Kaduboski Swims to Gold; Bentley Women Finish Day 3 in 3rd Place

Kate Kaduboski at the top of the 400 IM podium with teammate Emily Niemiec on the right.
Kate Kaduboski at the top of the 400 IM podium with teammate Emily Niemiec on the right.

WORCESTER, Mass. – Bentley University junior Kate Kaduboski (Dedham/Dedham HS) earned the gold with a school record-setting performance in the 400 yard individual medley during day three of the Northeast-10 Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at WPI's Sport and Recreation Center.

Kaduboski posted an NCAA "B" cut time of 4:26.67 to win the race by nearly three-quarters of a second and break the school record set last year by senior teammate Emily Niemiec (Meriden, Conn./ Francis T. Maloney HS) by 2.45 seconds. Niemiec also made the trip to the podium as she was third in 4:31.28.

Sophomore Paige MacNeil (Branford, Conn./Branford HS) was awarded her third medal of the meet, and first individual, as she was the runner-up in the 100 backstroke, finishing in 58.18 seconds.

Senior Anne Warren (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron School) medaled in the 100 butterfly as she took third in 57.85. MacNeil also qualified for the finals in the event and she finished seventh in 59.21.

Warren also anchored the Falcons' bronze-winning 200 free relay team (1:39.59). That quartet also included junior Melissa Viator (Lubbock, Texas/Lubbock HS), classmate Hannah Rauch (Orchard Park, N.Y./Orchard Park HS) and sophomore Ari Revelas (Snyder, N.Y./Nardin Academy).

In the 200 freestyle, junior Brooke Jameson (Bedford/Bedford HS) missed the school record by just a hundredth of a second while finishing fifth in 1:54.72. Rauch also was a finalist and was seventh (1:56.96).

In the team standings, Bentley is third among ten teams with 432.5 points. Southern Connecticut State (579) and Assumption College (574) are in a battle for first while the Falcons lead fourth-place Pace University by 24 points.

The championships conclude on Sunday with the prelims getting underway at 10 am.