Woodend competes at Empire 8 meet

ITHACA – Mayfield graduate Jade Woodend, a member of the Hartwick women’s swimming and diving team, won New York State and Empire 8 titles in three events this weekend at the UNYSCSA/Empire 8 Championships in Ithaca.

In addition, she set a total of six individual and relay records with four NCAA “B” cut times.

Individually, she placed first with “B” cuts in the 50 freestyle (23.61), 100 free (51.52), and 200 free (1:52.49). She became the first Hartwick swimmer to win the 50 freestyle in nine years. She helped the Hartwick 400 and 800 freestyle relay teams to Empire 8 second-team honors. The 400 freestyle team swam the event in 3:33.74, which was second-fastest in College history. The 800 freestyle team time of 7:40.44 was an NCAA provisional qualifying standard and a Hartwick record.

Woodend also helped the Hawks’ 200 free relay (1:38.18) and 200 medley relay (1:48.69) teams to Hartwick records. She will be compete in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle at the NCAA Division III Championships in Shenandoah Texas on March 20 to 23.

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