KINGSTON, R.I. – University of Saint Joseph freshmen Veronika Latawiec (Newington, Conn.) and Annmarie Masayda (Watertown, Conn.) broke school records Sunday in the final day of competition at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships at the University of Rhode Island.
The three-day event concluded the 2015-16 season.
Latawiec had the top individual finish of the day for the Blue Jays coming in 13th in the 50-yard backstroke in 31.06.
Afforded the opportunity to participate in sanctioned time trials Sunday afternoon, Latawiec broke a school and freshman record in the 100 backstroke and Masayda eclipsed a freshman record in the 50 breaststroke. After finishing 20th in the 100 back on Saturday in 1:06.02, Latawiec was clocked at 1:05.27 Sunday, which narrowly eclipsed the records of Stephanie Taylor, whose 1:05.30 had stood since her first-year performance on Feb. 22, 2003. Masayda had finished 20th on Friday in the 50 breast in 34.58, but took nearly a second off that Sunday and her 33.59 eclipsed the record of USJ Hall of Famer Juliette Byrnes, whose 33.88 had been the record since Dec. 1, 2001.
USJ finished the meet with 165.5 points in the team competition and finished in 17th place.