Swimming Shatters School Records, Posts NCAA Qualifying Marks

The Montclair State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams heated up during February’s Metropolitan Championships as the Red Hawks set 13 new school records, breaking several that had stood for nearly 28 years. The Red Hawks also saw three of its swimmers post qualifying times for the NCAA Division III Championships. Senior Zak Westerberg had a hand in all seven new records on the men’s side including his NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 50 freestyle. Freshmen Katie LaCava and Julie Hansen also had NCAA provisional times in the 200 butterfly. Montclair State earned 20 All-Conference accolades from the New Jersey Athletic Conference, including LaCava being chosen as the women’s Rookie of the Year.