Pong's school record highlights day three of MAC Championships

Danielle Pong (Photo by Craig Chase, (craigchasephotography.com)
Danielle Pong (Photo by Craig Chase, (craigchasephotography.com)

YORK, Pa. - Hood College's Danielle Pong broke one of the women's swim team's oldest records during the preliminaries on day three of the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships at the Graham Aquatics Center. 

How it Happened

  • Pong swam the fastest time during qualifying of the 100-yard breaststroke with a 1:06.05. She broke an eight-year-old record of 1:09.09 held by Arielle Harding. She took fourth place in the championship final with a time of 1:07.42.
  • Brianna Hand-Solomon placed sixth in the championship final of the 100 backstroke in 1:00.79. 
  • Hood's 400-yard medley relay placed eighth. Ann Coleman, Sanborn, Pong and Hand-Solomon combined for a time of 4:16.88. 
  • Kate Sanborn competed in the consolation final of the 100 breaststroke and turned in a 1:11.72, good for 11th place. 

Notes

  • The Blazers are in ninth place with 109.5 points. 
  • Messiah leads the pack with 449 points. 

Up Next

Hood wraps up action at the MAC Championships on Sunday, February 17 with sessions at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Recap from Session 5 earlier Saturday

YORK, Pa.- Hood College's Danielle Pong shattered the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke previously set in 2011 by Arielle Harding (1:09.09) by finishing with a time of 1:06.05 in session four of the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships.

How it Happened

  • With Pong's first-place finish, she qualified for the championship final as the number one seed.
  • Brianna Hand-Solomon qualified for the 100-yard backstroke final with a seventh-place finish in a time of 1:01.23
  • Kate Sanborn qualified for the consolation final with a time of 1:11.51 in the 100-yard breaststroke after a 12th place finish.

Notes

  • Team scoring remains unchanged as session four consisted solely of preliminary events.

Up Next

The MAC Championships continue with session five at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 16.