Haughton, Watson and Cooper record season bests at Division I clash in Washington DC

Jamaican freshman Nicholas Haughton had two top 3 finishes as Howard University took on American University  on Saturday October 31at home at the Burr gym pool. Haughton clocked 10:32.07 to become the fifth fastest swimmer of all time for the Howard Bison. He would etch his name again in the all-time rankings as he dropped 3 seconds from his last swim to record a personal best time of 5:04.49 .That clocking places Haughton ninth overall. He would end the Division I clash with a win as his A team took the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:31.09 aided by his second leg split of 22.44.

Performing well for the Bison was fellow freshman Bahamian Farion Cooper. Cooper was a part of the 200 yard freestyle relay clocking 23.52 for the opening leg. He had opened the meet with a 29.25 breaststroke split for the Bison A in the 200 yard medley relay. They finished second with a time of 1:39.44. He finished runner up in the 200 yard Individual medley clocking a season best of 2:05.39.

In women’s action   Howard University took on American University as well as   Mount St Mary’s. Competing for American University was US Virgin Islands Junior Caylee Watson. Watson was second in a season best time in the 100 yard backstroke of 59 .66. She also got a relay victory as the Eagles A team won the 200 yard freestyle relay in 1:39.64.Watson helped them to an early advantage with her opening leg split of 25.23.

The final results had the Bison Men going down to American University 128   to 88. In the women’s meet American University beat Howard but lost to Mt St Mary’s 105 to 100.

Nicholas Haughton  courtesy of Howard University Swimming and Diving
Nicholas Haughton
courtesy of Howard University Swimming and Diving
Farion Cooper Photo Courtesy of Howard University Swimming and Diving
Farion Cooper
Photo Courtesy of Howard University Swimming and Diving
Caylee Watson  Photo Courtesy of American University Swimming and Diving
Caylee Watson
Photo Courtesy of American University Swimming and Diving
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