team Place Competitor(s) Time
1 200 Medley Relay Second Team Sixth C. Gardner, BJ  Daisey, V. Muleki, L. Mestas-Nunez 1:37.50
1 800 Free Relay Honorable Mention Seventh C. Gardner, M. Ball, C. Rogers, L. Mestas-Nunez 7:15.75
3 400 Medley Relay Second Team Sixth C. Gardner, BJ  Daisey, M. Ball, L. Mestas-Nunez 3:35.50
3 500 Free Honorable Mention Seventh C. Rogers 4:47.17
3 50 Free Honorable Mention Eighth L. Mestas-Nunez 22.22
5 200 Free Relay Honorable Mention Seventh L. Mestas-Nunez, C. Gardner, Z. Miller, V. Muleki 1:29.35
5 400 IM Second Team Fifth C. Gardner 4:17.86
5 100 Breast First Team Second BJ  Daisey 58.66
5 100 Back Second Team Fifth C. Gardner 52.72
7 1650 Free First Team CHAMPION C. Rogers 16:18.48
7 1650 Free Honorable Mention Seventh M. Riedel 16:46.80
7 200 Back First Team Second C. Gardner 1:54.52
7 200 Breast Second Team Fourth BJ  Daisey 2:10.66


School Records Set at 2017 MAC Championships | Thru Session 7 | Final

Session Event Competitor(s) New Record Old Record
500 Free (Prelim) C. Rogers
4:43.34 4:43.64
4 100 Breast (Prelim) BJ  Daisey 58.45 58.49
6 200 Breast (Prelim) BJ  Daisey 2:10.39 2:10.83
6 200 Fly (Prelim) M. Ball 2:02.48 2:06.47


YORK, Pa. - Hood College's Matt Ball and BJ Daisey set school records and teammate Chris Gardner swam the fastest time of the 200-yard backstroke preliminaries during session six of the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships at the Graham Aquatics Center. 

How it Happened

  • In the prelims of the 200 breaststroke, Daisey eclipsed his own Blazer record with a time of 2:10.39, just over four tenths of a second quicker than his previous best. He was fourth in the qualifying and advanced to the championship final.
  • Gardner defeated the field by over two seconds in the prelims of the 200 backstroke. The senior swam a time of 1:54.06 and will be the top seed in the championship final. 
  • Ball swam a record-setting time in the 200 butterfly. His time of 2:02.48 lowered the old Hood standard by almost exactly four seconds. The time was ninth in the qualifying and he will swim in the consolation final in session seven. 
  • Lucas Mestas-Nunez turned in a time of 48.53 in the 100 free to make the consolation final. 


  • All events from session six were preliminary rounds, except for the consolation final of the 1650 free. Complete results from that event will be announced with the championship final during session seven. 
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