Askews compete at MAAC Championships

Johnstown High School graduates Erica Askew and Trevor Askew posted several solid finishes at the 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships for Division I swimming and diving. Erica Askew competes for Siena College, while Trevor Askew competes for Monmouth University. (Photo submitted)

BUFFALO – Johnstown High School graduates Erica Askew and Trevor Askew posted several solid finishes at the 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships for Division I swimming and diving.

The meet took place at Erie Community College’s Burt Flickinger Athletic Center in Buffalo from Feb. 14 to 17. The top eight finishers for individual events received medal awards. 

Trevor Askew, a freshman on the Monmouth University men’s Division I swim team, finished fourth in the 400- yard individual medley with a 4:00.60, breaking the school record by nine seconds which he previously set this past December. 

Askew placed fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:03.96 breaking his previously set school record by nine seconds.

Askew also erased the 200-yard individual medley school record by three seconds posting a 1:53.75 in his 11th place swim and scoring points for the Hawks.

Askew was part of Monmouth’s 400- yard freestyle relay and 800- freestyle relay which both set new program records. Askew combined with Eric Sorensen, Ryan Hohman and Hunter Klingener for a time of 3:09.84 for the 400-yard freestyle relay. Askew split a 1:44.18 for the lead 200-yard leg teamed with Homan, Klingener and Ryan Reutti for a time of 6:57.41 in the 800- freestyle relay for the Hawks.

Askew was the top individual point scorer for the Monmouth University swim team with 36 points. Monmouth University finished seventh in the men’s team standings. Rider University won the men’s team competition.

Erica Askew, a senior on the Siena College women’s Division I swim team, qualified for the 200-yard breaststroke A-finals with her fourth-place finish in prelims with a season-best time of 2:24.65 and took seventh place at finals with a 2:26.22. 

Askew also placed 10th and scored points for the Saints in the 100-yard breaststroke with a finals time of 1:06.86.

Askew was part of Siena’s 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard medley relay. Askew split a 30.07 in the 50- yard breast leg combined with Fiona Dretzka, Elizabeth Fournier and Francesca Tinucci for a time of 1:48.60 in the 200- yard medley relay. Askew split a 1:05.89 in the 100-yard breaststroke leg teamed with Dretzka, Fournier and Rachel Brown for a time of 3:58.28 in the 400-yard medley relay for the Saints.

Askew was the second-highest individual point scorer for the Siena College swim team with 19 points. Siena College finished in seventh place in the women’s team standings. Fairfield University won the women’s team competition.

At the start of the meet, the conference announced the All-Academic Team. In order to be eligible for the MAAC All- Academic Team, students must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Siena College had 12 Saints named to the team, which included senior Erica Askew.

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