DaCorte Rocking It at NEWMAC Swimming Championships
Former MDI Trojan Lydia DaCorte is having a meet to remember, at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships in Worcester, Massachusetts! The meet, which began on Thursday, continues through Sunday, February 24th.
On Day 1, on Thursday, February 21st, DaCorte along with the 3 members of the 800 Yard freestyle relay ended the race in second place with an NCAA 'B' cut time of 7:37.48. The finish also earned the squad All-Conference honors.
Yesterday, on Day 2, Friday February 22nd Lydia, won the 500-yard freestyle for the second consecutive season. This year, however, she set a meet record, a school record, and earned an IN 2018 Invited Time after completing the race in 4:53.52. DaCorte, who already held the Wheaton record in the event, shaved off two seconds from her previous school record, which she set back in February of 2018. She also shaved a second off the previous meet record, which was set by an MIT swimmer back in 2012 while coming up just a second shy of the NEWMAC record. Her time moves her to fourth on the NCAA performance list.
As if that wasn't enough, DaCorte then helped the 400 medley relay team take home all-conference honors with a second place finish