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AU splits swimming and diving meet with LeMoyne
1/16/10

ALFRED, NY -- The Alfred University men's swimming and diving team defeated LeMoyne, 176-110, Saturday afternoon in the Saxons' final home dual meet of the seaso. The AU women fell to LeMoyne, 162-120.

Seniors Andrew Brisson (Greenwich, CT/Greenwich) and Kameron Chambliss (Alfred Station, NY/Alfred-Almond) paced the men's team, which improved to 6-0 in the season. Brisson won three individual events -- the 50-yard freestyle (22.18 seconds), 100-yard free (48.18) and 200-yard free (21:46.61) -- and Chambliss swept the diving, taking the 3-meter event with 307.25 points and 1-meter event with 279.85 points.

Chambliss met NCAA qualifying standards in both diving events for a second straight meet -- he qualified Friday against visiting Utica with school record-breaking performances in both events -- and is in line to compete in the NCAA Division III championships in March in Minneapolis, MN.

Other winners for the AU men were: freshmen Nate Chapman (Hornell, NY/Hornell) in the 1,000 free (10:24.71) and 500 free (4:58.05); sophomore Warren Dolben (Rye, NH/Berwick Academy), in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.53); sophomore Andrew Morgane (Cleveland, OH/University) in the 100 butterfly (55.69 seconds); and senior Greg Pilgrim (Almond, NY/Alfred-Almond) in the 200 fly (2:03.61).

The Saxons swept the relays, with Brisson, Dolben, Pilgrim and junior Tyler Olsen (Saratoga Springs, NY/Saratoga) winning the 200 medley relay (1:39.59), and Moragne, juniors Dan Steere (Hornell, NY/Alfred-Almond) and Zach Mix (Mount Morris, NY/Mount Morris), and Olsen winning the 200 free relay (1:31.02).

Junior Sarah Blair (Auburn, NY/Auburn) paced the AU women (2-5) with wins in the 50 free (25.24 seconds), 100 free (55.99) and 200 free (2:04.01). Freshman Kylie Smith (Abington, P/Abington) won 3-meter diving (206.35 points).

Other top performers for the AU women were junion Calista Merritt (Conesus, NY/Livonia), second nin the 1,000 freestyle (12:00.89) and the 500 free (5:51.91); freshman Katie Ganley (Syracuse, NY/Westhill), second in the 100 breast (1:18.94) and 200 breast (2:49.08); and freshman Eryn Matich (Johnson City, NY/Johnson City), second in the 100 fly (1:06.31) and 200 fly (2:28.55).

The AU men and women are in action next on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. at Geneseo.