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AU swimming and diving teams split with RIT
11/06/09

ALFRED, NY — The Alfred University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hosted RIT in an Empire 8 Conference dual meet Thursday evening. The AU men defeated the Tigers, 152-91, while the Alfred women lost, 169-67.

Freshman Nate Chapman (Hornell, NY/Hornell), senior Andrew Brisson (Greenwich, CT/Greenwich) and Kameron Chambliss (Alfred Station, NY/Alfred-Almond) each won two events to lead the Saxons (2-0, 2-0 Empire 8). Chapman won the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:31.49) and 500-yard freestyle (4:59.84); Brisson won the 100-yard freestyle (48.29 seconds) and 200-yard freestyle (1:47.70); and Chambliss won 1-meter and 3-meter diving (265.70 and 238.25 points, respectively).

Senior Greg Pilgrim (Almond, NY/Alfred-Almond), in the 100-yard butterfly (55.03 seconds); sophomore Richard Guarniero (New York Mills, NY/Thomas R. Proctor), in the 100-yard backstroke (56.77 seconds); and sophomore Warren Dolben (Rye, NH/Berwick Academy) in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.00), also won events for the Saxons.

AU swept the relays, with Guarniero, Dolben, junior Zach Mix (Mt. Morris, NY/Mt. Morris) and sophomore Andrew Moragne (Cleveland, OH/University) taking the 200-yard medley relay (1:41.29), and Moragne, juniors Dan Steere (Hornell, NY/Alfred-Almond) and Tyler Olsen (Saratoga Springs, NY/Saratoga), and Brisson winning the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:29.96).

Olsen was second in the 200-yard free (1:49.57) and 100-yard free (49.22 seconds); junior Matt Lobban (Pittsford, NY/Pittsford Mendon) was second in the 1,000-yard free (10:39.96); and Moragne was second in the 50-yard freestyle (22.33 seconds).

Junior Sarah Blair (Auburn, NY/Auburn) led the Alfred women (0-2, 0-2 Empire 8) with wins in the 100-yard freestyle (56.07 seconds) and 50-yard free (25.16 seconds).

Other top performers for the AU women were: junior Calista Merritt (Conesus, NY/Livonia), second in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:55.52) and 500-yard freestyle (5:47.95); freshman Kylie Smith (Abington, PA/Abington), second in 1-meter diving (173.90 points) and 3-meter diving (181.65); freshman Eda Pallumbi (Windham, ME/Cheverus), third in the 1,000-yard freestyle (12:17.65) and 500-yard freestyle (6:01.77); and freshman Shelby Remington (Gainesville, NY/Letchworth), second in the 200-yard freestyle (2:13.00).

The team of Blair, freshmen Tracy Miller (Auburn, NY/Auburn) and Nicole Ramos (Freeville, NY/Dryden), and senior Meghan Jones (Beaver Falls, NY/Beaver River) placed second in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:48.07).

The Alfred men’s and women’s teams are in action next on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. at home against Pitt-Bradford.