Another school record for Pong on final day of MAC Championships

Danielle Pong
Danielle Pong

YORK, Pa. - Hood College's Danielle Pong broke another one of the Blazers' oldest women's swimming records, eclipsing a seven-year-old mark in the 200-yard breaststroke on the last day of the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships at the Graham Aquatics Center.

How it Happened

  • A day after shattering the record in the 100 breaststroke, Pong just snuck past Arielle Harding's old mark in the 200 by just 0.4 seconds. Pong turned in a time of 2:31.32 to finish sixth overall in the event. 
  • The 400 freestyle relay of Pong, Kate Sanborn, Ann Coleman and Brianna Hand-Solomon was ninth overall in 3:53.06. 
  • Hand-Solomon added a 55.86 in the consolation final of the 100 free to take 10th place. 
  • Sanborn competed in the consolation final of the 200 breaststroke and ended the day 12th overall in 2:37.26.
  • Coleman was 14th in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:20.35 in the consolation final. 

Notes

  • Hood finished ninth at the championships with 155.5 points, ahead of Wilkes, Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham and Lebanon Valley. 
  • Messiah's 648 points were nearly 200 more than second place Widener's 459. 

Recap from session six earlier Sunday

YORK, Pa. - Four members of the Hood College women's swim team qualified for finals in their respective events during preliminary rounds during session six of the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships at the Graham Aquatic Center. 

How it Happened

  • Danielle Pong advanced to the championship final of the 200-yard breaststroke, finishing eighth during qualifying with a time of 2:34.11. 
  • Three other swimmers will compete in consolation finals. Brianna Hand-Solomon swam a time of 55.83 in the 100 freestyle and Kate Sanborn turned in a 2:38.27 in the 200 breaststroke. Both placed 11th during the prelims. 
  • Ann Coleman finished the 200 backstroke in 2:19.89, the 16th fast time during qualifying. 

Notes

  • Session six consisted of preliminary rounds and team scoring was unchanged.

Up Next

The MAC Championships wrap up with the seventh session at 6 p.m.