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AU swimming and diving teams swept at RIT
11/05/10

ROCHESTER, NY — The Alfred University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were swept by host RIT in an Empire 8 Conference dual meet Friday evening. The AU men’s team lost 126-116 and the Alfred women fell, 127-99.

Senior Tyler Olsen (Saratoga Springs, NY/Saratoga) led the Alfred men’s team (1-1, 1-1 Empire 8) with a pair of wins, in the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.88) and 100-yard freestyle (48.16 seconds).

Other event winners or the Saxon men were senior Zach Mix (Mt. Morris, NY/Mt. Morris) in the 200-yard individual medley (2:04.70); sophomore Brett Irwin (Springwater, NY/Wayland-Cohocton) in the 100-yard butterfly (53.54 seconds); junior Richard Guarniero (New York Mills, NY/Thomas R. Proctor) in the 100-yard backstroke (57.03 seconds); and junior Warren Dolben (Rye, NH/Berwick Academy) in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.71). Mix was second in the100-yard fly (53.75) and Dolben was second in the 200-yard IM (2:05.56).

Sophomore Nate Chapman (Hornell, NY/Hornell) was second in the 1,000-yard free (10:18.28) and 500-yard free (4:58.49) and freshman Pete Sowinski (Akron, NY/Akron) was second in the 50-yard free (22.12 seconds).

AU swept the men’s relays. Guarniero, Dolben, Mix and senior Dan Steere (Hornell, NY/Alfred-Almond) won the 200-yard medley relay (1:40.13) and Chapman, Steere, Sowinski and Olsen won the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:15.67).

Senior Sarah Blair (Auburn, NY/Auburn) and sophomore Kylie Smith (Abington, PA/Abington) each won two events to pace the Alfred women. Blair came in first in the 50-yard free (25.07) and 100-yard free (55.89) and Smith swept diving, winning on the 1-meter (196.60) and 3-meter (163.85) boards.

Senior Calista Merritt (Conesus, NY/Livonia) in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:56.29) and placed third in the 500-yard free (5:49.47). Sophomore Eda Pallumbi (Windham, ME/Cheverus) was second in the 500-yard free (5:48.30) and third in the 200-yard free (2:12.03); sophomore Eryn Matich (Johnson City, NY/Johnson City) was third in the 200-yard IM (2:26.90) and second in the 100-yard fly (1:05.92); sophomore Shelby Remington (Pike, NY/Letchworth) was third in the 1,000-yard free (11:57.05); freshman Lauren Elberty (Flemington, NJ/Hunterdon) was second in 1-meter diving (135.10); freshman Paige Citarella (West Islip, NY/West Islip) was third in the 100-yard backstroke (1:06.42); and freshman Heather Remchuk (Hornell, NY/Hornell) was second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.87).

Citarella, Remchuk, Matich and Blair took second in the 200-yard medley relay (1:59.06) and Citarella, Remington, junior Donna Hoops (Geneseo, NY/Geneseo) and freshman Rachel Garramone (Evanston, IL/Chicago Waldorf) were second in the 400-yard free relay (4:02.70).

The AU men’s and women’s teams are in action next on Friday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. at home against Fredonia.